I look at this Red Sox offense and I don't really see the need for an overly offensive catcher, The Sox need a catcher who's priority is defense.Salty's appeal to teams is his ability to hit not catch and although, Jason Varitek had been a great catching option in the past, his knees are terrible now and thus, has turned into an awful catching option for everyday use.
The Red Sox need a catcher that can play a role similar to how Joe Giardi literally provided only a sturdy backstop for the very much successful but hated 1998 Yankees. A nether guy that embodies the kind of catcher the Sox need is Mike Matheny. Matheny did a solid job as backstop for the Cardinals when the Sox played them in the2004 World Series. Last year, the thing that erked me the most about the Red Sox was not the inconsistent bullpen, but rather the way opposing teams treated the basepaths like a horse race; stolen base attempt after stolen base attempt almost uncontested by the ex-Red Sox catcher, Victor Martinez. Please comment and tell me if you share the same uneasiness I do about the Red Sox catching situation.