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    The Blue Jays have signed catcher Ramon Castro to a one-year deal worth nearly $1MM, sources tell Jorge Arangure of ESPN.com (via Twitter). In 57 games split between the Mets and White Sox in '09, the 33-year-old hit .219/.292/.406 with 7 HRs.
    Ehhh...not too high on this one. If it was for a minor league deal, I'd like it more. Now it seems like Chavez is the odd man out again, which is unfortunate because I really liked him as a back-up.

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    I think this one will fly under the radar due to other events of greater magnitude

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    • #3
      agreed Woodman. I really don't understand this, why sign Chavez if you were just going to get Castro? They seem to be relatively the same player and I prefer Chavez for what he did last year.

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      • #4
        I always thought he was a solid catcher.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Woodman19 View Post
          I think this one will fly under the radar due to other events of greater magnitude
          Whatever could you mean? Oh wait, are you referring to that other 'thing?'

          Personally, if it came down to Chavez or Castro, I'd take Chavez. I thought Chavez would be given every oppurtunty to compete for a big leagur spot. Now, I don't think that's quite the case.
          Like Maple Syrup, Canada's evil oozes over the United States.

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          • #6
            Wait, wait, wait...

            The Blue Jays signed him? But the White Sox just re-signed him today. I'm confused...

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            • #7
              Weird situation I know. Towards the end of December, I posted this in the off-season rumor thread:

              Back on December 14th, ESPN's Jorge Arangure Jr. tweeted that the Blue Jays signed catcher Ramon Castro to a one-year deal worth nearly $1MM. The move seemed unnecessary, with John Buck and Raul Chavez already in the fold.

              Today, The Fan 590's Mike Wilner says the Jays never signed Castro:

              It turns out that the power-hitting back-up catcher who everyone reported that the Blue Jays had signed earlier this month is still a free agent. The Jays never did sign him, despite getting involved in negotiations with him. I’m not sure how or why it fell through, or if it even got close enough to reach the point where one can even accurately say that it 'fell through', but it didn’t happen.

              So, Castro heads back to the free agent backup catcher pool, where guys like Toby Hall, Jose Molina, and Mike Redmond continue to wait.

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              • #8
                Oh, thanks for that. That explains a lot, haha.

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