The deal buys out three years of free agency, and comes with another option year on the end. Castro’s agent says the deal isn’t quite done.
Month: August 2012
The latest on the extension talks, including thoughts straight from the men, themselves.
He was just released by the Red Sox, and the natural questions come up. Travis Wood couldn’t duplicate, Albert Almora can dominate, and Ryan Dempster can’t travel.
Totally not altruistic reasons for hoping the Smokies win this week.
Travis Wood had a rough night.
A couple of homer-prone pitchers on a warm evening in Great American Ballpark? Could be high-scoring.
You’re running out of time to have some fun with tonight’s games. Also, you’re running out of time to support BN!
Jed Hoyer, predictably, says the Cubs probably won’t be going free agent crazy this Winter. How about some August trades, though?
This thing is almost certainly going to happen. Darwin Barney continues to get love, Frankie De La Cruz is gone, and Jorge Soler might be hurt.
Wondering about playing a major league team and a minor league team in the same place in the same season. Also, Javier Baez and Pierce Johnson dominate.
The extension could lock Castro up as a Cub for the next six years.
My lineup is superior to yours. You should probably not even try. Actually, no, you really should try, because it helps the site.
The 32-year-old lefty had been dominating … in an independent minor league.
The Giants probably have a need, and other teams might have interest. But is trading DeJesus this month a real possibility?
Rounding Up the Front Office Turnover – Fleita, Wasserstrom, Kaplan, Kenney, Bush, Epstein, Castro, Marmol
Details, thoughts, quotes, and reactions to a significant overhaul in the front office. And there’s more to come.
He still doesn’t like the West Coast or the weather. How does he feel about losing?
Dale Sveum discusses the special opportunity in Chicago. Chris Volstad is still in the rotation, and Brett Jackson continues to work.
What does Oneri Fleita’s departure mean for the Cubs’ minor league system? Also, Albert Almora debuts in Boise with a homer.
Let’s have some fun on Friday, shall we? And you can win some scratch.
That’s a more appropriate score.
The Cubs have been trying to move Soriano, but teams want them to eat an exorbitant amount of money. The Giants might now be desperate, but Soriano has already nixed them once.
No word on where he might be going, whether he’s being replaced, or what was the impetus for the move.
Be gone, ye mighty Astros!
Epstein says the Cubs will do what’s best for Samardzija long term.
Theo Epstein won’t rule it out, but he doesn’t sound optimistic either.