Thursday, March 26, 2009

Nationals have a fifth catcher in camp?

Per Bill Ladson, the Nats have a new catcher in camp.

Tidbits on Nationals

When they start the regular season against the Marlins on April 6, the Nationals will carry four starters and seven relievers.............

(I clipped a whole bunch of the article out here. If you would like to read the whole thing, clickie here, at your own expense.)

..........Catcher Jose Flores, who hasn't played in an exhibition game since Feb. 28 because of a sore right elbow, will play against the Astros on Saturday.

Posted on March 25, 2009 at 2:57 PM
Now, here's a list of the catchers that the Nats brought to Major League camp. (Sorted by AB. If it was sorted by love, Wil would be numero uno. Actually, if I sorted it by OBP, Wil would be first, too! That guy rocks my socks.)

Okay..let's see... Herrera was reassigned on 3/10. Molina was reassigned on 3/16. Montz was optioned down on 3/19. That leaves Wil Nieves, Jesus Flores, Javier Valentin, and Josh Bard.

Who in the the hell is this Jose Flores? Beats the shit outta me. Maybe Bill knows...let's ask...

ME: "Hey, Bill. Who is this new catcher Jose Flores that's in camp for the Nats?"



The Doctor said...

I don't follow.

Phishisgr8 said...

I'm not following your not following.

Maryland Conservatarian said...

I thought Jose was out of the league but lucky for the Nats - he plays 2B...or he did a few years ago when I picked him up for a week on my Roto team

Phishisgr8 said...

There's a Jose Flores throwing in the rookie league for the Indians, but he was 0-7 with a 6.04 era and 1.51 whip in '07. Did the Nats change him to catcher and bring him into camp?

Sean Hogan said...

You missed Elijah Dunn, too!


Phishisgr8 said...

I honestly can't bring myself to read all of his blog posts, so I'm sure I miss a few.
Apparently, you guys don't miss any, however. You're doing God's work, my friend. Be blessed.