Carlos Lee knows when those times are.
A day after the Pudge made a verbal commitment to the Astros, those self-same Astros were a little more restrained, so as not to make Q fall apart.
Except for Miguel Tejada, who's a short-timer:
“Without trying to discredit our young catchers because they have a lot of talent, but let’s recognize Pudge Rodriguez for who he is. You saw what he did in Florida and you saw what he did in Detroit. Let’s hope he does the same thing here and help change our direction.”
Towles was admirably restrained:
“The Astros are going to have to do something with the catcher’s situation, so that will be interesting to see,” Towles said. “Definitely Pudge is a good guy to have on the team. He’s got a lot of experience. He’s like a 13-time something Gold Glover and a 14-time All-Star or whatever it is. So he’s definitely done some things in his career that a lot of people wish they could do. I think he’ll be definitely a good addition to the team. Hopefully if I’m around him I can learn a little something from him.”