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Wellington Castillo Signs with the White Sox

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Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the White Sox have signed Welington Castillo.

It's a two-year, $15 million contract with an $8 million club option for a third year, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. The White Sox were one team that had a starting catcher job open and they've landed one of the best free agent backstops available. Castillo hit .282/.323/.490 and slugged 20 home runs over just 96 games this past season with the Orioles and has averaged 16.5 homers over the last four campaigns.

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3 minutes ago, wildbillhiccup said:

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the White Sox have signed Welington Castillo.

It's a two-year, $15 million contract with an $8 million club option for a third year, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. The White Sox were one team that had a starting catcher job open and they've landed one of the best free agent backstops available. Castillo hit .282/.323/.490 and slugged 20 home runs over just 96 games this past season with the Orioles and has averaged 16.5 homers over the last four campaigns.

Just shows you have short supply the talent for this position is.

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Glad it worked out for him.   The White Sox’s pitching was almost as bad as ours last year, so we’ll see how that goes.   

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1 hour ago, wildbillhiccup said:

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the White Sox have signed Welington Castillo.

It's a two-year, $15 million contract with an $8 million club option for a third year, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. The White Sox were one team that had a starting catcher job open and they've landed one of the best free agent backstops available. Castillo hit .282/.323/.490 and slugged 20 home runs over just 96 games this past season with the Orioles and has averaged 16.5 homers over the last four campaigns.

I like him. Good luck to him. 

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3 minutes ago, SteveA said:

Carlos Rodon just got moved down on my fantasy baseball draft list.

You don’t trust Castillo can sustain his framing marks from last season?

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Nearly the same money as he had here for next season, but with a second guaranteed year and an option for a third.  Good for him.  Last year was a huge outlier for him on the defensive side of the ball in both throwing out runners and pitch framing.  Will be interesting to see if he can keep it up.  We need to start getting younger where we can and exchanging Castillo for Sisco was a good first step.  Hopefully, we'll do the same in CF, hate to say it since I do like AJ, next year.  We have young options for 2019 in both corner OF positions along with Sisco at catcher.  Mancini, Schoop and Beckham are still fairly young.  We're stuck with Davis.  That just leaves 3B.  Too bad we don't have a young, impact player there.  :-(

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4 minutes ago, Il BuonO said:

You don’t trust Castillo can sustain his framing marks from last season?

I'm worried about his CERA.   Arizona pitching improved across the board after he left and our starters performed at career-worst levels except for Bundy and 2nd-half-Gausman (and Castillo didn't catch him that much int he 2nd half).

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"White Sox confirmed previous reports that Castillo signed a two-year, $15MM contract with an $8MM club option for the 2020 season. Castillo is represented by ACES."

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Doesn't look like he gained anything money wise, but I suppose players are happy to have extra guaranteed years in case of injury, so this still makes sense for him.  

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