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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  1. Mariners and Twins?

  2. Dear Santa-

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

  3. BucSox 4 years 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.

  4. Karkat 4 years ago

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

  5. Jeremiah Graves 4 years ago

    Come on, Twinkies!!!

  6. The_BiRDS 4 years ago

    So its between the Twins and who else?

  7. Lloyd Parsons 4 years ago

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

    • brian310 4 years ago

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

    • crzycanuck 4 years 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 4 years ago

        Didnt Molina sign with the Rays yesterday?

      • MNTwins12 4 years ago

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

  8. renegadeisback 4 years ago

    Could see the Jays trying for him.

    • Encarnacion's Parrot 4 years 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.

  9. Steven Isaac 4 years 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 :)

  10. Bleed_Orange 4 years ago

    Twins or O’s

  11. corkyciv 4 years ago

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

    • sdsuphilip 4 years ago

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

      • 0bsessions 4 years 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.

  12. Tacho Bill 4 years ago

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

  13. gsquare 4 years ago

    mariners

  14. The_Porcupine 4 years 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.

  15. Mariners, 1 year, 3.2 millions…

    • MNTwins12 4 years 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.

  16. goner 4 years ago

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

    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    • $21002046 4 years ago

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

    • 0bsessions 4 years 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.

  17. MNTwins12 4 years ago

    Come to Minnesota Ryan! 

    • 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. 

  18. Tacho Bill 4 years 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 4 years ago

      he has bagger at a grocery store written all over him

      • stl_cards16 4 years ago

        Yep, all those multi -million dollar grocery baggers.

        • TheHotCorner 4 years ago

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

          • sherrilltradedooverexperience 4 years ago

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

  19. nick1538 4 years 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! 

  20. scoops42 4 years ago

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

  21. Minnesota would be great.  Then I could watch him here in Rochester on all his rehab assignments.

  22. JLaw 4 years ago

    CapitolAvenueClub dotcom suggested picking him up for the Braves and I’ve been high on the idea ever since. It’s not the end of the world, but it would have made sense.

  23. Bleed_Orange 4 years ago

    Well played Mauer

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