Sunday, January 16, 2011

Saltalamacchia Upbeat About 2011

Jarrod Saltalamacchia took a few seconds out of his participation in yesterday's Jimmy Fund event to talk to FenwayNation about 2011. All indications are that "Salty" will be the primary catcher this year for Boston.

Asked what his biggest challenge might be in the coming year—for example, handling the pitching staff or meeting the high expectations of Red Sox fans—Jarrod exuded confidence. Unwilling to characterize these issues as challenges, he simply stated that he feels ready and eager for Spring Training and has a good handle on the pitching staff from last year.

It just may be that Theo Epstein's long-standing faith in Saltalamacchia may actually pay off—if confidence is any clue.