Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Olney: Red Sox May Want To Upgrade Catching

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If you're Jarrod Saltalamacchia, you might want to hold off on that deposit for a new Boston condo. Sure, interest rates are low, but maybe Salty should first check out the interview on WEEI today with ESPN's Buster Olney. Appearing on the Mutt & Merloni Show, Olney hinted strongly that the Red Sox are not all that happy with the performance of their soon-to-be 28-year old backstop. In fact, Olney suggested that Boston may be looking to deal Salty before the July 31st trading deadline. Maybe the "Phantom Umpire's Interference" incident last night has reinforced that view. The Red Sox do have tremendous organizational depth at the catching position—from Ryan Lavarnway to Christian Vazquez to Blake Swihart to Dan Butler. So, don't be surprised if Mr. Olney's intuition comes to fruition.