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PaleHoseGeorge
06-13-2002, 02:48 PM
Any predictions on the amount of playing time Manuel will give him now that Alomar is on the DL?

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palehosemike
06-13-2002, 08:36 PM
Good question George. This is a hard one to predict. Since Josh has been struggling at the plate with the Knights part of me would say he gets only pinching hitting for the pitcher duties. Though the other part of me thinks that a kid from the Chi-town burbs playing in the cross town series could provide an adrenaline boost to the team which would lead to a start behind the plate in at least one game.

Josh Paul plays his heart out and I admire that, to bad he struggles with his bat.

Daver
06-13-2002, 09:20 PM
Originally posted by palehosemike
Good question George. This is a hard one to predict. Since Josh has been struggling at the plate with the Knights part of me would say he gets only pinching hitting for the pitcher duties. Though the other part of me thinks that a kid from the Chi-town burbs playing in the cross town series could provide an adrenaline boost to the team which would lead to a start behind the plate in at least one game.

Josh Paul plays his heart out and I admire that, to bad he struggles with his bat.

They may have to start him in an effort to trade him,otherwise they may have to try and get him to clear waivers when interleague play is over,as he is out of options.I don't think he would clear waivers though.

palehosemike
06-13-2002, 10:23 PM
Daver-
What is up with the Sox and running out of options on our guys? Leifer is stuck because he is out - Crede has none - now Josh Paul - is there anyone else? :angry:

Also is there a website out there that lists this info?

Thanks!

Tragg
06-13-2002, 10:23 PM
Is Paul really our best minor league catcher? What about the guy we got for Bradford? Maybe we want to make sure he can play most days. Hopefully Paul will be doing bullpen duty but, unfortunately, he will have to play sometime.

Daver
06-13-2002, 10:36 PM
Originally posted by palehosemike
Daver-
What is up with the Sox and running out of options on our guys? Leifer is stuck because he is out - Crede has none - now Josh Paul - is there anyone else? :angry:

Also is there a website out there that lists this info?

Thanks!

None that I know of Mike,I have to go and count it down the hard way.

palehosemike
06-13-2002, 10:37 PM
Humberto Quintero is considered the best catcher prospect in the system. He was named to the Carolina All-Star team while playing with the Hogs - Yesterday when Paul was recalled by the Sox, Quintero was promoted to Charlotte to take Josh's place.

PHM

Daver
06-13-2002, 10:38 PM
Originally posted by Tragg
Is Paul really our best minor league catcher? What about the guy we got for Bradford? Maybe we want to make sure he can play most days. Hopefully Paul will be doing bullpen duty but, unfortunately, he will have to play sometime.

Miguel Olivio is the guy we got for Bradford,he is improving at a decent pace but is not ready for the big club by any stretch Tragg.

palehosemike
06-13-2002, 10:43 PM
Olivio was reinstated from the DL effective 06/11/02. He is currently at AA Birmingham. I thought it was interesting that Quintero jumped from upper A ball to AAA. I think that if Olivio was not injured he would have gotten the call to Charlotee but Sox brass thinks alot of Quintero - :?:

Daver
06-13-2002, 10:47 PM
Originally posted by palehosemike
Olivio was reinstated from the DL effective 06/11/02. He is currently at AA Birmingham. I thought it was interesting that Quintero jumped from upper A ball to AAA. I think that if Olivio was not injured he would have gotten the call to Charlotee but Sox brass thinks alot of Quintero - :?:

Olivio was left at Birmingham because he made the all star team for the first time at AA, If Paul clears waivers Quintero will go back to Winston-Salem.

palehosemike
06-13-2002, 10:59 PM
Quintero made his debut tonight with the Knights - he went 3-4 and threw out three would be stealers.....

LongDistanceFan
06-13-2002, 11:02 PM
Originally posted by palehosemike
Quintero made his debut tonight with the Knights - he went 3-4 and threw out three would be stealers..... oh baby...... is he for real?????? i don't remember him?????

Daver
06-13-2002, 11:04 PM
Originally posted by palehosemike
Quintero made his debut tonight with the Knights - he went 3-4 and threw out three would be stealers.....

Then Mark Dellasandro may become jobless.

Thanx for the info I hadn't checked the Knights box score yet.

palehosemike
06-13-2002, 11:12 PM
Daver - No problem!

LDF - Quintero is known as a "defensive" catcher. He batted .203 with the HOGS, so it was a suprise to see hit bat come alive tonight. Hopefully he continues to hit the ball well.

gosox3072
06-13-2002, 11:46 PM
Do you guys think that we could package mark johnson in a deal??? Maybe thats y they brought up JP without any options left because we were gonna trade johnson

GOSOX BEAT THE FLUBS

Tragg
06-13-2002, 11:56 PM
Originally posted by gosox3072
Do you guys think that we could package mark johnson in a deal??? Maybe thats y they brought up JP without any options left because we were gonna trade johnson

GOSOX BEAT THE FLUBS

Who would play catcher if we trade MJ?
And even if Alomar comes back soon, alomar won't be here next year.

If Paul is here because the young guys aren't major league ready, we will need MJ because we know that Paul will never be major league ready.

Daver
06-13-2002, 11:59 PM
Originally posted by Tragg


Who would play catcher if we trade MJ?
And even if Alomar comes back soon, alomar won't be here next year.

If Paul is here because the young guys aren't major league ready, we will need MJ because we know that Paul will never be major league ready.

:versatile

What are you trying to say?

Well I hear there's a huge future in the car repo business....

Procol Harum
06-14-2002, 08:59 AM
Originally posted by gosox3072
Do you guys think that we could package mark johnson in a deal???

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soxrme
06-14-2002, 11:52 AM
Keep Josh and get rid of Mark Johnson. He does not impress defensively and offensively is a joke. You CAN hide one bat in the lineup and that has to be Clayton.

Foulke You
06-14-2002, 01:10 PM
Originally posted by soxrme
Keep Josh and get rid of Mark Johnson. He does not impress defensively and offensively is a joke. You CAN hide one bat in the lineup and that has to be Clayton.

I disagree. Josh Paul hasn't shown me anything except that he's fast on the basepaths. He's HORRID behind the plate and has to be part of the all "pass ball" club not to mention that he has no arm. MJ can't hit but at least he has an above average arm and stops just about every ball in the dirt.