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Rusney Castillo

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Posted: 8/14/2014 1:57 PM

Rusney Castillo 


Potential Target ?

Scott Lauber @ ScottLauber

Heard field of teams vying for Cuban OF Rusney Castillo will be narrowed to high bidders in coming days. # RedSox expected to be aggressive

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2014/08/rusney-castillo-wrapping-up-private-workouts.html

The Yankees, Red Sox, Phillies, Mariners, Orioles and Cubs were all said to have private workouts scheduled for Castillo, and the Astros were said to be trying to schedule one as well. Sanchez tweets that the Tigers have shown interest as well, though it’s not certain to what degree Detroit is interested. The White Sox, Giants, Blue Jays and Braves have all been listed as potential suitors since Castillo’s showcase as well, while the Twins are said to find his price tag too high.

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Posted: 8/14/2014 2:06 PM

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HomerInGloamin wrote: Potential Target ?

Scott Lauber @ ScottLauber

Heard field of teams vying for Cuban OF Rusney Castillo will be narrowed to high bidders in coming days. # RedSox expected to be aggressive

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2014/08/rusney-castillo-wrapping-up-private-workouts.html

The Yankees, Red Sox, Phillies, Mariners, Orioles and Cubs were all said to have private workouts scheduled for Castillo, and the Astros were said to be trying to schedule one as well. Sanchez tweets that the Tigers have shown interest as well, though it’s not certain to what degree Detroit is interested. The White Sox, Giants, Blue Jays and Braves have all been listed as potential suitors since Castillo’s showcase as well, while the Twins are said to find his price tag too high.

as I said..love the tools...love the speed...sounds like he has a strong arm...just wish he was younger..that said he may be just the tablesetter this team needs if Mendy does not figure to stick there
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Posted: 8/14/2014 2:16 PM

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he also didnt look bad playing the infield in the video...probably started as a shortstop like so many before him...could be another super utility guy at the least...like him a lot
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Posted: 8/15/2014 4:00 PM

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http://www.overthemonster.com/2014/8/15/6005419/rusney-castillo-cuban-free-agent-red-sox

looks like the watch will be over soon...really want this guy...he is possibly a fail safe with Almora and Alcantara
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Posted: 8/18/2014 2:27 PM

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Scott Lauber @ ScottLauber

Heard Cuban OF/INF Rusney Castillo is moving quickly toward a decision. # RedSox have shown considerable interest.

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Posted: 8/18/2014 3:29 PM

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HomerInGloamin wrote: Scott Lauber @ ScottLauber

Heard Cuban OF/INF Rusney Castillo is moving quickly toward a decision. # RedSox have shown considerable interest.

Redsox, Tigers, Yankees from what I hear

not sure why Theo isnt showing much interest...our running game sucks and is at the bottom of the charts...this guy has a scouting report of 70 run...and he has shown patience at the plate but will likely need work...but Mendy is far from a lock in the leadoff role and not sure Almora or Russell fit that mold....we have the thunder in the lineup now and probably some good OBP coming....but when do we get that table setter...is it Mendy???

if not, I want my Altuvae, or Gordon damnit
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Posted: 8/18/2014 5:43 PM

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MLB network about to talk about Rusney Castillo...interested to hear what they say and will report any interesting info

I didnt even know I had mlb network til yesterday lol...apparently it comes with my comcast package
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Posted: 8/18/2014 5:47 PM

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Cubs, Phillies, Tigers, Redsox, Yankees

Speculation is it will cost north of 50mil
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Posted: 8/19/2014 8:51 AM

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Rusney Castillo seems like he could be the first real bust especially if he demands $50m+. His stats are more of a Dariel Alvarez then the are Abreu or Cepedes and he spent most of his career as a back up. His only above average tool seems to be his speed...I see his value at maybe a 4yr $20-25M because of his age and not defensively sound.
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Posted: 8/19/2014 11:37 AM

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msqboxer2011 wrote: Rusney Castillo seems like he could be the first real bust especially if he demands $50m+. His stats are more of a Dariel Alvarez then the are Abreu or Cepedes and he spent most of his career as a back up. His only above average tool seems to be his speed...I see his value at maybe a 4yr $20-25M because of his age and not defensively sound.
Funny considering you never seen the guy play. BTW still waiting for you to explain what the right amount of people in a baseball front office is or how Manny signing is still awful? noidea
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Posted: 8/19/2014 12:13 PM

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PorkChopExpress12 wrote:
msqboxer2011 wrote: Rusney Castillo seems like he could be the first real bust especially if he demands $50m+. His stats are more of a Dariel Alvarez then the are Abreu or Cepedes and he spent most of his career as a back up. His only above average tool seems to be his speed...I see his value at maybe a 4yr $20-25M because of his age and not defensively sound.
Funny considering you never seen the guy play. BTW still waiting for you to explain what the right amount of people in a baseball front office is or how Manny signing is still awful? noidea
He's not wrong that Abreu/Puig/Cespedes have really driven up the price tag on Cuban talent. it stands to reason that some will fail, especially when failing means failing to live up to what are becoming bigger and bigger contracts. No clue if Rusney Castillo is that guy or not.

Case in point, Fukudome was a failure for the Cubs..given his contract. For less money, he might have been thought of differently.
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Posted: 8/19/2014 12:33 PM

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SportsGoblin wrote:
PorkChopExpress12 wrote:
msqboxer2011 wrote: Rusney Castillo seems like he could be the first real bust especially if he demands $50m+. His stats are more of a Dariel Alvarez then the are Abreu or Cepedes and he spent most of his career as a back up. His only above average tool seems to be his speed...I see his value at maybe a 4yr $20-25M because of his age and not defensively sound.
Funny considering you never seen the guy play. BTW still waiting for you to explain what the right amount of people in a baseball front office is or how Manny signing is still awful? noidea
He's not wrong that Abreu/Puig/Cespedes have really driven up the price tag on Cuban talent. it stands to reason that some will fail, especially when failing means failing to live up to what are becoming bigger and bigger contracts. No clue if Rusney Castillo is that guy or not.

Case in point, Fukudome was a failure for the Cubs..given his contract. For less money, he might have been thought of differently.
If they didn't project him to be that great, he isn't going to get $50+ million. Sure the market is a bit tougher now but that is the case with every player now. The market just continues to get more expensive whether it's FA players, international ones, resigning your own talent etc.

Besides the fact still remains none of us ever seen Castillo play before. All we got to go on is a few clips, scouting reports and a stats line. That us not act like we smoke a cigar next to one of the Castro brothers and watch this kid play a bunch LOL!
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Posted: 8/19/2014 1:00 PM

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PorkChopExpress12 wrote:
SportsGoblin wrote:
PorkChopExpress12 wrote:
msqboxer2011 wrote: Rusney Castillo seems like he could be the first real bust especially if he demands $50m+. His stats are more of a Dariel Alvarez then the are Abreu or Cepedes and he spent most of his career as a back up. His only above average tool seems to be his speed...I see his value at maybe a 4yr $20-25M because of his age and not defensively sound.
Funny considering you never seen the guy play. BTW still waiting for you to explain what the right amount of people in a baseball front office is or how Manny signing is still awful? noidea
He's not wrong that Abreu/Puig/Cespedes have really driven up the price tag on Cuban talent. it stands to reason that some will fail, especially when failing means failing to live up to what are becoming bigger and bigger contracts. No clue if Rusney Castillo is that guy or not.

Case in point, Fukudome was a failure for the Cubs..given his contract. For less money, he might have been thought of differently.
If they didn't project him to be that great, he isn't going to get $50+ million. Sure the market is a bit tougher now but that is the case with every player now. The market just continues to get more expensive whether it's FA players, international ones, resigning your own talent etc.

Besides the fact still remains none of us ever seen Castillo play before. All we got to go on is a few clips, scouting reports and a stats line. That us not act like we smoke a cigar next to one of the Castro brothers and watch this kid play a bunch LOL!
It only takes 1 team to think he is worth that for him potentially to get paid that, depending on his agent, "mystery" teams, etc. 

When you consider how many big money contract busts there are among proven major leaguers (Pujols, Hamilton, Fielder, BJ Upton, etc...), it would not surprise me if there were even more busts among Cuban players, where there is a lot less data. Yes, scouts and MLB teams see these guys a lot more than we do, but they saw MLB players way more than that -- if they decide Josh Hamilton is worth an enormously huge contract and are very very wrong on that, can you really say that among 30 teams, none of them will be dumb enough to massively overpay a Cuban player?

It will be done. Hopefully not by the Cubs, but certainly some team is going to screw up and massively overpay for one of these guys. They do it with major leaguers all the time. Why not here?
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Posted: 8/19/2014 1:01 PM

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I am ready for the cubs paying big bucks for guys that are proven.


we are past overpaying for guys that you really can't evaluate.  you pay through the nose and the guy will never see the minors.


I say no
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Posted: 8/19/2014 1:23 PM

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promar200 wrote: I am ready for the cubs paying big bucks for guys that are proven.


we are past overpaying for guys that you really can't evaluate.  you pay through the nose and the guy will never see the minors.


I say no
yeah but all he cost is money...not prospects...outside Melky Cabrera who will indeed cost u a high draft pick not sure where else u might find a tablesetter...Coghlan is likely not the answer heading into 2015...we need a LF/CF...Hopefully Soler will be in right

I would like some guaranteed speed in my lineup
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Posted: 8/19/2014 1:25 PM

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promar200 wrote: I am ready for the cubs paying big bucks for guys that are proven.


we are past overpaying for guys that you really can't evaluate.  you pay through the nose and the guy will never see the minors.


I say no
I think there is some middle ground here, between the extremes.

Yes, if Rusney Castillo will cost $50M+ for a guy generally regarded as worse than Cespedes, Puig, Abreu...you pass. Let the Yankees or whomever assume the risk and if Castillo proves the doubters wrong, so be it.

But I don't think anyone regrets the $30M+ shell out for Soler yet, do they? So there will be some level of risk they are willing to take in order to ultimately get a better return for their money.
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Posted: 8/19/2014 1:48 PM

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Sahadev Sharma @ sahadevsharma 6m

Hearing bidding for Rusney Castillo is wild, above $55M. Cubs don't appear to see value in that. May be battle between Detroit & Boston.

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Posted: 8/19/2014 1:50 PM

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I don't regret soler at all.

no doubt if this were 3 years ago and the farm was garbage I would say "hail yeh"  sign him up.


in 2014 I would just hope we are past that.  the minors are loaded we will have top 5 pick again this year.

I do understand not giving up prospects but that is alot of money.  let the yankees screw up and overpay.

almora is warming up and we have plenty more.  I think theo pays one pitcher if the price is right and lets the "kids" in the field play one more year to see what we have.


I am fine with that.  actually hope that happens.
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Posted: 8/19/2014 3:52 PM

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This is becoming a media circus....nothing seems solid anymore...who knows if the Cubs are in this or not now just look at some of these ...Phillies yesterday were said to be out...now they lead the charge???confused

http://section215.com/2014/08/19/report-phillies-lead-rusney-castillo-sweepstakes/

Mariners are now also major players???confused

http://www.rotoworld.com/player/mlb/7691/rusney-castillo

lets see what other nuggets of contradiction I can find

http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/writer/jon-heyman/24667942/six-teams-seen-as-serious-players-for-castillo-with-deal-coming-soon
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Posted: 8/19/2014 4:06 PM

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wrigleykid wrote: This is becoming a media circus....nothing seems solid anymore...who knows if the Cubs are in this or not now just look at some of these ...Phillies yesterday were said to be out...now they lead the charge???confused

http://section215.com/2014/08/19/report-phillies-lead-rusney-castillo-sweepstakes/

Mariners are now also major players???confused

http://www.rotoworld.com/player/mlb/7691/rusney-castillo

lets see what other nuggets of contradiction I can find

http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/writer/jon-heyman/24667942/six-teams-seen-as-serious-players-for-castillo-with-deal-coming-soon
It's mid-August these guys are on autopilot for the rest of the season.
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