The Cardinals, Rays, Marlins, Athletics, Mets, Rockies, Cubs and Pirates all have unsettled backup catching situations at the moment, but none seems especially interested in signing a free agent. Besides Pudge and Varitek, Ramon Castro and Ronny Paulino are struggling to find jobs as well. No one from the group figures to get more than a minor league contract. source Hardball Talk
Thursday, January 26, 2012
I know the team already put this to bed, but I'm still not convinced of Thole/Nickeas and there apparently are some veteran catchers available. Don't get me wrong I would rather have had Pudge five years ago but on a minor league deal to see what he has left, what would be the harm. I don't have any interest in the rest but I would definitely give Pudge a chance especially when Nickeas is the back-up and Thole struggled at times last year...
Posted by Ed Ryan at 10:08 PM