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Thread: Reds Trade for Juan Castro (Yes that Juan Castro)

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    Reds Trade for Juan Castro (Yes that Juan Castro)

    Juan Castro back!
    Cincinnati Reds general manager Wayne Krivsky today announced the acquisition of IF Juan Castro from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for minor league OF Brandon Roberts.
    Castro, 33, is expected to be in uniform for tomorrow's 7:10 p.m. game against the Chicago White Sox at Great American Ball Park. A corresponding 25-man roster move will be made when Castro arrives here.
    To make room for Castro on the 40-man roster, RHP Paul Wilson has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list. Wilson has been on the DL all season recovering from right shoulder surgery.
    Considered one of baseball’s best and most versatile defensive infielders, Castro has made 815 Major League appearances for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Reds and Twins. He played in Cincinnati for 5 seasons from 2000-2004 and then signed as a free agent with Minnesota in November 2004.
    Roberts, 21, was selected by the Reds in the seventh round of the June 2005 first-year player draft. This season at Class A Sarasota he was hitting .267 with 1 HR and 15 RBI in 60 games.
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    Re: Reds Trade for Juan Castro

    I dislike defensive replacements; they tempt you to take out real hitters late in the game.

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    Re: Reds Trade for Juan Castro (Yes that Juan Castro)

    This shouldn't cause much discussion.


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    Re: Reds Trade for Juan Castro (Yes that Juan Castro)

    <checks calendar> Nope, not April 1

    (I think a "great googly-moogly" is in order)
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    Re: Reds Trade for Juan Castro (Yes that Juan Castro)

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooo!!

    Please tell me today is April's Fools Day!! Uggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!
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    Re: Reds Trade for Juan Castro (Yes that Juan Castro)

    Your new starter at 3rd base.
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Reds Trade for Juan Castro (Yes that Juan Castro)

    Olmedo will be going down ovbiously, but who goes down when Edwin comes back?
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    Re: Reds Trade for Juan Castro (Yes that Juan Castro)

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44
    Olmedo will be going down ovbiously, but who goes down when Edwin comes back?
    Does Edwin come back?
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Reds Trade for Juan Castro (Yes that Juan Castro)

    I don't dislike Juan as much as some, although he is definitely not a starter IMO. But what gives, I just don't get the move unless there is a deal on the horizon. Strange indeed!
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    Re: Reds Trade for Juan Castro (Yes that Juan Castro)

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    Your new starter at 3rd base.
    You're a mean, mean man.

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    Re: Reds Trade for Juan Castro (Yes that Juan Castro)

    Calm down.

    Late inning defensive replacement.
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    Re: Reds Trade for Juan Castro (Yes that Juan Castro)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo
    I don't dislike Juan as much as some, although he is definitely not a starter IMO. But what gives, I just don't get the move unless there is a deal on the horizon. Strange indeed!
    Wayne hasn't been much of a chess player as yet--that is, making moves in order to make bigger moves later on--he seems to be from the "throw it against the wall and see if it will stick" school of thought.

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    Re: Reds Trade for Juan Castro (Yes that Juan Castro)

    So let's see here ...

    We're getting a guy that has a lifetime .209 EQA and -44 batting runs above replacement level and is currently making $1 million salary this season. What exactly can Castro do that Olmedo can't do other than earn a bigger paycheck?

    Castro is going to be nothing more than the infield version of Quinton McCracken: a lousy hitter and a waste of money. At least Olmedo made quite a bit less money.
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    Re: Reds Trade for Juan Castro (Yes that Juan Castro)

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62
    Calm down.

    Late inning defensive replacement.
    Which means an actual hitter comes out of the lineup late in the game.

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    Re: Reds Trade for Juan Castro (Yes that Juan Castro)

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62
    Calm down.

    Late inning defensive replacement.
    Who isn't that great a defensive player - therein lies the rub. Castro, for all the defensive love that gets heaped upon him, makes way more errors than someone with his rep should and (more importantly) has the range of Rich Aurilia.
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