D’Backs Called Red Sox About Chris Snyder

The Diamondbacks called the Red Sox today, attempting to trade Chris Snyder, tweets Peter Gammons of MLB.com and MLB Network. Today was the first day on the job for interim general manager Jerry DiPoto, who seems to have wasted no time in preparing for the July 31st trade deadline.

Though Gammons doesn't indicate the Sox' level of interest in Snyder, it's probably safe to say that the D'Backs are more interested in moving the backstop than Boston is in acquiring him. Snyder has about $2.4MM left on his 2010 salary, and is owed $5.75MM next year, along with a $750K buyout for 2012's $6.75MM club option. With Miguel Montero healthy and raking (.375/.444/.563), Snyder has been relegated to backup duty for the D'Backs.

However, the Sox were rumored to have interest in Snyder earlier this season, and could be interested again with Jason Varitek and Victor Martinez both on the disabled list. In April, Gammons thought that the club would prefer to spend any excess money before the deadline on "a big piece," rather than taking on Snyder's salary.


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31 Comments on "D’Backs Called Red Sox About Chris Snyder"


5 years 2 months ago

As interested as the D’backs may be in trading Snyder, considering Kevin Cash is the Red Sox starting catcher, it’s fair to say the Red Sox are the one’s without much leverage in a hypothetical trade…

Luke Adams
5 years 2 months ago

My thinking was that with V-Mart not on the DL for long, the Sox wouldn’t want to take on Snyder’s salary for what would just be a two-week fix. I suppose with V-Mart facing free agency though, Snyder being under contract for next year could be appealing.

Dbacks_UA
5 years 2 months ago

I think the sox have enough funds to make this happen. Snyder handles a pitching staff very well and watching him on a daily basis, his bat seems better than his average lets on. I think this would be a good move for the sox. Probably wouldnt take much talent as the Dbacks most likely just want the salary relief.

ELPinchy
5 years 1 month ago

Why would it be a good move for the sox,they only need someone for 2-3 weeks before Vmart returns. Tek is out 4-6 weeks but he is still only the back-up.

Dbacks_UA
5 years 1 month ago

Because it wouldn’t take talent, just money. And, Vmart is great but he is no catcher. This would give you a solid defensive catcher, who has some pop. And, would allow you to give Vmart a rest as well as ORtiz/Youk/Beltre.

ELPinchy
5 years 1 month ago

we have plenty of all glove catchers in the minors and now Cash. Those don’t cost anything new.

Steve_in_MA
5 years 2 months ago

Moe, c’mon. Martinez is out for only 2 weeks. He cracked the tip of his thumb. Its not in his hand proper. He remains in the top 5 offensive catchers in the ML. We’ve got all the leverage. We don’t need anyone, at all. Right now, our PawSox rag-tag bunch is beating the snot out of everyone. We’re a game out of first. And now, on to Snyder.

If we are not going to re-sign Martinez, then Snyder would be a wonderful choice to carry us for the next two years; til Exposito (who is hitting .371 in his last 10 games and has 53 RBI in 67 games) is ready in 2012. Snyder can throw out baserunners (21%). He can hit for occasional power (9 HR) and drive in runs. His OBP is decent. He calls an excellent game. But if we sign him, what are we gonna do … release Varitek? We just don’t have any place to put him while we finish this season. Snyder is not an acquisition we make to put a bandage on a wound. He’s for the intermediate term. We’re just not there yet. A season ending injury to either of Tek or V-Mart, then maybe we could pull the ripcord for him. Right now, we’re on hold.

Cash caught a phenomenal game tonight. He even coerced Pap to throw his slider when he was down in the count. It made a pretty good hitter (Adam Jones) look absolutely pathetic. Kudos to Cash.

BoSoxSam
5 years 1 month ago

Half a game! O.o

5 years 2 months ago

I doubt the ragtag bunch can sustain all season, but like you said Vmart isn’t seriously injured at all. Should be out just 11 days.

ELPinchy
5 years 1 month ago

Well if Beckett and Ells ever make it back then it kind of changes somethings. That is until Beltre breaks some more ribs on the team.

Steve_in_MA
5 years 1 month ago

Stranger things have happened, i.e., the Mets won the 1969 series. But you’re probably right that the AAA team we now have cannot sustain the club forever. I just hope they can get us through the next 4-5 weeks, when Pedey, Beckett, Martinez, Hermida and possibly even Ellsbury would be back. Buchholz is gonna make a start on Monday, so we’ll see where he is then. Meantime, what the hell happened to your guys out West?

5 years 1 month ago

Lackluster pitching + facing two aces = fail. Today the bats let us down more than anything.

CaptainCharisma
5 years 2 months ago

Michael Bowden for Chris Snyder seems fair.

It’s just that the Sox would have a logjam once everyone came back at catcher. They’re not going to unceremoniously release Varitek either.

ELPinchy
5 years 1 month ago

While I’m not even high on Bowden, I just don’t think its worth it.

redsox4120
5 years 1 month ago

Bowden has been pitching VERY good this season, he could land in the Sox pen before to long.

ReverendBlack
5 years 1 month ago

Bowden has returned to his original, default mechanics after trying for a year & a half to make it work the Sox way. The results have been solid.

He’s still not much of a prospect, though.

BoSoXaddict
5 years 1 month ago

Why is everyone so down on Bowden? I know Sox fans got some flack for trying to pump up his value and insert him in to some BIG theoretical trade deals at last year’s deadline but give the dude some credit – he’s still ranked as the #10 prospect in the Sox system by SoxProspects.com and still projects as a #3 or #4 starter or possibly a reliever. And he really hasn’t had that much big-leaugue experience yet. Still a solid prospect in my book, just without as much upside as say Pimental, Doubront, etc.

ReverendBlack
5 years 1 month ago

I don’t think people are really down on him, except maybe down from high expectations & hype levels that were never appropriate to begin with.

redsox4120
5 years 1 month ago

Snyder would have a blast hitting a Fenway.

SierraM363
5 years 1 month ago

Yea maybe if they’re willing to accept pennies for the dollar and pay half the salary. Seriously, the Yankees aren’t exactly running away with the division even with this AAA lineup we’ve been trotting out there. No need to do anything rash yet.

BoSoxSam
5 years 1 month ago

Not worth the talent we’d need to give up (even if its nothing much). V-mart is only out two weeks, and cash is strong defensively and calls a good game, even if he can’t hit. He’ll be enough for two weeks. As someone else said, Snyder is an intriguing option for an intermediate need if V-Mart leaves, as we prepare someone like Exposito. But until the end of the season, there is no reason to acquire him.

johnsilver
5 years 1 month ago

Just because Boston is a team that can pay a guy a bit more than they are worth, does not mean they should go around picking up thse teams bad contracts and Snyder’s contract IS bad for what you get, even without giving up anything in return.

Lets_Go_Red_Sox
5 years 1 month ago

This trade would be pointless, now at least, snyder would go right back to the bench when vmart comes back as victor is blocked at 1b/ dh, then what do u do with tek? DFA? The sox WILL NOT EVER do that, face it cash will be the Cather until vmart is ready, I could easily see a snyder/ ianetta/ sazuki who ever is out there trade in the off season though

5 years 1 month ago

Picking p Kevin Cash for a couple of weeks was the smart move at this time for the sox.

redsox4120
5 years 1 month ago

no. way.

ReverendBlack
5 years 1 month ago

Makes about as much sense as Lars Anderson for Miguel Montero.

ELPinchy
5 years 1 month ago

Lars is hitting .222 in 194 ABs in AAA this year,is anyone still under the impression that he has much value at all? It looks like he can’t even hit lefty pitching (.047avg vs. LHP in AAA).

I think he has one more year at most in the Redsox system before they cut ties.

If they can deal him for something of value I’d say do it right away,just not snyder in the current situation.

ELPinchy
5 years 1 month ago

Lars is hitting .222 in 194 ABs in AAA this year,is anyone still under the impression that he has much value at all? It looks like he can’t even hit lefty pitching (.047avg vs. LHP in AAA).

I think he has one more year at most in the Redsox system before they cut ties.

If they can deal him for something of value I’d say do it right away,just not snyder in the current situation.

ReverendBlack
5 years 1 month ago

Exchange value? No, obviously not – which is why you don’t trade him. He still has plenty of prospect value.

ReverendBlack
5 years 1 month ago

Exchange value? No, obviously not – which is why you don’t trade him. He still has plenty of prospect value.

ELPinchy
5 years 1 month ago

I really dont even think he has that anymore.