Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Quintero wants to be C1. Until July.

Humberto Quintero told Bernardo Fallas that he wants to be the everyday catcher.

"I've worked hard this offseason to improve 100 percent across the board, defensively and offensively. This year I hope to have more opportunities to play and show I can play every day and help the team. I'm ready to show manager (Brad Mills) and the club that I can play every day. That's my goal; I want to be the everyday catcher."

Quintero knows Castro's time is fast approaching. He also realizes this spring training is shaping up to be his best chance yet to establish himself as the No. 1 guy. He looked to be that guy this time last year, but that was before the Astros signed Pudge Rodriguez in March. No such signing will happen this spring, so the starting job will be Quintero's to win or lose.

I still think it shapes up as such:
C1: Towles
C2: Quintero
C3: Castro

I think Castro will be up at some point, but will start the season in Round Rock.