Posts tagged "Welington Castillo"

The Cubs are looking to sign....a catcher?

The Cubs are looking to sign....a catcher?
Tim Dierkes of MLB TradeRumors writes that many agents expect the Cubs to spend money in free agency, but it’s not what you might think.  According to Dierkes… (I) have talked to multiple agents who think Cubs will spend good money on FA catcher this winter. Wait a minute. Isn’t Welington Castillo among the best... Read more »

Welington Castillo emerging as long term answer at catcher

Welington Castillo emerging as long term answer at catcher
When the Rays were in the process of raiding the Cubs then thin farm system for Matt Garza, they were pretty much given the choice of one of two minor league catchers.  Internally the Cubs were split as to which one they preferred to keep, so it seems they were going to have the Rays... Read more »

Pitching coming together. What about the rest of team? Part 1: Catchers

Pitching coming together. What about the rest of team? Part 1: Catchers
As we mentioned a couple of days ago, the Cubs go 7 deep in their rotation before having to dip into AAA for additional depth.  That added depth in the rotation should spill over into the bullpen and fortify that as well. How does the rest of the team look so far and are the... Read more »
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Cubs may have found their long term catcher in Welington Castillo

Cubs may have found their long term catcher in Welington Castillo
Kevin Goldstein tweeted something interesting yesterday, “With all these Cubs rookies up, the underrated point is they’ve found a young, good, every day catcher in Welington Castillo.” As you probably already know, I’m a fan of Castillo.  He doesn’t have polished receiving or game-calling skills yet and his hit tool is probably going to be... Read more »

A different perspective on "MLB ready" prospects Rizzo, Jackson, Castillo, Lake and Vitters

A different perspective on "MLB ready" prospects Rizzo, Jackson, Castillo, Lake and Vitters
If you read my article on  top position player prospects, you know that it’s the strength of the organization right now.  However, of the top 5 prospects three are still at least 3 years away.  Javier Baez is playing his first season at low A ball, Jorge Soler has yet to have an AB, and... Read more »

Cubs Notes: Valbuena, Castillo added to roster; Cain, Rizzo, Castro, and quick Dempster trade?

Cubs Notes: Valbuena, Castillo added to roster; Cain, Rizzo, Castro, and quick Dempster trade?
If you’ve been following my minor league reports, you know that Luis Valbuena has been mashing AAA pitching.  Not just this year, but for the past few years. There is no doubt he can hit at that level. The question has always been whether the 26 year old infielder can hit at the major league... Read more »
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Cubs Sveum has his hands tied for now

Cubs Sveum has his hands tied for now
This rebuilding plan can’t be easy yet for Cubs manager Dale Sveum. Not because he doesn’t want to oversee a rebuilding project, he signed up for that. It’s playing guys that he may not want to really play for the sake of propping up their non-existent trade value. There are times that you can see this... Read more »

Cubs call up Castillo. Clevenger to DL.

Cubs call up Castillo.  Clevenger to DL.
A tweet by ESPN’s Enrique Rojas that the Cubs had called up catching prospect Welington Castillo had sent the twitterverse into a speculating frenzy, much of it centered around a possible trade of Geovany Soto. I thought Soto may have gotten hurt going from first to home in the 9th on Reed Johnson’s triple.  He’d... Read more »

Cubs Minor League Recap: Rizzo with 2 more bombs, Castillo also hits HR, Rhee sharp..

Cubs Minor League Recap: Rizzo with 2 more bombs, Castillo also hits HR, Rhee sharp..
So what do the Cubs do with 2 first basemen who are both playing well.  It was the scenario we all talked about earlier. What if Rizzo and LaHair hit?  It’s a nice problem to have and it’s one the Cubs have right now. Iowa 6- Round Rock 5 We’ll get to Anthony Rizzo in... Read more »
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Is it time to trade Geovany Soto?

Is it time to trade Geovany Soto?
Steve Clevenger has had just  2 starts and 9 PAs this season and he’s made the most of them.  He was behind the plate when the Cubs had their  two best pitching performances of the season. Offensively, he has 6 hits in his 9 at-bats.  So now the question becomes, Should the Cubs trade Soto... Read more »
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