TheYanks04 wrote:What is the latest word?
Teams with set catchers (no upgrades, either due to talent or $$):
Arizona (Hammock,Barajas), Atlanta (Marrero,Estrada), Boston (Varitek), Chicago-NL(Alomar,Olivo), Cleveland (Bard,Martinez), Colorado (Chas Johnson), Fla (Castro,Redmond), Houston (Ausmus), KC (Santiago, Stinnett), LA (Hundley, LoDuca), Milwaukee (Moeller, Bennett), Minn (LeCroy), Mtl (Schnieder), Yankees (Posada), Oakland (D Miller), Philly (Lieberthal), Pitts (Kendall), SD(Hernandez), SF (Pierzynski), STL (Matheny), TB (Hall), Texas (Diaz), Toronto (Myers)
Teams with bad catchers (upgrades needed):
Anaheim (Benji Molina), Cincinatti (LaRue,Miller), Detroit, Seattle (Dan Wilson)
Teams with good catchers, but may upgrade:
Baltimore (Javy Lopez), Chicago-NL (Barrett, Bako), Mets (Piazza may shift to 1B for it)
It looks like Detroit will have the money to sign him (since they didn't get Tejada), and Seattle could use him, but my guess is he goes to either Baltimore, the Cubs, or the Mets and they shift one of their other guys to the field/DH to accomodate. There just arent that many teams out there with the money right now. Maybe Hicks will finally trade some of his hitting for pitching, and then dig deep to sign Javy to catch them.