Marlins Way: Reactions to Jarrod Saltalamacchia Signing

Nov 2, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia interacts with fans along Boylston Street during the World Series parade and celebration. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Marlins made their big and unexpected splash in the free agent waters on Tuesday evening, as they were able to sign former Red Sox catcher, Jarrod Saltalamacchia. The signing proved that not all free agents are going to avoid Miami because of what happened last year.

The signing also proves that the dimensions at Marlins Park are not necessarily going to scare away hitters either. Hopefully the signing of Salty opens more doors down the road for the Fish.

According to MLB.com writer Joe Frisaro (via Twitter), the Marlins are not quite done with their winter shopping yet. His source told him to “stay tuned.”

Here are some reactions from around the internet on the Marlins signing of their prized free agent catcher: Giancarlo Stanton gave his new teammate a warm welcome to Miami. It seems Stanton is happy with the signing, a good sign for the Fish moving forward?

Jarrod Saltalamacchia signing: Marlins cover present, future with free agent signing | Fishstripes

The Miami Marlins not only got a reasonable contract for free agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, but they also covered both their immediate present and future of the franchise with the move.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia signing: Marlins make reasonable three-year deal | Fishstripes

The Miami Marlins have signed free agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia to a reasonable three-year, $21 million contract that will cover the team’s present situation at catcher as well as parts of its future.

Miami Marlins Make Great Move By Bringing In Jarrod Saltalamacchia | Rant Sports

Aside from the 2012 season, it has has been relatively quiet on the positive end of the spectrum for the Miami Marlins in the offseason, but it looks like things are changing slowly. The Marlins made a great move Tuesday, signing free agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia to a three-year, $21 million deal.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Marlins reach three-year deal | USA Today

Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia is going from the World Series champions to a team that lost 100 games.

Saltalamacchia has agreed to a $21 million, three-year deal with the Miami Marlins, two people familiar with the negotiations said Tuesday. The people confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract had not been finalized.

Saltalamacchia, Marlins agree on 3-year, $21 million deal  | Sun-Sentinel

Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s journey through free agency has brought him home.

The West Palm Beach-born Saltalamacchia according to multiple sources who has agreed in principle to a three-year, $21 million deal.

Why Jarrod Saltalamacchia Is Great Value for the Miami Marlins’ Rebuild | Bleacher Report

Jarrod Saltalamacchia is taking his talents to South Beach.

The 28-year old catcher has agreed in principle to a three-year deal that will pay him $21 million:

Here at Marlin Maniac:

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MLB Rumors: Miami Marlins Favorites Over Twins For Jarrod Saltalamacchia?Ehsan Kassim

With the Boston Red Sox out of the sweepstakes for catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, after their signing of A.J. Pierzynski, the race is now between two teams: the Miami Marlins and Minnesota Twins.

Breaking: Jarrod Saltalamacchia Close To Signing With Miami MarlinsChris Logel

Many people in baseball viewed Jarrod Saltalamacchia as the second best free agent catcher on the market this year. If he truly is, then the Marlins just scored a big win in free agency. “Salty” is close to signing a free agent deal with the Miami Marlins, according to Ken Rosenthal (on Twitter) of Fox Sports.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia Signs With Marlins Chris Logel

After a day filled with rumor and source checking, it has finally been confirmed that the Marlins have signed Jarrod Saltalamacchia. According to sources, Saltamacchia signed a 3 year, 21 million dollar contract pending a physical.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia Comes Home To The Miami Marlins Geoff Parkins

The ink isn’t dry yet, and there is still a physical to pass, but it looks like Boston catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia is now a Marlin. A back-loaded three-year $21m deal is the first of two big pieces the Marlins need to complete the puzzle called “Offense.”

 

 

Topics: Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Miami Marlins

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