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Old 08-01-2006, 02:06 PM   #2041
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I hope Tito doesn't stick Kapler in there every couple days like I expect him to. I like Kapler, but Wily Mo is looking pretty good. Just stick him in the 5 hole and let's see what this kid can do.
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Old 08-01-2006, 02:10 PM   #2042
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I was reading the game recap on ESPN and here is what Francona said.

"Tek fought me on it a little bit," said Francona, who gave no indication about how much time Varitek might miss. "I'm just trying to be cautious."

So hopefully it's not that bad since Tek wanted to come back in.
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Old 08-01-2006, 03:20 PM   #2043
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I was reading the game recap on ESPN and here is what Francona said.

"Tek fought me on it a little bit," said Francona, who gave no indication about how much time Varitek might miss. "I'm just trying to be cautious."

So hopefully it's not that bad since Tek wanted to come back in.
I hope so, but at the same time if they're having an MRI it very well could be serious. Let's just hope not.

Now I just read that Javy Lopez is asking to be released from the Orioles...if Tek's out for any serious amount of time Theo should get the phones working and work a waiver wire deal here.
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Old 08-01-2006, 03:54 PM   #2044
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I think Javy can still be one of the better offensive catchers in the league, but if your not going to miss 'Tek all year then forget about it. Javy isn't going to play 1st, DH, or catch once 'Tek returns so it'd be pointless.
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Old 08-01-2006, 04:09 PM   #2045
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I think Javy can still be one of the better offensive catchers in the league, but if your not going to miss 'Tek all year then forget about it. Javy isn't going to play 1st, DH, or catch once 'Tek returns so it'd be pointless.
While I agree I think Mirabelli being the only catcher for this team for an extended period of time is going to be a catastrophy.

This all depends on how long Tek is out. Which none of us know.
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Old 08-01-2006, 05:26 PM   #2046
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Mirabelli can get it done if he finds that stroke he had in '04. He was easily the best backkup catcher offensively that year and then trailed off the past two. Like someone said, he's really getting warm this month so maybe he can carry the load for another month if need be.

That being said, I am in no way comfortable with him starting for an extended period of time.
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Old 08-01-2006, 07:35 PM   #2047
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Surgery required for Varitek:

http://www.boston.com/sports/basebal...s/extra_bases/

He'll be out at least a month, I would think, if not longer.
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Old 08-01-2006, 07:49 PM   #2048
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Get the O's on the horn, Theo.
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