From ESPN Insider today:
Reds scout Texas catchers
The Cincinnati Reds had a scout at the Texas-Oakland game on Saturday in order to take a look at catchers Gerald Laird and Jarrod Saltalamacchia. The Rangers are apparently willing to part with one of the two, and the Reds are looking to add a catcher since none of their three catchers are under contract for next season, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Now, I know there are always scouts at games, but isn't it nice to think that maybe Uncle Walt has noticed that Texas has a surplus of young talented catching prospects and that the Reds have no catchers signed for next year? I'd personally like Saltalamacchia because that's a fun name to say (Tigrmetrics?).
What is the likelihood of this actually happening? What would it take to get it done? Would a Bailey / Thompson plus one or two marginal prospects be enough?
I know we've surmised about this before, but I just like to hope.