CubsFan7724 wrote:CircleMeBert wrote:Okay, first of all, Joe's knee is completely fine. I guarantee it. He sits now and again because he is a catcher, and they need time off. In the beginning of the year, the concern was with his knee, but its completely healthy now, i assure you. As far as taking Prior over Mauer, there was no assurance that he would even sign with us since the Twins don't have alot of extra cash to throw around. Plus, i wouldn't pass up a catcher who will be a .320+ career hitter.
Uh, most catchers can play 2 games in a row. Many times Mauer doesn't. Even if its 2 night games, he'll sit the next day. And he certainly won't go day after a night, like most catchers.
I agree Joe's knee is not completely fine but he has caught 2-3 games in a row multiple times already.