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#41 jokin

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 03:35 PM

 

no, no, he was traded to get Kevin Jepsen

 

What? (Never gets old...) :)

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 11:17 PM

Changing the catching was the only real move this front office made as they take over. They chose Castro and Giminez knowing they wouldn't hit much. They must believe the value they bring to roster contributes significantly to preventing runs. I find myself agreeing with them though this skill is very complex to measure. Some of the pieces can be measured over the long term.

If you don't support Falvey and Levine's only fundamental roster decision, it is hard to imagine that you would support their continued role leading the Twins front office.

While I didn't expect Castro would hit much, I didn't think he would be as poor at the plate as he has been so far. And...... I expected him to catch more pitches. PBs and WPs that sure looked like they were catchable. The miscue at the plate on the great Buxton throw..... I have been disappointed in his glove more than his bat even.

Plenty of season for him to perform better, though.

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#43 Rhino and Compass

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 11:30 PM

And to think, I was upset when Josmil Pinto left. 

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#44 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 06:22 AM

 

While I didn't expect Castro would hit much, I didn't think he would be as poor at the plate as he has been so far. And...... I expected him to catch more pitches. PBs and WPs that sure looked like they were catchable. The miscue at the plate on the great Buxton throw..... I have been disappointed in his glove more than his bat even.

Plenty of season for him to perform better, though.

Why did you expect him to be better? His OPS is almost exactly between his last two seasons.

 

I was worried Castro would be a little worse with the stick than he has been this season. He has modest power but played half his games in Houston, which gave the illusion of a bit more power than he actually has (going into the season, he had nearly twice as many homers at home than he did on the road).

 

I'm quite satisfied with Castro's play.




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