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Raisor
07-10-2011, 07:14 PM
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2011/07/juan-castro-retires.html


Legendary Red Juan Castro has retired.

mbgrayson
07-10-2011, 07:34 PM
"Manos de Oro" is moving into the Dodgers front office.

traderumor
07-10-2011, 07:37 PM
"Manos de Oro" is moving into the Dodgers front office.He better get to the bank quick on payday to cash his check ;)

Always Red
07-10-2011, 08:04 PM
17 years in the big leagues.

He must have been doing something right, at some point.

Ron Madden
07-10-2011, 08:20 PM
Juan Castro put up a .268 OBP and OPS'ed .595 over a 17 yr. career. :yikes:

mth123
07-10-2011, 08:23 PM
Juan Castro put up a .268 OBP and OPS'ed .595 over a 17 yr. career. :yikes:

Paul Janish smiles.

klw
07-10-2011, 08:35 PM
Well the Reds can now retire his number- whatever it was.:p

Spitball
07-10-2011, 09:48 PM
Well the Reds can now retire his number- whatever it was.:p

I think, at least for one tour of duty, he wore #7. Hmmm...who else has worn that number???

WMR
07-10-2011, 09:49 PM
Juan Castro put up a .268 OBP and OPS'ed .595 over a 17 yr. career. :yikes:

THAT is really something. :eek:

Edd Roush
07-11-2011, 11:12 AM
He still hit one of the most surprising home runs I can ever remember. On June 30, 2006, the Reds trailed the Cleveland Indians 7-0 late in the game. Despite having better pinch hitters on the bench, Jerry Narron called Juan Castro's number. I remember ranting about this "awful" move just as Juan Castro hit a three-run jack. Later in the game, Adam Dunn hit a walk-off grand slam creating the best atmosphere I have ever seen at a ballgame until Bruce's walk-off for the playoff clinch last year.

Manos De Oro will be remembered by this Reds' fan.

Kc61
07-11-2011, 11:32 AM
Juan may be the most criticized player in the history of this site.

That made him endearing to me.

Good luck to Juan C. He never could hit; he didn't have great range; but he had hands of glue.

Orenda
07-11-2011, 11:48 AM
What happened to the people he was blackmailing for a job? To his credit though, he was more sign-able than all those suspects of the mlb draft and free agency. It's an end of era.

Big Klu
07-12-2011, 12:51 AM
Well the Reds can now retire his number- whatever it was.:p


I think, at least for one tour of duty, he wore #7. Hmmm...who else has worn that number???

Juan Castro wore #7 for most of his Reds career, but also briefly wore #9 and #12.

LvJ
07-12-2011, 01:29 AM
He still hit one of the most surprising home runs I can ever remember. On June 30, 2006, the Reds trailed the Cleveland Indians 7-0 late in the game. Despite having better pinch hitters on the bench, Jerry Narron called Juan Castro's number. I remember ranting about this "awful" move just as Juan Castro hit a three-run jack. Later in the game, Adam Dunn hit a walk-off grand slam creating the best atmosphere I have ever seen at a ballgame until Bruce's walk-off for the playoff clinch last year.

Manos De Oro will be remembered by this Reds' fan.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CIN/CIN200606300.shtml

What a great game. Kearns homered in the same inning before Castro, so it was 7-1 at that point.

"J Castro Home Run (Line Drive); Phillips Scores; Valentin Scores" :thumbup:

11larkin11
07-12-2011, 02:23 AM
Who remembers when Juan Castro pinch hit for Josh Hamilton in an important AB at the end of the game?

mth123
07-12-2011, 02:23 AM
Who remembers when Juan Castro pinch hit for Josh Hamilton in an important AB at the end of the game?

Who can forget?

reds44
07-12-2011, 02:25 AM
In Oakland. I will never forget that.

I'm pretty sure Castro had a big hit in the 8th inning of the infamous Dunn walkoff granny game, might have been a homer.

crazybob60
07-12-2011, 11:48 AM
For some reason, one of my friends, was the biggest Juan Castro fan. He even had a game used Reds batting helmet and also somehow found a Castro Twins jersey that he used to wear all the time. He not only caught ridicule for wearing a Twins jersey, but also for being such a die-hard Castro fan. I am sure it was a tough day for him.

Edd Roush
07-14-2011, 11:19 AM
http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CIN/CIN200606300.shtml

What a great game. Kearns homered in the same inning before Castro, so it was 7-1 at that point.

"J Castro Home Run (Line Drive); Phillips Scores; Valentin Scores" :thumbup:

Ah, that's right. Amazing game. Amazing fireworks show after, as well.