Originally Posted by cincinnati chili
I think Kotchman has one option year left. If we see Kotchman sent to the minors, then that's Boston's motivation. They can stick him there in '09 until September to make room for Victor Martinez.
Atlanta's motivation? They've had LaRoche before. Maybe they like him.
This is sort of like trading saltines for communion wafers. No biggie either way.
They didn't option Kotchman, they put Wakefield's catcher on the DL, must be a sympathy injury. But this looks like a good deal for the Red Sox, they get a backup 1B who's 3 years younger, better defensively, under control for 2 more years, and apparently still has that option left.