Another high character guy…not.
Yankees should have a day this year where they bring back Puff, Willow, Mick, Chambliss, Roy, Reggie, Bucky, Oscar and Lou.
A lot of these guys are in their mid 60′s or early 70′s. And, they will not be around forever. It was the late 70′s team that put the franchise back on the map.
Castro will be 26 years old next year and is owed like $41.4 million over the next 4 years. The Cubs have elected to replace him with a player who will be 35 years old next year and they will pay him $56 million over the next 4 years.
So, the Cubs, over the next four years, are replacing Castro with a player who is NINE YEARS older and who will make $15 million more (over that span).
Why would the Cubs do that? Sounds like they couldn’t wait to get rid of Castro…fast enough.
By the way, Castro’s lifetime OPS+ is 97 (meaning below league average). And, his lifetime OBA outside of Wrigley Field is .318 in 1,935 PA.
Granted, the Yankees did not give up much to acquire him. But, the question is: Is this their best option at 2B next year and beyond?