Dodgers Making Progress With Matt Treanor

12:51pm: The Dodgers are making progress with Treanor on a one-year deal likely to be worth just under $1MM, tweets Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.

1:09am: The Dodgers are after a veteran catcher and are now looking at Matt Treanor, a baseball source told Ken Gurnick of MLB.com.  Treanor, 36, would serve as a veteran backstop alongside second-year catcher A.J. Ellis and rookie Tim Federowicz.

Treanor split time between the Royals and Rangers in 2011 and hit .214/.338/.291 in 242 plate appearances.


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26 Comments on "Dodgers Making Progress With Matt Treanor"


Devern Hansack
3 years 8 months ago

Anything more than a minor league deal with a spring training invite is a colossal overpay. The dude has been worth 1.7 WAR in his career.

3 years 8 months ago

Misty May adds value to any deal.

Khabibulan
3 years 8 months ago

Beat me to it. I was going to ask if Misty Mae can pitch.

3 years 8 months ago

She probably can’t pitch, but she’ll look good trying.

CAD_Monkey
3 years 8 months ago

I’m starting to think that the Matt Kemp extension was just a way for Colletti to distract the fans from the Ellis, Treanor, and whoever else signings…

3 years 8 months ago

well, the dodgers sure look pretty sh#tty for next year. Ellis, Gordon, Uribe. Doesn’t look too good on the offensive side.

3 years 8 months ago

Gordon batted .304/ OBP .325 with 24 SB’s in 224 AB’s. Pretty damn good for a rookie.

Joey E
3 years 8 months ago

why all the crying? it’s a damn backup. every team needs one and federowicz is clearly not ready for the bigs (might never be, but that’s a different issue)

seems like Ned is going to give AJ Ellis a shot as the starting catcher. at least he can get on base

3 years 8 months ago

Not gonna lie, being in LA I haven’t seen too many Marlin or Royal games. This guy can’t hit a lick, but how is he at calling games? He has ok defensive numbers. If he signs for league minimum and calls a good game, I wouldn’t be too upset about it considering what’s out there.

3 years 8 months ago

Matt Treanor is pretty much a guaranteed .215 hitter, but he worked very well with our pitchers in 2010 (with the Rangers). CJ Wilson would onlt have Treanor catch him.

55saveslives
3 years 8 months ago

Kemp has a great chance at breaking Bonds Intentional Walk record!

derail76
3 years 8 months ago

 *Bonds *intentional *walk *record.

3 years 8 months ago

Lol

Whole_New_World
3 years 8 months ago

That’s Clever*

grant77
3 years 8 months ago

2/9 should get it done. lol

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
3 years 8 months ago

This guy isn’t worth more than a minor league contract and an invite to spring training. Ellis is a better choice to split time with Federowitz, but if they go that way they’ll need to have someone in reserve at Triple-A. Or maybe the Dodgers are trying to avoid having two players named Ellis on the same roster.

3 years 8 months ago

If Treanor is signed it will be to back up AJ, not FedEx. This would just allow the Dodgers to give FedEx more time in AAA and see what he’s got while playing every day.

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
3 years 8 months ago

Yes, a possible scenario. I’d expect Federowitz to get another good look in Spring Training. The decision whether to keep him on the short roster would probably be made then. Treanor, if he’s signed, I see mainly as insurance against Federowitz not being ready at some point during the season. The issue being, the Dodgers don’t have any other major league ready catchers in the minors.

Gumby65
3 years 8 months ago

Maybe he’ll get lost in organization like Pat Borders after they signed him, and then release him 17 years after the fact.  One can only hope.

3 years 8 months ago

Matt spent a season with the Tigers on the same type of deal.  Unfortunately, he spent almost all of it on the DL.  But we got to see him and, by all reports, he calls a very good game and is a smart player, works well with pitchers.   That right there is something that isn’t measured in any statistics, but is two thirds of the value in a catcher, much to the chagrin of those who need to statisticize everything.   As a starting catcher?   Not.  He can’t hit a lick. 

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
3 years 8 months ago

I totally agree, which probably makes us both old farts. In the (not so) old days, it didn’t much matter if catchers were good batters, any more than it was important if a pitcher could hit. Defensive skills were understood as the main contribution they could make to a team. That’s why I was hoping the Dodgers would hang onto Rod Barajas.

3 years 8 months ago

Matt spent a season with the Tigers on the same type of deal.  Unfortunately, he spent almost all of it on the DL.  But we got to see him and, by all reports, he calls a very good game and is a smart player, works well with pitchers.   That right there is something that isn’t measured in any statistics, but is two thirds of the value in a catcher, much to the chagrin of those who need to statisticize everything.   As a starting catcher?   Not.  He can’t hit a lick. 

3 years 8 months ago

misty may coming to dodger stadium??? YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

3 years 8 months ago

misty may coming to dodger stadium??? YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

monkeydung
3 years 8 months ago

can’t stand Ned, but give him an extra $110 MM in salary room for the year and he can play the same games that cashman does

3 years 8 months ago

Don’t forget Juan Rivera.