Mets need a catcher, not interested in Shoppach, Flores or Salty

Catchers MarkIt is highly unlikely the Mets bring back free-agent C Kelly Shoppach, nor are they interested in free-agent C Jesus Flores, reports ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin, citing a major league official.

The Mets also are not impressed with Red Sox C Jarrod Saltalamacchia, according to multiple reports and sources.

Earlier today, the New York Post reported that Sandy Alderson is trying to acquire a catcher who, “at the very least,” can split time with C Josh Thole next season, “if not take the starting job outright.”

Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer

Frankly, I’m not impressed with any of these people either. I still think the team is more likely to acquire a catcher in a potential trade, be it a J.P. Arencibia, or some one else, though I don’t expect him to be the key component of the deal. Or, if no trade materializes  they’ll begrudgingly sign a free-agent, maybe Matt Treanor, and learn to live with him for a year.