Ryan Doumit Expects To Make Decision Today

Free agent catcher Ryan Doumit is expected to make a decision about his next team today, and he's down to two AL clubs according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick (on Twitter). Doumit turned down a one-year, $3MM offer from the Dodgers earlier this month.

The Twins and Dodgers are among the teams that have shown interest in Doumit so far this offseason. The versatile 30-year-old seeks a one-year deal after posting a .303/.353/.477 line in 236 plate appearances for the Pirates in 2011. He can catch and play right field or first base.


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3 years 9 months ago

Mariners and Twins?

3 years 9 months ago

Dear Santa-

All I want for Christmas is for Jeff Mathis to be non-tendered.

BucSox
3 years 9 months ago

Good news for both Doumit and the Pirates.  Doumit because he will be in the AL where he can get some DH ABs which should reduce his injury risk.  Good for the Pirates because now they can get a comp pick and don’t have to worry about the risk of Doumit accepting arbitration.

Karkat
3 years 9 months ago

Doumit could really pan out to be a nice DH (with bonus catching experience!) for somebody. A good fit for the Twins, maybe?

Jeremiah Graves
3 years 9 months ago

Come on, Twinkies!!!

The_BiRDS
3 years 9 months ago

So its between the Twins and who else?

MNTwins12
3 years 9 months ago

hopefully just Twins 

Lloyd Parsons
3 years 9 months ago

Silence about the teams + crystal ball = one of the two teams being the Toronto Blue Jays

brian310
3 years 9 months ago

yeah he can be the backup catcher and platoon as the DH with Encarnacion

crzycanuck
3 years 9 months ago

The Blue Jays will most likely lose backup catcher Molina and Doumit would be a great addition.  Imagine if he turns out to be this year’s Napoli?  Anthopoulos will be forgiven for having traded him for Francisco.  Damn that still stings.

The_BiRDS
3 years 9 months ago

Didnt Molina sign with the Rays yesterday?

MNTwins12
3 years 9 months ago

Doumit isn’t anywhere close to being as durable as Napoli. Can’t compare them.

renegadeisback
3 years 9 months ago

Could see the Jays trying for him.

Encarnacion's Parrot
3 years 9 months ago

Doumit scares me a little. His splits last year were incredibly home-happy, yet PNC is more of a pitchers park, maybe middle-of-the-pack. Don’t know how his numbers were so bad on the road, but if the Jays do sign him, hopefully Rogers Center will greatly help him out, not to mention that Comerica, Fenway and Sandbox are all hitters parks too.

Steven Isaac
3 years 9 months ago

Mariners have been interested him before, Moore, hitting well in the final games of AFL, and Olivo at Catcher and Carp and Smoak (LF), at 1B/DH I see no match but i could be wrong :)

Bleed_Orange
3 years 9 months ago

Twins or O’s

corkyciv
3 years 9 months ago

I have NO DOUBT it’s the Red Sox. Watch.

sdsuphilip
3 years 9 months ago

The Red Sox already have a healthy version of Doumit in Lanaway.

0bsessions
3 years 9 months ago

Except Lavarnway doesn’t play an outfield position. His versatility would make him very useful in a bench role for the Red Sox (And give Lavarnway more time in AAA to work on his defense), but he’ll most certainly have starting offers elsewhere.

Tacho Bill
3 years 9 months ago

The only versatility Doumit has is being able to walk on crutches and in a walking boot.

gsquare
3 years 9 months ago

mariners

The_Porcupine
3 years 9 months ago

I’m not sure Doumit is a Gardy kind of guy.  The Twins value defense alot more than many teams, so I don’t think they would want their backup catcher/DH/whatever position to be a defensive liability.  And I really don’t feel he’s a good fit for Toronto.  Maybe the Royals or Indians?  Could also see maybe the Rockies.

3 years 9 months ago

I think they would be willing to sacrifice defense a little after seeing the horror that was Drew Butera at bat.

MNTwins12
3 years 9 months ago

Don’t forget about Rene Revera.

3 years 9 months ago

Mariners, 1 year, 3.2 millions…

MNTwins12
3 years 9 months ago

He made 5.2 million in 2011…
I don’t think he would turn down a 1 year 3mm offer from the Dodgers to go to Seattle for about the same salary.

KayDe Ritchie
3 years 9 months ago

he is from WA so you never know.

MNTwins12
3 years 9 months ago

Good point, I didn’t know that.

goner
3 years 9 months ago

“He can catch and play right field or first base.”

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

$21002046
3 years 9 months ago

Then the Twins are probably in. They are losing Cuddyer, who also plays several positions poorly……

0bsessions
3 years 9 months ago

A guy who’s willing to stand out there and at least attempt to get to the ball once in a while who can hit is valuable in its own way. I wouldn’t touch him as a starter, but being able to go out there and at least play in the field at those three positions would be useful.

MNTwins12
3 years 9 months ago

Come to Minnesota Ryan! 

3 years 9 months ago

That would be good.  He would provide great offense to spell basically anyone, especially Mauer at home.  Carroll and Doumit would be great additions to meet needs for the Twins. 

MNTwins12
3 years 9 months ago

It’s also nice that he is a switch hitter.

Tacho Bill
3 years 9 months ago

He can catch, barely. The Pirates tried him in RF and at 1B and he couldn’t do it, even with pretty poor competition. He’s got DH written all over him.

scoops42
3 years 9 months ago

he has bagger at a grocery store written all over him

stl_cards16
3 years 9 months ago

Yep, all those multi -million dollar grocery baggers.

TheHotCorner
3 years 9 months ago

There are lots of multi-million dollar grocery baggers.  Just ask Lenny Dykstra, Mark Brunell….

sherrilltradedooverexperience
3 years 9 months ago

John Starks of the knicks from way way back in 80’s or 90’s nba

nick1538
3 years 9 months ago

Doumit would replace Cuddyer for the Twins with a significantly smaller commitment in both money and years.  There is the added bonus that Doumit is younger and can occasionally catch.  People keep saying that Doumit is a liability on defense yet forget that Cuddyer was as well! 

MNTwins12
3 years 9 months ago

Cuddyer does have a great arm though.

scoops42
3 years 9 months ago

he cannot catch play first base or right field. just wanted to clear that up