Raiding The Texas Catcher Stash

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September is not just the magical time for call ups. It's also a time when a mild injury can give you the rest of the year off if you play for a lousy team. It's a Fall tradition like apple cider, the start of football, and college kids returning to absolutely destroy the city of Boston. Jarrod Saltalamacchia is getting his autumnal sabbatical on with a sore right forearm.

After the Rangers received Salty from the Braves in the Teixeira trade, it was well known that along with Gerald Laird, they were now sitting on two valuable young catchers. They've managed to hold to both of them, but that may soon be over. Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News says Laird is none too happy to still be platooning after Saltalamacchia's injury. This time with unfortunately named olympian Taylor Teagarden.

"I'm real disappointed. It looks like I'm only going to get half the games. What can I say? I'll do the best I can. But they have to decide this off-season. I'm kind of tired of this stuff. I feel like they owe it to all of us to make a decision. I just want some clarity. If they're going to go with one of them, then give me a chance to go somewhere else.

"I don't want to be doing this the next couple of years. I feel honestly like this was may be my last month as a Ranger. I feel almost like my time here is almost over. I love it here, but I want a chance to play everyday. I'm not saying I want to be traded. I just don't want to deal with this situation again. I just want to know going into camp if I'm going to have a chance to play everyday.''

To clarify. He's not asking to be traded. But you better frickin' trade him. Gerald Laird refuses to be your doormat. Don't go breaking his heart.

One of the three will certainly go, but I'm not well versed enough in their comparative values to guess which one and where to for how much. I do know that the two aging monoliths of the AL East would be excited to take someone off his haunches in Arlington.


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Sore right forearm? Somebody get this guy a girlfriend.

Jarrod would high-five you for that comment, mT, but his hand is stuck in grip mode.

Taylor Teagarden sounds like the name of one of my daughter's dolls, not a baseball player.

"College kids returning to absolutely destroy the city of Boston."

You mean "Returning to be the entire population of the city of Boston," right?

I do know that the two aging monoliths of the AL East would be excited to take someone off his haunches in Arlington.

Huh huh. Dude, that sounds gay.

Salty should be fine. He's a switch-hitter, so he'll just go lefty full-time during his off-season conditioning.

The Red Sox will re-sign 'Tek. He was an All-Star for Pete's sake!

@Arman

Not as gay as "they were now sitting on two valuable young catchers."

@CTC

Jeez, how did I miss that? I mean, everyone knows that the Rangers' owners have always been chickenhawks.

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