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#1 gunnarthor

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 12:07 PM



Twins will be at Castillo's workout. Wolfson doesn't seem optimistic about our chances - it'll come down to money.

http://mlb.mlb.com/n...8&vkey=news_mlb

I think Castillo was compared to Puckett in terms of body. RH OF with some power.

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 12:26 PM

I was going to post something about as well. I think I'd be interested.

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 12:29 PM

Baseball America had a blurb about him in a recent issue. Sounds like an interesting player - I wonder where the cost will land? Could be a nice low risk move if the money comes out right. Hopefully the Twins are players.

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 12:34 PM

After the last 4 1/2 years they should be worried about getting as many good baseball players as possible and not worry so much about money, imo. The Pohlads aren't going to run out of money.
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Posted 21 July 2014 - 01:51 PM

The fact that they are attending the workout at all is news - the earlier reports mentioned that the Twins were "not among the teams that have interest" for some reason.

http://www.mlbtrader...-next-week.html

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 02:30 PM

The fact that they are attending the workout at all is news - the earlier reports mentioned that the Twins were "not among the teams that have interest" for some reason.

http://www.mlbtrader...-next-week.html


Yeah, I wish Doogie would make up his mind. He's somewhat contradicted himself with his earlier reporting from this week of no Twins interest- to now attending the workout and "monitoring" the situation- without clarification, other than that the Twins might possibly be interested if he becomes cheap enough to fall into their laps.

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 04:31 PM

That may be so, but he really doesn't fit the list of needs that this team right now. I'd be more interested if he was a corner OF with a plus bat and plus power. A fast CF is something we have plenty of in the high minors, and he's not going to take a 1 year deal, so a stop gap to Buxton doesn't fit either. I wont' complain if they get him, but I don't see him being a good fit here.
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#8 Monkeypaws

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 04:37 PM

I think it would be very cool to add Rusney to the Twins namebank.

#9 Kirby_waved_at_me

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 07:28 AM

That may be so, but he really doesn't fit the list of needs that this team right now. I'd be more interested if he was a corner OF with a plus bat and plus power. A fast CF is something we have plenty of in the high minors, and he's not going to take a 1 year deal, so a stop gap to Buxton doesn't fit either. I wont' complain if they get him, but I don't see him being a good fit here.


The other Cuban defector free agent OF fits that description better - Yasmani Tomas :
http://twinsdaily.co...i-Tomas-defects
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Posted 22 July 2014 - 10:13 AM

The other Cuban defector free agent OF fits that description better - Yasmani Tomas :
http://twinsdaily.co...i-Tomas-defects


Yes, though I don't know when he will officially be an FA.

#11 Kirby_waved_at_me

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 10:24 AM

Tomas could be ready for 2015, when the Twins will be in need of corner outfielder again.

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 12:10 PM

Per MLBtraderumors he will work out at SS and CF.

http://www.mlbtrader...y-castillo.html

Workout is tomorrow, will be interesting to see what comes out of it. Probably a longshot, but them even going to the workout has to be good news.

#13 Kirby_waved_at_me

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 12:23 PM

The Twins have lots of SS/CF'ers already. Too bad Castillo isn't a C/RF, they've only got one of those...

#14 WLFINN

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 12:28 PM

OR a CF/C

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 12:51 PM

Yeah, I wish Doogie would make up his mind. He's somewhat contradicted himself with his earlier reporting from this week of no Twins interest- to now attending the workout and "monitoring" the situation- without clarification, other than that the Twins might possibly be interested if he becomes cheap enough to fall into their laps.


He contridicted himself a ton last offseason when he was reporting that the Twins had no interest in pitcher X followed days later that the Twins were in fact meeting with pitcher X.

But to be fair, it might not be Doogie who needs to make up his mind but the club. After reports that the Twins had no interest, someone in the organization may have said, "Are you %&*#ing kidding me, splurge for a damn plane ticket and hotel room."

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 12:54 PM

Yeah, I wish Doogie would make up his mind. He's somewhat contradicted himself with his earlier reporting from this week of no Twins interest- to now attending the workout and "monitoring" the situation- without clarification, other than that the Twins might possibly be interested if he becomes cheap enough to fall into their laps.


Consider the "source"

Definitely sounds like a great pick up if they can somehow sign him up.

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 02:40 PM

Per MLBtraderumors he will work out at SS and CF.

http://www.mlbtrader...y-castillo.html

Workout is tomorrow, will be interesting to see what comes out of it. Probably a longshot, but them even going to the workout has to be good news.


He picked those positions with the Twins in mind?

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 03:04 PM

The Twins are about to shed about $10 mil in salary for the rest of the year. That could be a down payment right?
Papers...business papers.

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 10:59 AM

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 11:35 AM

The correct way to approach this is as if Castillo is a FA.he seems like a legit MLB starter and the Twins need OF'ers despite everyone thinking that it's an organizational strength.This will likely still be true in two years unless multiple prospects become good in a short amount of time (usually doesn't happen but could).

 

Some think he will get 25-35M but I wouldn't be surprised if he gets 50-60M.Imo this bidding is going to get crazy since there are teams that aren't able to spend all of the money they have.

 

FWIW - 28 teams attended the workout so it doesn't mean anything that the Twins were there.At least they aren't 1 of the 2 teams that didn't attend the workout.

 

Imo the Twins should have more interest than they have shown since they are one of the teams that can't spend all of its money and Castillo should be good and he's 27.

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