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Postby chinch sacs » Wed Dec 10, 2003 6:48 pm

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DENVER (AP) -- The Colorado Rockies are bringing back one of the franchise's most popular players, agreeing to a $2.1 million, one-year contract with third baseman Vinny Castilla on Wednesday.

Castilla, a two-time All-Star with the Rockies, played on Colorado's expansion team in 1993 and was one of the cornerstones of its ``Blake Street Bombers'' days.

He hit .309 with 32 homers and 90 RBIs in 1995 -- the year of Colorado's only playoff appearance -- and was one of the most productive players in baseball from 1995-99, averaging 38 homers, 112 RBIs and hitting .302.

Castilla played seven seasons in Denver before being sent to Tampa Bay in a four-team deal that included Jeff Cirillo. He spent the past two years in Atlanta, where he hit .277 with 22 home runs and 76 RBIs last season.

Castilla became a free agent Sunday night after the Braves declined to offer him arbitration.


We saw it coming, but he might make my draft list as a CI...
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Re: Castiila signs 1 year seal with Rockies...

Postby wrveres » Wed Dec 10, 2003 6:50 pm

chinch sacs wrote:from Yahoo

DENVER (AP) -- The Colorado Rockies are bringing back one of the franchise's most popular players, agreeing to a $2.1 million, one-year contract with third baseman Vinny Castilla on Wednesday.

Castilla, a two-time All-Star with the Rockies, played on Colorado's expansion team in 1993 and was one of the cornerstones of its ``Blake Street Bombers'' days.

He hit .309 with 32 homers and 90 RBIs in 1995 -- the year of Colorado's only playoff appearance -- and was one of the most productive players in baseball from 1995-99, averaging 38 homers, 112 RBIs and hitting .302.

Castilla played seven seasons in Denver before being sent to Tampa Bay in a four-team deal that included Jeff Cirillo. He spent the past two years in Atlanta, where he hit .277 with 22 home runs and 76 RBIs last season.

Castilla became a free agent Sunday night after the Braves declined to offer him arbitration.


We saw it coming, but he might make my draft list as a CI...


could be a great PU at a shallow poisotion
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Postby BigLebowski » Wed Dec 10, 2003 6:52 pm

The guy can still mash, if they throw him fastballs. In Colorado, pitches don't break as much so the straighter they are the more likely Vinny has a shot at hitting it. Good move by the Rockies, Atkins doesn't have enough power to be a CI in the majors.
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Re: Castiila signs 1 year seal with Rockies...

Postby Arlo » Wed Dec 10, 2003 6:53 pm

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I have a feeling I'm going to be reminded of that one for a long time... :-D

Interesting signing. Now to try and gauge his value... :-?
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Postby Madison » Wed Dec 10, 2003 6:59 pm

Cinch Sacs wrote:Castilla signs 1 year seal with Rockies...


I hope it wasn't a permanant marker, the animal humane society might get him. Roflmao! :-b

Not bad at all for the Rockies or Castilla either. ;-D
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Postby Arlo » Wed Dec 10, 2003 7:08 pm

Madison wrote:
Cinch Sacs wrote:Castilla signs 1 year seal with Rockies...


I hope it wasn't a permanant marker, the animal humane society might get him. Roflmao! :-b

Not bad at all for the Rockies or Castilla either. ;-D

Get him? No way! Isn't spraying seals to make their pelts worthless exactly what the humane society encourages? :-D
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Postby Madison » Wed Dec 10, 2003 7:15 pm

Arlo wrote:
Madison wrote:
Cinch Sacs wrote:Castilla signs 1 year seal with Rockies...


I hope it wasn't a permanant marker, the animal humane society might get him. Roflmao! :-b

Not bad at all for the Rockies or Castilla either. ;-D

Get him? No way! Isn't spraying seals to make their pelts worthless exactly what the humane society encourages? :-D


Lol. :-b That's terrible. :-D
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Postby Arlo » Wed Dec 10, 2003 8:31 pm

Madison wrote:
Arlo wrote:
Madison wrote:
Cinch Sacs wrote:Castilla signs 1 year seal with Rockies...


I hope it wasn't a permanant marker, the animal humane society might get him. Roflmao! :-b

Not bad at all for the Rockies or Castilla either. ;-D

Get him? No way! Isn't spraying seals to make their pelts worthless exactly what the humane society encourages? :-D


Lol. :-b That's terrible. :-D

Go with what works, I suppose. ;-D

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Postby L0rdB23 » Fri Dec 12, 2003 12:25 am

who care aboot seals.. back to baseball!!!!
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