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Looking at the Teams That Could Use Welington Castillo

Looking at the Teams That Could Use Welington Castillo

Reviewing the 29 other depth charts behind the plate reveals that there are really a significant number of teams that should want Castillo.

Lukewarm Stove: Price, Craig, Chacin, Cuban Prospects, More

Lukewarm Stove: Price, Craig, Chacin, Cuban Prospects, More

The Tigers are talking to David Price’s camp about an extension.

Multiple Teams Interested in Welington Castillo, Including the Orioles?

Multiple Teams Interested in Welington Castillo, Including the Orioles?

The Orioles are likely to be without Matt Wieters to start the season, and he might not be full-time behind the plate for a while thereafter. The fit is pretty obvious.

by March 25, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Joe Maddon May Actually Want the Cubs to Carry Three Catchers

Joe Maddon May Actually Want the Cubs to Carry Three Catchers

He hinted at it last week, and Theo Epstein says it’s true. Let’s talk about this as a real possibility.

Christian Yelich and Adam Eaton Extensions Set Precedents for Early Positional Deals

Christian Yelich and Adam Eaton Extensions Set Precedents for Early Positional Deals

The Yelich and Eaton extensions are of particular interest given the Cubs’ crop of young minor leaguers.

Are the Cubs, or Were the Cubs, Considering a Deal for Allen Craig?

Are the Cubs, or Were the Cubs, Considering a Deal for Allen Craig?

A new report implies as much, though I’m not sure Craig is a great fit for the Cubs right now.

by March 19, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Weekend Catch-Up: Kris Bryant Mashing, Travis Wood is Back, Welington Castillo Rumor

Weekend Catch-Up: Kris Bryant Mashing, Travis Wood is Back, Welington Castillo Rumor

Bryant has been too good not to get a whole lot of attention. Wood and Castillo have also been very good, which could be big.

Will the Padres Pursue Welington Castillo?

Will the Padres Pursue Welington Castillo?

The Padres have lost their backup catcher for a long time, and could be looking to make an addition. But does Castillo really make sense?

Lukewarm Stove: Stroman, Hamels, Doubront, Castillo, Diamondbacks, More

Lukewarm Stove: Stroman, Hamels, Doubront, Castillo, Diamondbacks, More

Injuries are spreading throughout the game, as they do this time of year, and various trade avenues are opening up.

Lukewarm Stove: Hamels, Lee, Castillo, Olivera, Alvares, Price

Lukewarm Stove: Hamels, Lee, Castillo, Olivera, Alvares, Price

With injuries mounting around the game, are we going to see a new wave of pitching rumors?

Envisioning a Role for Welington Castillo if He Isn’t Traded Isn’t Easy

Envisioning a Role for Welington Castillo if He Isn’t Traded Isn’t Easy

Joe Maddon described how Castillo could be incorporated into the mix if the Cubs carry three catchers. It’s not a significant role.

IFA Update: Cubs Not Blowing it Out After All? Or is it Just Early?

IFA Update: Cubs Not Blowing it Out After All? Or is it Just Early?

A top international prospect to whom the Cubs had been very closely connected is now, instead, connected to the Dodgers.

Lukewarm Stove: Castillo, Hamels, Lee, McCutchen, Acquiring Pitchers, Cuban Prospects

Lukewarm Stove: Castillo, Hamels, Lee, McCutchen, Acquiring Pitchers, Cuban Prospects

There’s interest in Castillo out there, but now’s not the time that teams typically make deals.

Lukewarm Stove: Castillo, Navarro, Price, Moncada, Hamels, Yankees’ Non-Spending

Lukewarm Stove: Castillo, Navarro, Price, Moncada, Hamels, Yankees’ Non-Spending

Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro really wants to be traded, which can’t be helping the Cubs with respect to his former teammate, Welington Castillo.

by February 23, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Travis Wood Reportedly Rejected Four-Year Extension Last Year, Now Future Uncertain

Travis Wood Reportedly Rejected Four-Year Extension Last Year, Now Future Uncertain

If the Cubs knew they were getting 2013 Travis Wood in 2015, none of this would even be a conversation. But 2014 happened.

by February 23, 2015 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Two Top Cuban Prospects Reportedly Ineligible to Sign Until July – Looming Dodgers Threat

Two Top Cuban Prospects Reportedly Ineligible to Sign Until July – Looming Dodgers Threat

Some potentially huge news for the Cubs in the upcoming 2015/16 IFA period, which starts July 2.

Theo Epstein Speaks: Welington Castillo’s Future, Roster Flexibility, Pitching Additions, More

Theo Epstein Speaks: Welington Castillo’s Future, Roster Flexibility, Pitching Additions, More

The Cubs could go with three catchers, if it comes to that, or they could find a landing spot for Castillo. Also: they can and will make additions as necessary.

by February 22, 2015 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Hamels, Moncada, Greinke, Beachy, Zimmermann, Shields

Lukewarm Stove: Hamels, Moncada, Greinke, Beachy, Zimmermann, Shields

Moncada and Hamels remain popular names. Zimmermann might cut off extension talks, Beachy signs with the Dodgers, more.

by February 21, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors

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