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Rusney Castillo

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by tellitlikeitis, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. tellitlikeitis

    tellitlikeitis Canceled
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    Well, another Cuban on the market. What say you, Astros CFers?

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Astros interested in Cuban OF Castillo. <a href="http://t.co/F41gJE2I5a">http://t.co/F41gJE2I5a</a></p>&mdash; Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) <a href="https://twitter.com/brianmctaggart/statuses/493916912498143232">July 29, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    Astros interested in Cuban OF Castillo
    By Brian McTaggart / MLB.com | 7/28/2014 8:00 P.M. ET

    HOUSTON -- The Astros may schedule a one-on-one workout with Cuban outfield prospect Rusney Castillo, general manager Jeff Luhnow said Monday.

    Houston had multiple scouts to watch Castillo put on a show during his tryout in front of Major League scouts and executives on Saturday in Miami, and Luhnow said the club has an interest in signing him.

    "He's definitely an interesting player," he said.

    Castillo, 5-foot-9, 200 pounds, participated in live batting practice, threw from the outfield and fielded grounders at shortstop in front of representatives from 28 of 30 teams at the University of Miami. He's known for his speed and athleticism and likely will start the season in the Minor Leagues when he signs, but there's a belief that he could be in the big leagues by the end of this season and compete for a starting job next Spring Training.

    Castillo, who left Cuba six months ago, established residency in Haiti and was cleared by the U.S. government to sign with a team earlier this month. He is represented by Roc Nation Sports, a joint venture between Roc Nation and CAA Sports.

    "An international free agent who does not count toward the pool allotment is going to be sought after," Luhnow said. "The recent success of some of the higher-profile Cuban players -- [Yoenis] Cespedes, [Yasiel] Puig, [Jose] Abreu -- put this guy in a pretty good spot. He's a little different player from those guys, but he'll have a good market. We'll expect it to be competitive."
     
  2. cardpire

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    5'9", 200 lbs OF?

    Could all 3 of those things be correct??
     
  3. bobrek

    bobrek Politics belong in the D & D

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    They have a lot of draft money to spend. :)
     
  4. bobrek

    bobrek Politics belong in the D & D

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    Kirby Puckett - 5'8" 210, CF.
     
  5. Fulgore

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    A team will out bid them like always.
     
  6. awc713

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    I've heard Brett Gardner comparisons.

    I'd love to sign him just because we need to do something. I don't see JL shoving that much dough for a Gardner-esque player.

    I REALLY want us to get kemp or cargo. We need that type of move. We have depth and another good class coming in next year. We could potentially get a good piece back for kemp too
     
  7. Buck Turgidson

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    Delino Deshields Jr - 5'9" 210 CF
     
  8. CometsWin

    CometsWin Breaker Breaker One Nine

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    Luhnow is like Morey, he's "interested" in ereybody.
     
  9. HTown_DieHard

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    Luhnow will get outbid and reply with the usual crap: "we placed a fair market value bid".
     
  10. Rocketman95

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    In before the 10th post. So predictable. Some of you are just miserable human beings who should root for the Rangers.
     
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  11. HTown_DieHard

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    and some of you should pull your heads out of the sand!
     
  12. Rocketman95

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    Better than up our own asses.
     
  13. desihooper

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    I hear there is more and more room on the bandwagon with each loss up here in North Texas/South Oklahoma :cool:

    Go 'stros!!
     
  14. RKREBORN

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    Do not want. My fiance cheated on me with a Cuban. Kind of hating that country at the moment.
     
  15. vstexas09

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    he's been killing it in OOTP 15 for me.

    let's get it done!
     
  16. ric_flair

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    LOL, hate to laugh but thats as good as any reason.
     
  17. juicystream

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    We will finally end up with one of these guys, and he'll be the one that sucks.
     
  18. TimPoopura

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    Yep. Each one feels like an expensive gamble. I'm surprised more of them don't flop.
     
  19. boozle222

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    Ha. This was my first thought as well...
     
  20. awc713

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    if a player is drawing brett gardner comparisons, it says to me that he doesnt have the physical tools to be a superstar player...so i get why people may not want to sign him.

    regardless we need to make some sort of move.
     

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