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Castro key to leading Twins' pitching turnaround

Pitching has been a major issue for the Twins in recent years, especially last season when Minnesota pitchers combined to post the second-worst ERA in the Majors en route to a 103-loss season. But instead of signing a free-agent starter to bolster their staff this offseason, the Twins took a different route by inking defensively minded catcher Jason Castro to a three-year, $24.5 million deal.
Via Twins.com
16 days ago

Report: Twins have been in contact with Jose Bautista’s agent

The Minnesota Twins’ bizarro offseason continues. According to a report by Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com, the Twins have been in touch with the agent of free agent slugger Jose Bautista this winter. The market for the 36-year-old Bautista has been rather frosty as of late, and he may be forced to settle for a shorter-term deal. As for the Twins, they have definitely had a strange...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Twins make big upgrade at catcher with signing of pitch-framer extraordinaire Jason Castro

New Minnesota Twins Chief Baseball Operator Derek Falvey has made his first free-agent signing since taking over the reigns in Minnesota. The Twins signed former Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro to a three-year, $24.5 million contract on Tuesday. Though Castro is regarded as one of Major League Baseball’s best catchers, he’s certainly a massive upgrade for a team that had...
Via The Comeback
November 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Jason Castro Is a Step in the Right Direction for the Twins

Ah, the Twins. So often over the last few offseasons the Twins have been the club whose moves cause a scratching of the head and subdued “Oh, honey” under one’s breath. The franchise has long been stuck in the traditionalist mud. Until this season, at least. In the middle of another poor year, general manager Terry Ryan was finally dismissed, replaced by the dynamic duo of...
Via Fangraphs
November 22, 2016  |  Discuss

MLB players taking active role in new CBA negotiations

Major League Baseball and the MLBPA have recently begun negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement. The usual suspects, like union reps, MLB higher ups and negotiators were present. However, one thing was different — the active participation of players in this process. As the two sides gathered in Florida recently, USA Today is reporting that 20 players were also present...
Via The Comeback
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Teams get first arbitration win as Astros beat Jason Castro

PHOENIX -- Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro became the first player to lose in salary arbitration this year.Castro was awarded $5 million on Tuesday by arbitrators Matt Goldberg, Gary Kendellen and James Oldham, who heard arguments a day earlier. Castro had asked for a raise from $4 million to $5.25 million.The 28-year-old was an All-Star in 2013. He hit .211 last season, his...
Via Associated Press
February 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Necessary Moves: Jason Castro, Houston Astros

Over the next 30 days, I’ll look at 30 players—one from each team—that I believe should be traded. Some will seem obvious, just as others will seem nonsensical. Some may also seem desperate, but it’s important to understand that this list is entirely subjective. A player can be deemed movable for any of the following reasons: production (or lack thereof), current and future...
Via The Sports Post
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros catcher Jason Castro asked to prom in case of mistaken identity (photo)

Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro may have been flattered by the gesture — even if it was a case of mistaken identity — but has nevertheless politely declined an accidental invite to prom. Castro happened upon his car adorned with “P-R-O-M?” spelled out with Post-It Notes. whoever asked me to prom a few nights ago,...Read More The post Astros catcher Jason Castro asked...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Astros: 3 up and 3 down

Houston Astros: 3 up and 3 downThe Houston Astros have rolled up 324 losses over the past three seasons. And the best part is that nobody seems to mind! Let’s keep it that way. When a conductor is in the midst of directing a grand symphony, you’d be best served to stay out of his way. And Astros GM Jeff Luhnow has been orchestrating a masterful rebuilding project in Houston....
Via isportsweb.com
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Catcher Jason Castro Finishes Coursework, Earns Degree From Stanford During Offseason

Jason Castro is coming off a breakout season with the Houston Astros, but one achievement off the field made 2013 a memorable year for the starting catcher. Castro was voted into his first All-Star Game last summer after three years in The Show, with a slash line of .276/.350/.485 (130 OPS+). He hit 35 doubles, 18 homers and 56 RBI in 120 games, and to put the cherry on top of a...
Via NESN.com
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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