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.”
with Salty in fold, I’m hearing to “stay tuned” for more #Marlins moves. Looking for a couple of more bats
— Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) December 4, 2013
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?
Welcome to Miami Jarrod! Marlins need water that’s Saltyy
— Giancarlo Stanton (@Giancarlo818) December 4, 2013
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.
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.
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.
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:
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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.
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.
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.”