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Welington Castillo to White Sox

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QUOTE (Y2JImmy0 @ Dec 1, 2017 -> 01:28 PM)
I'm not really sure what it signifies but it's a good signing. Led AL in throwing out runners last year and dramatically improved his framing ability and he's a good defender too. Hit 20 homers in 365 plate appearances as well. 113 wRC+, .344 wOBA, .208 ISO. Nice signing.

 

One thing it seems to signify is they don't anticipate Collins forcing his way into the team anytime soon.

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QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Dec 1, 2017 -> 12:29 PM)
One big positive is that it allows us time to not rush Collins and Zavala.

 

That's my take away as well. My offseason plan had us signing a veteran catcher for the benefit of the pitchers, while giving Collins more time to develop. I don't know if I trust Beef's suddenly respectable pitch framing, but his ability to erase baserunners will help our young pitchers as well.

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I still see moves like this as potential mid season flips for more prospects. We arent out of that phase quite yet. If he has a first half as good as he did last year he will be a nice trade chip.

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i really do like this move. solid offensive catcher who's capable defensively. reasonable contracts for a definitive improvement. could be a good trade asset moving forward too. good buy in my book

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2 years/$15 million, $8 million club option in year 3

 

 

@JeffPassan

 

Sources: Welington Castillo's deal with the White Sox is for $15 million guaranteed. It's a two-year deal with a club option for $8 million in the third year. @Ken_Rosenthal had the deal done first.

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I read somewhere on twitter he's basically best friends with Manny Machado. Doubt it is true but maybe Castillo can help for a big push for him next offseason. It's a bit out there for sure but it can't hurt to speculate.

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QUOTE (LittleHurt05 @ Dec 1, 2017 -> 12:40 PM)
2 years/$15 million, $8 million club option in year 3

 

 

@JeffPassan

 

Sources: Welington Castillo's deal with the White Sox is for $15 million guaranteed. It's a two-year deal with a club option for $8 million in the third year. @Ken_Rosenthal had the deal done first.

 

this deal just got better.

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QUOTE (LittleHurt05 @ Dec 1, 2017 -> 12:40 PM)
2 years/$15 million, $8 million club option in year 3

 

 

@JeffPassan

 

Sources: Welington Castillo's deal with the White Sox is for $15 million guaranteed. It's a two-year deal with a club option for $8 million in the third year. @Ken_Rosenthal had the deal done first.

 

Not awful, especially since the team has a zero payroll

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QUOTE (TheTruth05 @ Dec 1, 2017 -> 02:46 PM)
I read somewhere on twitter he's basically best friends with Manny Machado. Doubt it is true but maybe Castillo can help for a big push for him next offseason. It's a bit out there for sure but it can't hurt to speculate.

 

Recruitment continues

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Solid pickup while Collins and Zavala keep progressing.

 

When they’re ready, trading Castillo at some point in 19 will probably happen if things go right.

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Patrick Nolan‏ @SSS_pnoles 41m41 minutes ago Welington Castillo's framing numbers dramatically improved in 2017. The #WhiteSox, with a young pitching staff, are making a big bet that it'll continue. Castillo framing runs by year:

2014: -14.2

2015: -10.1

2016: -9.4

2017: +3.7

 

Castillo is also good at blocking and throwing.

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QUOTE (TheTruth05 @ Dec 1, 2017 -> 12:46 PM)
I read somewhere on twitter he's basically best friends with Manny Machado. Doubt it is true but maybe Castillo can help for a big push for him next offseason. It's a bit out there for sure but it can't hurt to speculate.

 

I saw someone posted that too but it looked more hopeful than actual fact.

 

Here's one I saw:

 

https://twitter.com/zinker_22/status/936663921414627328

Edited by soxfan2014

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QUOTE (daggins @ Dec 1, 2017 -> 12:33 PM)
One thing it seems to signify is they don't anticipate Collins forcing his way into the team anytime soon.

 

I don't think it means that at all. Teams need two catchers. Castillo would not be blocking Collins, they could easily both be on team together.

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Great move, hopefully his improved framing holds up. Also just checked out his xStats and they say he actually underperformed offensively (.344 OBA vs. .354 xOBA).

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QUOTE (bmags @ Dec 1, 2017 -> 01:16 PM)
I continue to be surprised how affordable FA catchers are.

 

Nats should have been all over this I feel.

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QUOTE (bmags @ Dec 1, 2017 -> 01:15 PM)
I don't think it means that at all. Teams need two catchers. Castillo would not be blocking Flowers, they could easily both be on team together.

... yikes

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