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Rumors Popping Up About the Yankees and Reds Working on a Luis Castillo Trade, But Be Careful (UPDATE)

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Were it not for the fact that the Reds have telegraphed a willingness to sell aggressively, I would be sufficiently surprised by rumors that they were about to trade ace Luis Castillo that I’d probably dismiss them. Indeed, there have already been rumors this offseason that the Reds would consider moving Castillo, even after losing Trevor Bauer to free agency, Raisel Iglesias in a trade to the Angels, and Anthony Desclafani in free agency, as well.

Since we know that the Reds really might trade Castillo, 28 (three years of team control), you do listen a little more than usual. But the threshold to get something percolating on social media is so low that you have to be careful. For example, this stuff just started blowing up on Twitter:

HOWEVER, you can take it from Jeff Passan that absolutely definitely no deal is done:

That doesn’t mean a trade won’t happen at some point for all the reasons noted at the top – the Reds are just moving out as much as they can, and Castillo has gobs and gobs of trade value – but if you were wondering about these rumors, it’s probably not a done deal by any stretch.

Aaaaand now I’m back to dreaming on some magical way the Reds could eat a bunch of salary and trade Nick Castellanos to the Cubs. I am so dumb.

UPDATE: Getting it from the Reds, too:

Of course, if you wanted to parse, you’d say (1) he denied only that a deal was done, and (2) he said only that they “intend” for him to be in the rotation in 2021.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.