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Old 01-14-2009, 08:54 AM
JohnTucker0814 JohnTucker0814 is offline
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Originally Posted by Lip Man 1 View Post
Chicago Tribune Live had some scouts on the phone when this all went down and I was struck by what they said about the kid.

(Direct quote) "He's borderline fat, and has to learn to play the catcher position. If he can't he's another slow first base / DH type."

So basically if this kid can't cut it at catcher he's another base clogging, station to station type....supposedly the type of player the Sox are trying to get away from.

I hope he can learn to catch otherwise this doesn't make a lot of sense does it?

How many first basement in this league are fast? Our current "cloggers" at 1B and DH aren't exactly young, we still need to replace that position within the next year to 2 years. I'm thrilled with this trade.

If Flowers is not able to catch, then him and Allen will be the 1B/DH combo for the next 5 - 10 years! I see no problem with that!
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