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    Castro

    I noticed Arroyo has a higher batting average than Castro at the moment. We really need to move Castro to a coaching position of some kind and bring up someone a little younger with a bat and a glove. A move like that makes a little too much sense though so it probably wont happen.
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    Re: Castro

    I noticed he wasn't at the May day celebration in Havana today.

    Oh wait...



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    Castro isnt a great hitter but would you really rather have Arroyo batting? If you both had them come to the plate 450 times I would bet all the money I have that Castro would come out with the better numbers. Who are you going to bring up thats better than Castro?

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    Re: Castro

    Milton

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    Re: Castro

    If only we had the Redszone Legend, the Great Gookie Dawkins back at Louisville to bring up.

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    Re: Castro

    Castro is what he is, a utility player who has a purpose.He's not here to play everyday (thank god )but he does a decent job filling in on defense.Sparky once said "if you start playing not everyday players everyday they will eventually show you why they aren't everyday players.Castro would definitally fit that statement.
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    He sucks.

    Giving him an extension was dumb.

    Oh well. Just goes to show you the legs of a "reputation" in MLB.
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    Re: Castro

    Quote Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS View Post
    He sucks.

    Giving him an extension was dumb.

    Oh well. Just goes to show you the legs of a "reputation" in MLB.
    As Vic715 noted, he is what he is - he serves a defensive purpose.

    He's Darrel Chaney & Doug Flynn, he's Rafael Landestoy and Luis Quinones - mostly defensive specialists who fill in at various infield positions. Every club has them and they all hit somewhere in the low .200's and are on the team for their versitility and their glove (although Flynn was a starter for a while in the Mets organization).

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    Re: Castro

    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    As Vic715 noted, he is what he is - he serves a defensive purpose.

    He's Darrel Chaney & Doug Flynn, he's Rafael Landestoy and Luis Quinones - mostly defensive specialists who fill in at various infield positions. Every club has them and they all hit somewhere in the low .200's and are on the team for their versitility and their glove (although Flynn was a starter for a while in the Mets organization).


    Excellent posts by you and Vic.

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    Re: Castro

    Agreed. I have no problem with Castro.
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    Re: Castro

    I wonder if they had a bench player/utility guy who hit more like .250 or .260 and had a little better range, how long it would take for people to clammor that he should be in the starting line up (assuming one of the normal guys was struggling).

    The logic will be Narron is an idiot because if this player had regular playing time he'd definatley hit better.

    Hits too well = should play more often = Narron's an idiot
    Hits too poorly = shouldn't have signed him = Krivsky's an idiot
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    Re: Castro

    Quote Originally Posted by Ltlabner View Post
    I wonder if they had a bench player/utility guy who hit more like .250 or .260 and had a little better range, how long it would take for people to clammor that he should be in the starting line up (assuming one of the normal guys was struggling).

    The logic will be Narron is an idiot because if this player had regular playing time he'd definatley hit better.

    Hits too well = should play more often = Narron's an idiot
    Hits too poorly = shouldn't have signed him = Krivsky's an idiot
    Methinks I detect a common thread there, Ltlabner.

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    Re: Castro

    I do want to acknowledge something someone said earlier - about Castro being a coach. I don't think it's an accident that Castro is back with us. And I think part of that has to do with EE, to have a player-mentor. I would very much like to see him stay with the organization when his playing days are over. If we're to succeed, we're going to need a good influx of talented Latin players in the years to come. I'd like to see Juan Castro be one of the folks working with those kids. Besides, weak hitting bench sitting players oftentimes make the best managers. They have lots of time to study things.

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    Re: Castro

    I think Castro would be an asset as some type of coach. Where in the organization I don't know but I'm sure they could find a spot.

    I just know it's going to be a long season and I think a younger player with a few more tools would be a better addition to the team in the long hual. Later on in the season when guys need more time off in order to stay properly rested we will need bench players to step in and be effective. Just playing the field and turning in your 0 for 4 wont be good enough.
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    Re: Castro

    As mentioned, Castro is nothing but a defensive replacement and a very occasional start in the infield. He was perfect when the Reds had a titanic offense (or were perceived to have), now that the offense has struggled a bit, people wonder why they have him. IMO he was a better fit when we had Lopez at short, but he still has value as a replace for EdE. in the late innings.


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