Over the last few weeks Rangers catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia has been hearing rumors that he may end up being traded to the Boston Red Sox this winter. The Rangers are rather crowded behind the plate, as they also have Gerald Laird and Taylor Teagarden, and a trade of one of them would make sense.
Well, while nothing is set in stone as to which one the Rangers are going to trade, that hasn't stopped Jarrod from sharing his feelings on the situation. He's not exactly trying to hide the sheer excitement he feels when he pictures himself in a Red Sox uniform.
"That would be a dream come true," said Saltalamacchia, 23. "I'd love to go there and either work under Jason [Varitek] for a year or two or just go there and catch full-time.
"I love watching Jason. He's like an idol of mine. I watch him and I learn from him and I'd love to be able to spend time with him. I saw him this year and we talked for a while and I learned so much from him in the short time we had."
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Jarrod also goes on to say he'd welcome the trade because it would give him a chance to catch more often than he does in Texas. Of course, I'm not sure Jarrod realizes that if the Red Sox trade for him and also re-sign Varitek, they'll have three catchers as well. Well, unless Jarrod can show he knows how to catch a knuckleball and the team parts ways with Kevin Cash, which I don't see happening.