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Monday, November 03, 2014

Arizona Diamondbacks appear willing to move catcher Miguel Montero | FOX Sports

This is an odd rumor. Unless the the team is ready to risk starting Pete O’Brien, it doesn’t really have a replacement ready.

Montero, 31, is owed $40 million over the next three seasons. And though his offense declined in 2013 and ‘14, he still could be a realistic alternative for teams that strike out on free-agent catcher Russell Martin, particularly if the D-Backs help pay down his remaining obligation.
The D-Backs want to upgrade their starting pitching, but team president Derrick Hall told the Arizona Republic in September that the team’s payroll is expected to drop from an Opening Day figure of about $112 million last season to the $100 million range in 2015.

Jim Furtado Posted: November 03, 2014 at 06:56 AM | 4 comment(s)
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