In November of last year, the Diamondbacks thought they had found a taker for Chris Snyder when they agreed to ship him to Toronto for Lyle Overbay. However, the Blue Jays got cold feet because of concerns over Snyder's surgically repaired back. So, the deal was called off and Arizona was stuck paying the catcher $11.25MM over the next two seasons.
This season, the D-Backs say that they plan to give Snyder a healthy dose of playing time at catcher alongside Miguel Montero, according to MLB.com's Steve Gilbert. GM Josh Byrnes claimed back in February that the club was not looking to deal the 29-year-old. Recently, however, a report suggested that Byrnes had him on the block – with the Brewers as a potential suitor.
Snyder was linked to the Mets prior to signing Rod Barajas as their primary backstop. Talks reportedly ended because the Mets wanted Arizona to assume almost all of the $4.75MM Snyder is owed in 2010.
If Snyder can demonstrate that he has truly recovered from his back injury, then Arizona might be able to move the right-handed slugger without eating too much of his salary. What teams could you see getting in the mix?
posada its geting old
No, I don’t think so Jesus Montero is waiting in the wings, so if anything at all were to happen to Posada he would be the first one called up.
Not to mention Austin Romine and Gary Sanchez thats i f Jesus cant stick at catcher which i think he might be able to , with austin we the more mlb ready outta him and Sanchez
True enough, I forgot about Romine. I’m not too familiar with Sanchez, but yeah they have options behind the plate no need to bring in Snyder. Snyder could be a target for the M’s if Moore and Johnson fail to get the job done.
Snyder’s only signed for this year tho, so if something were to happen I could see the Yankees trading for him. The team is wanting to let Montero develop a year in Triple-A before calling him up and Francisco Cervelli probably wouldn’t be a reliable catcher for a full year. But I could only see it if Posada gets hurt, not just to acquire him as a back up.
In that case yes i agree with you but it would have to be a serious injury for them to go out and get snyder but im pretty sure it wont be him cause he still has two years left on his contract though 11.25 for 2 years for Chris
Or they can just give us Montero. Problem solved.
I would go nuts if I was a D-Backs fan and they got that deal done.
You honestly thought I was serious?
Haha, no no of course not. I was just commenting on how funny it would be if tomorrow morning you checked this site and it says “Snyder traded to Yanks for Montero.”
Mr. Byrnes, take note of my suggestion.
Mr. Cashman, get really, really, really trashed tonight.
…..and it’s a done deal.
But can you imagine the lineup confusion? “Hey, who’s behind the plate today?” “Montero.” “No, I me- never mind.”
I was reading in articles that people in the yankees organzation says that Austin Romine reminds them of a young posada with better defense and Sanchez was 2008 first round pick i belivie is the year, but i fully agree with you we have no need and i mean no need for him even as a backup Cervilli is more than capable of fulling that need, the M’s would be a good sport
I could see Detroit getting involved mid season if Laird underperfoms at the dish to split time with Avilia and alos if Avilia does not show he is ready.
Regardless of where he goes, I disagree with the plan to give Snyder “a healthy dose of playing time.” So they’re going to play a hobbled catcher over one of the more promising offensive catchers in the league (Montero)? Why would a team do that? I understand they want to build up Snyder’s value–but at the cost of ABs for Montero? Seems silly to me.
I think Snyder is one of those rehab projects that could be low risk, medium-high reward. In 2008, his defense was STELLAR. 70 assists, range factor per 9 of 8.3, no errors (fpct 1.000). I’m unfamiliar with his gamecalling/pitcher-handling capabilities. For a guy with only moderate power, he whiffs about 1/3 of the time. His OBP is mediocre also (0.333). If he’s healthy, can return to the previous defensive level, and the buying team’s coaches believe they can improve his plate discipline, then he becomes a possibility. I think they have to eat $2MM in salary on him, no matter what happens, to get rid of him. That’s just the going rate on non-star 29 y/o catchers. BoSox might try to bring him in if they don’t resign V-Mart, or sign him and move V-Mart to DH, just to give them two years of coverage until Luis Exposito is ready. But don’t expect much in the way of prospects coming back. There’s too much rehab risk to warrant giving up top talent for him. Maybe a C+ prospect at most.
i say the pirates trade a unknown prospect to the Diamondbacks and also the diamondbacks will have to eat 2 millions dollars for this deal to go through. this could realy happen becuase the pirates need some vetran help to teach the young prospects and if he is actauly heathy then he could start for the BIG PARTY PIRATES.