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Postby Strokin Shortstop » Sat May 21, 2011 9:45 am

I am in a 10-team, head-to-head, points-based, keeper league that starts 2 catchers. My #1 is McCann, so I am good there, but my #2 is currently Saltalamacchia. His at-bats have looked way more promising as of late, but Wilson Ramos just cleared waivers in my league and is a free agent.

Should I pick up Ramos or stick with Salty?
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Re: Ramos or Salty??

Postby jruffus1 » Sat May 21, 2011 11:12 am

Even though Ramos doesn't catch everyday, he is a VERY promising talent. Its only a matter of time when he becomes the primary catcher.
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Re: Ramos or Salty??

Postby timaxman » Sat May 21, 2011 11:21 am

it's interesting, I was really high on salty coming into the season, he's shown that he can hit both in the minors when healthy and in spring training, but he clearly struggled both as a catcher and as a hitter on the big stage. However, he is turning his season around. He is now fully catching 3/5 of the regular starters and one of the 5 that he wasn't catching (dice-k) is on the dl, so for the next week or so I could see the possibility of him catching 4/5. As you pointed out he is taking quality at bats now, and ramos has cooled off at the plate. If you've stuck with salty so far, I suggest you ride him out as your second.
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Re: Ramos or Salty??

Postby Strokin Shortstop » Sun May 22, 2011 5:29 pm

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Re: Ramos or Salty??

Postby BUCCOFAN » Sun May 22, 2011 6:01 pm

Ramos

Salty's time is just about done in Beantown. They are looking for an everyday catcher.

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Re: Ramos or Salty??

Postby timaxman » Sun May 22, 2011 9:01 pm

BUCCOFAN wrote:Ramos

Salty's time is just about done in Beantown. They are looking for an everyday catcher.

PLEASE HELP ME:
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From a Red Sox fan, who has watched every game this year, and follow the sox with a microscope, I can tell you that this is false.
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Re: Ramos or Salty??

Postby timaxman » Sun May 22, 2011 9:24 pm

also: Salty hits 3rd hr in 4th game. batting .500 over the last week.
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Re: Ramos or Salty??

Postby HOOTIE » Sun May 22, 2011 9:25 pm

Ramos by a lot.
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Re: Ramos or Salty??

Postby timaxman » Sun May 22, 2011 9:44 pm

HOOTIE wrote:Ramos by a lot.


I would love to hear your explanation. Salty is being groomed to be the every day catcher, and throughout the minors showed multi-tool ability. He is learning from some of the best various staffs, and varitek, and is showing clear and constant growth.

Both have power, but salty is heating up while ramos is sinking.
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Re: Ramos or Salty??

Postby HOOTIE » Sun May 22, 2011 9:53 pm

Salty had a nice week. But at 26, he has done little.
Ramos is 22, had better minor league numbers, and i just feel is a better hitter.
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