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A lot better than Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

 

 

I mean, "a lot better" is a huge exaggeration considering Salty posted an OPS nearly .100 points higher as he hits the peak of his career and Pierzynski is nearly a decade older and obviously on the decline.

 

Pierzynski is simply another band-aid on a broken arm. The organization needs a long-term solution, and with nobody in line to take the job internally, Salty for 3 or 4 years would make great sense while we can draft and develop a future option.

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He's better because he won't want a ridiculous long-term overpayment. Saltalamacchia sucks. With the exception of McCann, no one on the list of catchers is worth signing long-term.

 

 

Well, I guarantee you there's at least one Major League GM out there willing to disagree with you. So there's that.

 

And McCann is much more attractive to a team like Texas that can use him to fill three different voids, but Salty can play behind the plate more and is a few years younger. That may make him more valuable (long-term) considering it opens up his market to the entire league and not just AL teams. If any NL team gives McCann a 4/5 yr deal they're nutz. Salty, however, has earned at least a three year deal IMO and he's not limited to any particular league.

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He's better because he won't want a ridiculous long-term overpayment. Saltalamacchia sucks. With the exception of McCann, no one on the list of catchers is worth signing long-term.

 

 

Well, I guarantee you there's at least one Major League GM out there willing to disagree with you. So there's that.

 

 

That doesn't mean that it's a smart move. GMs do really dumb things all of the time.

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He's better because he won't want a ridiculous long-term overpayment. Saltalamacchia sucks. With the exception of McCann, no one on the list of catchers is worth signing long-term.

 

Well, I guarantee you there's at least one Major League GM out there willing to disagree with you. So there's that.

That doesn't mean that it's a smart move. GMs do really dumb things all of the time.

 

Doesn't mean it's dumb, either. This is kind of a wait and see situation. There's an argument for both sides.

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I can see Pierzynski ending up with a team like the Red Sox, they'll be glad to get rid of Salty and they have a few catchers that need at least a year or two in the minors. As for catchers Salty would be more in the Marlins price range, I can't see why McCann or Pierzynski would even consider the Marlins

 

Saltalamacchia is going to get more money than Pierzynski.

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He's better because he won't want a ridiculous long-term overpayment. Saltalamacchia sucks. With the exception of McCann, no one on the list of catchers is worth signing long-term.

 

Well, I guarantee you there's at least one Major League GM out there willing to disagree with you. So there's that.That doesn't mean that it's a smart move. GMs do really dumb things all of the time.

 

Doesn't mean it's dumb, either. This is kind of a wait and see situation. There's an argument for both sides.

 

 

 

 

Of course it mean's it dumb--you just have to look at the numbers to realize he's not worth overpaying for.

 

I don't see an ounce of logic in your desire to overpay for someone like Saltalamacchia.

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Yeah but he may get paid as if he'd be duplicating it.

 

Doesn't seem to be the case. ESPN is saying he could be had for a "Soto-like deal" which would be extremely reasonable. If he were getting paid to replicate last season he would get a Ruiz-type deal and that's obviously not happening.

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Yeah but he may get paid as if he'd be duplicating it.

 

Doesn't seem to be the case. ESPN is saying he could be had for a "Soto-like deal" which would be extremely reasonable. If he were getting paid to replicate last season he would get a Ruiz-type deal and that's obviously not happening.That seems very reasonable to me.

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