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Matt700wlw
04-30-2008, 04:35 PM
...really. Seriously.

http://www.dailynews.com/sports/ci_9101718


The Dodgers are still interested in Juan Castro, the veteran utility infielder who was designated for assignment by Cincinnati last week, a source close to the situation said. Castro will officially become a free agent if the Reds don't trade him by 10 a.m. today, and signing him would allow the Dodgers to send top shortstop prospect Chin-lung Hu back to the minors so he could get regular playing time.

One factor that might work against the Dodgers is that they would want Castro to initially go to Triple-A Las Vegas for a few days because he hasn't played since April 17. There are teams interested - notably San Diego - that would immediately put him in the majors.

oneupper
04-30-2008, 04:42 PM
They are more than welcome to have him.

Highlifeman21
04-30-2008, 04:44 PM
Wayne mentioned recently in an interview that he was trying to send Castro to the Dodgers.

REDREAD
04-30-2008, 05:17 PM
I hope Castro catches on somewhere. He seems like a nice guy, and I'd love to see him in the lineup on the opposing team for a change.

WMR
04-30-2008, 05:20 PM
Damn the Dodgers are stupid.

Spring~Fields
04-30-2008, 05:22 PM
Damn the Dodgers are stupid.

:lol::lol:

Suppose if they twisted the Reds arm a bit that the Reds could dump some more deadwood off on them?

Matt700wlw
04-30-2008, 05:32 PM
I hope Castro catches on somewhere. He seems like a nice guy, and I'd love to see him in the lineup on the opposing team for a change.

He'd probably break up a Harang no hitter with a home run

gm
04-30-2008, 07:16 PM
He'd probably break up a Harang no hitter with a home run

No doubt, like the Red's hitters getting handcuffed by pitchers who previously had 5+ ERAs

Rojo
04-30-2008, 08:06 PM
Damn the Dodgers are stupid.

It depends. Castro's ok as the last man on the bench, if you don't give up anything for him or pay him anything.

WMR
04-30-2008, 09:52 PM
It depends. Castro's ok as the last man on the bench, if you don't give up anything for him or pay him anything.

Wouldn't want him anywhere near my bench, last man or not.

There is no possible circumstance where I would want to see Castro take the field or get an AB for my team.

redsmetz
04-30-2008, 10:30 PM
With all the vitriol for Juan Castro, I have to wonder how some of the BRM's benchwarmers would have fared here on RZ. Ed Armbrister? Mike Lum? Joel Youngblood in his rookie season?

WMR
04-30-2008, 10:47 PM
With all the vitriol for Juan Castro, I have to wonder how some of the BRM's benchwarmers would have fared here on RZ. Ed Armbrister? Mike Lum? Joel Youngblood in his rookie season?

Were any of those players the worst player currently on a MLB roster during their tenure with the Reds or one of the top 10 WORST batters of all-time?

corkedbat
04-30-2008, 10:51 PM
I have nothing personal against Manos - he is what he is, just don't want him taking up a Reds roster spot. I hope he hooks up with someone for his sake and to remove the temptation to pick him up again from our FO.

SMcGavin
04-30-2008, 10:57 PM
The first Red I ever saw hit a HR in person at GABP was Juan Castro. Not really relevant just throwing it out there.

As others have said, he seems like a good guy and I hope he finds a slot somewhere, just not with the Reds.

mth123
04-30-2008, 11:07 PM
With all the vitriol for Juan Castro, I have to wonder how some of the BRM's benchwarmers would have fared here on RZ. Ed Armbrister? Mike Lum? Joel Youngblood in his rookie season?

Mike Lum is just the kind of bench player this team lacks. He was a better more powerful LH Hitter than Hatte and he isn't tethered to one position where he is a defensive downgrade from the starter.

The criticism IMO is about putting together pieces that fit with enough different abilities to play the required roles and this team was saddled with too many one trick ponies for a bench. Hatte is a LHPH who can hit RH Pitching at Home and ususally only when he starts. Castro has good hands, no range, no speed and no bat. Hopper is a little better with some defense, some speed, some contact ability and exceptional bunting skill, but he doesn't add much that the team doesn't already have in Freel or Patterson. It simply leaves too many roles unfilled by having guys that are so limited or redundant. On teams that have those other things covered and specific needs relative to these guys skills, they could be real useful, but not on the 2008 Reds as constructed. At least from me, the criticism is about how the roster was assembled and not necessarily a dislike for these players. I'm not sure that Castro is a major league caliber player at this point unless a team has a real void of IF help. The others are major league worthy guys, who just don't fit IMO.

Big Klu
04-30-2008, 11:29 PM
With all the vitriol for Juan Castro, I have to wonder how some of the BRM's benchwarmers would have fared here on RZ. Ed Armbrister? Mike Lum? Joel Youngblood in his rookie season?

The BRM had two Castros. They were named Darrel Chaney and Doug Flynn.

Rojo
05-01-2008, 01:48 PM
Wouldn't want him anywhere near my bench, last man or not.

There is no possible circumstance where I would want to see Castro take the field or get an AB for my team.


If I had a shaky infield glove, I'd take him over that 12th gopher-ball-surrendering pitcher.

RedEye
05-01-2008, 11:38 PM
Four teams now in pursuit. Wow.

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/


Four Teams Vying For Juan Castro

Tony Jackson of the L.A. Daily News has been all over the Juan Castro situation. The 35 year-old shortstop became a free agent today, and four clubs are in pursuit. The Dodgers, Padres, Orioles, and Rockies are all after him. Jackson says the Dodgers and Rockies would want him to do a brief Triple A stint.

The Rockies received devastating news today - star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki could be out until July with a torn tendon in his quad. Clint Barmes will assume the starting shortstop position.

Ravenlord
05-02-2008, 12:42 AM
even with Tulowitzki's injury, Castro only fits well the Padres...if memory serves, there third basemen is a butcher of almost Brandon Larson like proportions. . .the perfect late inning sub.

edabbs44
05-02-2008, 02:35 PM
Colorado it is. From rotoworld:


The Denver Post reports that the Rockies have agreed in principle on a minor-league deal with infielder Juan Castro.

Castro is expected to report to Triple-A Colorado Springs where he'll get some at-bats as the Rockies wait to see how Jeff Baker, Omar Quintanilla and Jonathan Herrera perform at second base. If Castro does reach the majors, it should be as a bench player.

RedsManRick
05-02-2008, 02:49 PM
I guess our 10 days were up?

Heath
05-02-2008, 02:52 PM
I guess our 10 days were up?

Nobody wanted him enough to trade for him.

He was a free agent yesterday.

cincyinco
05-02-2008, 03:04 PM
The inability to trade manos after there were 4 teams interested is inconceivable and rests squarely and Walt jocketty's shoulders.

Bet WK woulda got something for him!




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top6
05-02-2008, 03:08 PM
Castro should see a bump from Coors Field. He could hit as many as 1 home run, possibly hit as high as .220.

fearofpopvol1
05-02-2008, 03:20 PM
Good for Juan. I wish him nothing but the best. It seems like he'll get playing time in Colorado.

Rojo
05-02-2008, 03:48 PM
The inability to trade manos after there were 4 teams interested is inconceivable and rests squarely and Walt jocketty's shoulders.

Bet WK woulda got something for him!




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We missed out on some serious future considerations.

cincyinco
05-02-2008, 07:09 PM
Probably that coveted 1 dollar like in the larue to KC deal.

;)