Originally Posted by kittle42
Let's look at the positives - De Aza will be riding the pine on opening day.
If he is on the roster at all. Right now the Sox (and other teams') pursuit of Masahiro Tanaka is essentially freezing the free agent market for pitching and may be delaying some trades that will happen.
I still expect the Sox to deal for a catcher and there are some interesting options out there. The Rays still have three catchers on their 25 man roster, including Jose Lobaton. The Yankees have 5 catchers on their 40 man roster. The Astros may look to deal Jason Castro if they cannot ink a long term deal with him. Same goes for the Orioles and Matt Wieters.
Might the Sox look to deal with the Rays, Yankees, Astros or Orioles for a catcher for 2014? Very possibly. Might De Aza be part of such a deal? It wouldn't surprise me. We just have to wait and see.