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Swing, And A Miss - Mariners win Castillo Sweepstakes

By SSTN Admin

July 30, 2022



"The first major starting pitching trade has been made, as the Mariners and Reds announced a deal sending two-time All-Star Luis Castilloto Seattle. In exchange, the Reds bring back four prospects — highly-regarded infielders Noelvi Marteand Edwin Arroyo and right-handers Levi Stoudtand Andrew Moore."


"With Castillo off the market, Mahle and A’s hurler Frankie Montas become the top two rotation trade candidates, in addition to a handful of high-impact arms who might be available despite having control windows extending beyond 2023. Teams like the Yankees, Cardinals, Rangers and Twins are known to be in the market for rotation help. Mark Feinsand of tweets that 12 teams were in contact with the Reds about Castillo and suggests the Yankees’ offer was close to the quality of Seattle’s."


  • With the Yankees losing out of the top pitcher available, do they double down on Juan Soto?

  • Is Ohtani really available?

  • Do the Yankees have what it takes to get a top pitcher?

  • Will the wins against Kansas City make the Yankees feel they have a better team than they might actually have and make them feel a trade is less important?

STAY TUNED! These next few days could be a wild ride.


Jul 30, 2022

Cashman knows what he offered and Seattle overpaid for Castillo ... so does anyone believe this trade put Mariners in WS this year?

Jul 30, 2022
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does anyone think that this trade was designed to do more than insure that Seattle grabs a wild-card spot this season and is well-positioned for the 2023 season?

the Mariners are a club with a GM who needs a playoff berth to secure his position. they're a team that hasn't been in the play-offs for 20 years


Andy Singer
Andy Singer
Jul 30, 2022

I don't think this was a swing and a miss; the Mariners overpaid, giving up the equivalent of Volpe and a barely sub-Volpe caliber of prospect plus more interesting stuff. Would've been tough for the Yanks to match that, nor would it have made sense.

Jul 31, 2022
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you ask me if the comments uttered at a serious moment were a ploy

and yet you have asked for more recent comments....comments that would have been uttered after serious negotiations had begun.

why don't you take a moment and consider whether you're being sensible?


Jul 30, 2022

was it the latest chapter in an old story?

did the presence of the Yankees serve to drive up the purchase price?

the Mariners seem to have paid handsomely for Castillo.

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