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Jarrod Saltalamacchia introduced as the Marlins new catcher

Dec 9, 2013, 3:25 PM EDT

Jarrod Saltalamacchia, his wife and his three daughters just came into the media room here at the Winter Meetings to be introduced as the Marlins’ new catcher. It was a touching ceremony:


It put me in mind of the Winter Meetings two short years ago, when we last saw the Marlins introduce a big free agent signing:


So I guess that puts the over/under on the Marlins trading Saltalamacchia at, what, seven or eight months?

Of note: Jeff Loria was front and center for that Heath Bell presser in 2011. He was here today too, but not on the dais with the Marlins brass. He was sitting in the media chairs off to the far left, trying his best to be inconspicuous. Indeed, when I aimed my camera at him he made a point to sit back and low, apparently not wanting to be seen.

Question: does this presage a bold new era in Marlins history in which their owner is rarely seen and even more rarely heard? Or is he just sorta ashamed to be seen publicly?

  1. petey1999 - Dec 9, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    Wow, even with the hat, that’s more of Salty’s face and head than we’ve seen in 3 years. He seems like a good guy and all Red Sox Nation should wish him well.

    • jcmeyer10 - Dec 9, 2013 at 3:46 PM

      Yah, I am glad he got paid what he thought he was worth. Even though David Ross took over in the post season, we would not have made it there without Salty.

      Salty better check to see if that name is sewn on and not just glued. Give him an idea of how long before he will be traded.

  2. Old Gator - Dec 9, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    No one wants a clear view of Scrooge McLoria anyway, except maybe some local snipers.

  3. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Dec 9, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    Poor bastard.

    • jcmeyer10 - Dec 9, 2013 at 4:03 PM

      The bastard who gets paid 7 million dollars to live in Miami did not draw the short stick in life.

      • Old Gator - Dec 9, 2013 at 5:33 PM

        The bastard who gets paid seven million to work for Scrooge McLoria but could have gotten seven million to play for someone else did, at the very least, draw a shorter stick than he had to.

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Dec 9, 2013 at 6:55 PM

        Seeing as we are unfamiliar with sarcasm, I shall close the register at this point.

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