Rockies sign Rafael Betancourt and Simon Castro to minor league deals

The Colorado Rockies added a pair of pitchers on minor league deals on Friday. Right handed pitchers Raael Betancourt and Simon Castro were signed by the team. Betancourt had been working out with the Rockies for sometime since undergoing Tommy John surgery. He will remain at the Rockies spring training facility for a while before he starts a rehab assignment. Betancourt and the...
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox outright RHP Castro to Charlotte

The Chicago White Sox outrighted right-handed pitcher Simon Castro to Triple-A Charlotte, the team announced Friday. The 25-year-old Castro pitched in four games for the Sox in 2013 after making his major league debut on July 5. He posted an 0-1 record, a 2.70 ERA and six strikeouts.
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November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Four Names to Know for Inevitable Bullpen Openings

Alright, so, the non-waiver trade deadline has come and passed, so much of the final two months of the season will likely be used to see which youngsters within the organization have what it takes to succeed at the big league level. Well, it’ll certainly serve as their first test, at least. In my opinion, there are three jobs on the major league ball club that we know will...
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August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Simon Castro Optioned to AAA

After yesterday’s afternoon loss in Philadelphia, the White Sox made a small roster move, optioning relief pitcher Simon Castro to AAA Charlotte. With the team’s next game not coming until Friday because of the All-Star break, the Sox have a couple of days to announce a corresponding move. Castro, who had recently been converted to a reliever before being called up...
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July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Road Trip Notes for Detroit Visit

***Game One with the Tigers White Sox - 11    Detroit - 4 Behind the mike calling the game is the crew from the Detroit Tigers Uniform of the day is – Grey Pants, Black Jerseys, with White Trim, Letters and Numbers Pitching Staff today is Jose Quintana, Simon Castro Playing Staff today is – De Aza, Ramirez, Rios, Dunn, Keppinger, Gillaspie, Viciedo, Beckham, Phegley...
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July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Road Trip Notes for Detroit Visit

***Game One with the Tigers White Sox - 11    Detroit - 4 Behind the mike calling the game is the crew from the Detroit Tigers Uniform of the day is – Grey Pants, Black Jerseys, with White Trim, Letters and Numbers Pitching Staff today is Jose Quintana, Simon Castro Playing Staff today is – De Aza, Ramirez, Rios, Dunn, Keppinger, Gillaspie, Viciedo, Beckham, Phegley...
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July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

July 10: Tigers 8 White Sox 5

While the White Sox offense played well again, the pitching was not there this time around. Dylan Axelrod was roughed up early, and the team just could not dig themselves out of an early hole. Detroit Handles “Ax” Once again, it was just not Dylan Axelrod’s night, and we’ve been saying that all too often recently. Dylan was able to help the bullpen out by pitching...
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July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

With Omogrosso Out, Simon Castro Gets His 1st Shot

During spring training, one of the most attractive prospects on the White Sox was starter Simon Castro. And now, after another failed stint in the bullpen from Brian Omogrosso, Castro is getting his first chance to make an impression with the MLB team. Last season, Omogrosso pitched in 17 games for the Sox and had a very good 2.57 ERA. And after he dominated this past...
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June 29, 2013  |  Discuss

MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: May 9

The TinCaps' threw their first nine inning no hitter. It was the clubs second no hitter, with the first being a seven inning no hitter thrown by Simon Castro back in 2009. Not to be too overshadowed, Matt Andriese earned his fifth win of the year with another stellar performance.
May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Simon Castro Drawing Attention this Spring

Currently, and throughout at least the past year-or-so, the biggest name pitching prospects in the White Sox organization have been guys like Nestor Molina, Dylan Axelrod, Erik Johnson, and Jacob Petricka among others. And while they're all still doing well, one other name is quickly rising to their level: Simon Castro. Castro, the 24 year-old 6'5 right hander...
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March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Daily Friar 12.26.12

I hope that you all had a Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday spending time with friends and family. As expected the news was very quiet the past few days, which is why I took the couple of days off since it wouldn’t be much of anything. Today seems to be official announcement day for most teams as they are announcing moves that happened before Christmas. Among the official...
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December 26, 2012  |  Discuss

The 2012 Minor League Report – Week 10

The Toronto Blue Jays have two hitters currently at Triple-A that could make some noise the second half of the major league season and help fantasy owners out in their run to winning a league championship. Catcher Travis d’Arnaud has been on fire of late with a .409 batting average in his last 10 games with four home runs and 14 RBI. For the season, d’Arnaud is hitting .322...
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June 05, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Top 20 Prospects – Chicago White Sox

It’s prospect season again. I’ve had my rankings listed on team pages, but have been horrible about keeping those up to date. As I mentioned on the pages, I’m looking at other rankings when I make mine (along with scouting reports and my own opinion). Second to last have the South-Siders – the White Sox. For the top 20, I’ve listed them according to my ranking. I’ve...
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May 08, 2012  |  Discuss

White Sox 2012 5x5 Prospect Rankings

The Chicago White Sox farm system is easily the worst in baseball. A big part of the reason for their putrid system is that they've shied away from spending money in the draft. The old saying goes, you get what you pay for. In this case, the saying is correct. Top 5 fantasy baseball prospects 1- Addison Reed, RP Reed blew threw the minors last year starting the year...
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March 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Ventura surveying the pitching landscape

The second day of White Sox camp on Friday gave manager Robin Ventura a chance to see a few of the young arms acquired in offseason trades, such as Nestor Molina and Simon Castro.
February 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Daily Friar 1.19.12

  Woohoo!! We are exactly one month away from pitchers and catchers reporting to camp. Spring training is on the horizon and slowly but surely it is almost here. The Rangers will have one more arm in their rotation when they break camp in a month. Yesterday they signed the top foreign prize in Yu Darvish. 6 years, $60M on top of the $51.7M they had to pay to win rights to discuss...
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January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Making Sense of the Quentin Acquisition

The Padres acquired Carlos Quentin over the weekend by sending prospects Simon Castro and Pedro Hernandez to the can-anyone-tell-if-they-are-actually-rebuilding White Sox. At first glance, the move doesn’t make much sense for the Padres. Quentin’s attributes may not translate to the spacious PETCO Park and he is about to enter his final year under team control. Further, the Padres...
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January 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Transaction Analysis: A Petco Precursor? by R.J. Anderson

            Acquired OF-R Carlos Quentin from the White Sox for RHP Simon Castro and LHP Pedro Hernandez. [12/31] Back in December 2007, then-Arizona general manager Josh Byrnes traded Quentin to the White Sox for Chris Carter. Now serving as the Padres’ main man, Byrnes has attempted to quench his lineup’s thirst for power by acquiring Quentin in a surprising deal....
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January 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Breaking Down The Carlos Quentin Trade

First things first – the Padres won this deal and it’s not close. They acquired Carlos Quentin, a right-handed power hitter who can get on base at an above-average clip, and surrendered to unspectacular prospects to get him. Let’s assume Quentin hits .260/.340/.500 through the middle of July of next season, but San Diego is 12 games back in the division and is...
January 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Daily Friar 1.1.12

  Here it is, the first Daily Friar of the new year. With the turn to a new calendar it brings exciting things into view for Padres baseball. After the Quentin trade yesterday, and whatever trades may come between now and the beginning of the season, I'm getting very excited about the upcoming season. Rest assured as well that you will have a Daily Friar to look at every day...
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January 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Padres acquire outfielder Carlos Quentin from Chicago White Sox

PADRES PRESS RELEASEPadres acquire outfielder Carlos Quentin from Chicago White SoxSAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Padres today announced they have acquired outfielder Carlos Quentin from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for right-handed pitcher Simon Castro and left-handed pitcher Pedro Hernandez.  Executive Vice President/General Manager Josh Byrnes made the announcement. Quentin...
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December 31, 2011  |  Discuss

Castro, Hernandez continue trend for White Sox

The San Diego Padres have a lot better prospects than the two they traded to the White Sox -- at least seven of them, to be exact, according to Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus. But Ken Williams continued accomplishing one of his most important missions by getting power right-hander Simon Castro and command lefty Pedro Hernandez for Carlos Quentin.
Via Chicago Breaking Sports
December 31, 2011  |  Discuss

Padres acquire OF Quentin from White Sox

The San Diego Padres acquired outfielder Carlos Quentin from the Chicago White Sox on Saturday in exchange for minor league pitchers Simon Castro and Pedro Hernandez.
Via Miami Herald
December 31, 2011  |  Discuss

Padres acquire OF Quentin from Padres

The San Diego Padres acquired outfielder Carlos Quentin from the Chicago White Sox for a pair of minor league pitchers. Quentin spent the past four seasons with the White Sox, swatting 107 home runs during that span. The 29-year-old Quentin batted .254 with 24 homers and 77 RBIs and 118 games last season. He has a .252 career batting average with 121 homers and 383 RBIs in six...
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December 31, 2011  |  Discuss

Carlos Quentin traded to Padres

The White Sox showed they are rebuilding. They traded outfielder Carlos Quentin to the Padres for two minor league prospects.

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December 31, 2011  |  Discuss
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