LorfTVP Posted January 22, 2007 Share Posted January 22, 2007 Texas was his hot spot Catalanotto said he almost joined the Red Sox. "I got a couple of calls from Theo [ Epstein]over the winter and he said he really wanted me on the team, but he didn't know where I fit," said Catalanotto. "He asked me to give him a little time to sort it out, but I had two offers pending and I felt I had to make a decision, so I took Texas. I had played there before and knew what to expect. It gave me the best chance for a lot of playing time and at-bats in left field and at DH. I've always loved Boston and wanted to play there if I couldn't stay in Toronto. But it was just a timing thing." Catalanotto said the biggest thing about playing for the Rangers is, as you would guess, the heat. "You have to know how to manage it," he said. "You really have to curtail the amount of time you spend outside on those hot afternoons for batting practice. You have to do a lot of your hitting in the indoor cages. Otherwise it will sap you." Just a solid player and a good guy to have on your team. But then again, he might be getting too much credit off of the good guy vibe...I mean, he hits for a good average and gets on base for a good clip but c'mon. Anyway, would've liked to see him in a Sox uni but VG wins this time. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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