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The Red Sox and Rockies are talking about Chris Iannetta

Jul 19, 2010, 3:16 PM EDT

Ken Rosenthal reports that the Red Sox are talking to the Rockies about Chris Iannetta.  Rosenthal doesn’t see it going anywhere and neither do I, really.

I know the Sox are hurt now, but sometime soon they’re going to have Victor Martinez and Jason Vairtek back and not a lot of room for a third, offensive-oriented catcher on the roster.  The Sox should get well first – and as fast as they can — and see where they are before making a deal like this.

There’s always room for pitching, on the other hand, and given how things are going for the Sox, any help in the outfield would be welcome before a catching upgrade is made, no?

  1. BuckyBadger - Jul 19, 2010 at 4:04 PM

    Doesn’t make sense for the Rockies who would be out of a back up catcher. Rockies don’t need to make a trade. The team will be fine.

  2. Ace2000 - Jul 19, 2010 at 4:25 PM

    Agreed. The story earlier about Scott Downs made a heck of a lot more sense to me. If Boston can just refrain from panicking over the next few weeks and somehow hang within striking distance of the wild card, I think all they need is some bullpen help to make a serious run. That’s the one area of their game that’s not set to improve dramatically once everyone comes off the DL.

  3. RJS - Jul 19, 2010 at 4:52 PM

    The Red Sox may be thinking about something that would improve the team beyond this year. From that perspective, this move would make sense for the Red Sox as Victor and Varitek are both free agents at year’s end. Now, it might make more sense for both sides to hold off until the offseason, but at the same time they could certainly start talking about it now to lay the groundwork for a future deal.

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