I don't disagree, but I am going to really be disappointed if this regime is making roster decisions because they feel obliged to a contract they probably would have preferred to be shorter all things being equal.
In other words, I really hope this team gets away from the "get our money out of him" kind of thinking that doomed the club in years past. *Hypothetically* if Garver or someone else was by every account and measurement the best catcher on the team, Castro should be the backup from day one, contract be damned.
And there should be at least one young guy given that opportunity in my opinion.
I'd be disappointed in that as well but I don't believe Castro is the guy in Garver's way, at least not right now. Gimenez and Murphy are likely the guys getting in the way of Garver playing in Minnesota. Castro doesn't really have anything to do with it and probably won't until those other two guys get their chances in some capacity.