Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Chooch a Druggie & Amaro Lands Racist Catcher
The Phillies farm system is void of any grizzled ol' career minor league catcher looking for a few MLB at bats (ex- what used to be Erik Kratz) or any young prospects ready for the prime time. Tommy Joseph and Sebastian Valle are true prospects and calling them up for the first month of the season to not play every day isn't a good idea. Therefore, Amaro went and snatched up a backup catcher on a minor league contract- Humberto Quintero. Yes, the guy who punked his teammate Bruce Chen with a racist eye trick in 2012. He meant no ill will by it, so it's all good in the hood. Right?
Anyway, Quintero is 33 years old and has played 10 seasons with the Padres, Astros, and Royals. Career Stats: 422 G, .234/.590, 87 R, and 113 RBI. Obviously his bat doesn't hold value. However, his defense does (Career 5.4 DWAR and 33% CS). So, look for him to backup Kratz for the month of April until Chooch is released from the shackles that bind him.
And for your listening pleasure, Everclear's Amphetamine...