hermes wrote:guess we haven't talked about the kind of major move recently but how do you guys feel about the castro benching and subsequent move to second base?
The tenderness that was involved in making sure certain psyches weren't too bruised while also allowing a leeway of protection in regards to his value. I think the execution on everything Castro related has been phenomenal, underrated really. Bravo to Jed and Theo and it hasn't gotten enough credit because the leeway of protection is still in effect and will be until he is no longer part of the team.
Many teams could've easily botched the situation, lost value in Castro, demoralized him into a worse player than he already is or erupted a level of frustration that would've been a cancer to the rest of the guys. This way he can be part of tbe team, THIS YEAR without really losing much value. With Baez's personal stumbles, we need Castro at second. If he plays well to end the season or even becomes some type of a hero in the playoffs, he could raise his value and give something in return in the off season.