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Snyder is still with the Diamondbacks … for now

Feb 22, 2010, 11:44 AM EDT

Back in November the Blue Jays called off a Lyle Overbay-for-Chris Snyder swap and then in December the Diamondbacks offered Snyder to the Rangers for C.J. Wilson, only to have Texas predictably turn it down and Wilson tweet about how he was “borderline offended” by the offer.
Since then Snyder’s name hasn’t popped up in trade rumors much despite Arizona being committed to Miguel Montero as the starter and several teams needing upgrades behind the plate. “Obviously we had those discussions and made an attempt early and there is a point at which it becomes less realistic,” general manager Josh Byrnes told MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert. “So right now I think it’s prudent to assume that’s going to be our catching combination.”
Montero bats left-handed and Snyder bats right-handed, so they make for a nice platoon, but my guess is that Byrnes and the Diamondbacks remain very willing to part with Snyder for any kind of decent value. One issue is that Snyder is coming off back surgery and another issue is that he’s owed $11 million over the next two years, so first he’ll need to prove that he’s healthy and then the Diamondbacks may need to eat some salary.

  1. Old Gator - Feb 22, 2010 at 11:53 AM

    Everyone else who is amazed that the Mutts didn’t sign yet another damaged, lopsided, ridiculously overpriced catcher, raise your hands.
    .
    No, let’s not always see the same hands….

  2. Rob Cosper - Feb 22, 2010 at 1:56 PM

    Snyder is a quality catcher who got a contract he warranted. The “braintrust” that is the D-Backs front office is where the fault lies.
    The owners group, GM and manager are at best mediocre. If the team underperforms this season, they won’t be able to blame the economy for the empty seats at Chase Field.

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