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Saturday, March 19, 2022

Sources: Ex-Cincinnati Reds outfielder Nick Castellanos joins Philadelphia Phillies on five-year deal worth $100 million

Free-agent outfielder Nick Castellanos and the Philadelphia Phillies are in agreement on a five-year, $100 million contract, sources familiar with the deal told ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

Castellanos, 30, is coming off his best big league season for Cincinnati, a campaign in which he ranked in the top 10 of the National League in several offensive categories. He finished fourth in NL batting average (.309), hit 34 homers (tied for seventh), drove in 100 runs (tied for ninth), ranked third in slugging (.576) and fourth in OPS .939. He posted a career-best 3.2 WAR, according to baseball-reference.com.

It was a banner season all around for Castellanos. He was elected as a starter for the NL in the All-Star Game, won a Silver Slugger award and finished 12 in balloting for NL MVP.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 19, 2022 at 10:29 AM | 21 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jesse Barfield's Right Arm Posted: March 19, 2022 at 11:40 AM (#6068323)
Wonder if the owners are re-thinking that whole universal DH thing. I know it was pitched as win-win, but seems like it's a pretty big W for the players.

   2. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: March 19, 2022 at 04:00 PM (#6068352)
   3. DL from MN Posted: March 19, 2022 at 04:05 PM (#6068355)
seems like it's a pretty big W for the players


Only if overall budgets go up. Otherwise it's just taking money from pitchers (relievers?) and handing it to guys who just hit.
   4. sunday silence (again) Posted: March 19, 2022 at 04:47 PM (#6068359)
are they adding an additional roster spot for the DH? Otherwise I dont get how this is a win for players.
   5. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: March 19, 2022 at 05:03 PM (#6068361)
are they adding an additional roster spot for the DH? Otherwise I dont get how this is a win for players.

They did go to 26. The theory is that an extra regular will get paid more than the 8th reliever. It makes sense, but only if teams raise their budgets.
   6. sunday silence (again) Posted: March 19, 2022 at 05:37 PM (#6068364)
thanks for the info, Snapper.

Are they going 13 position/13 pitchers or can they fill it how they like?
   7. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: March 19, 2022 at 06:01 PM (#6068366)
Are they going 13 position/13 pitchers or can they fill it how they like?

I heard there's a max of 13 pitchers. They can carry more than 13 hitters, but not pitchers.
   8. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: March 19, 2022 at 06:05 PM (#6068367)
I heard there's a max of 13 pitchers. They can carry more than 13 hitters, but not pitchers
They’ll find some excuse not to implement that rule, just like they have for the past two years.
   9. Walt Davis Posted: March 19, 2022 at 10:09 PM (#6068386)
Well, "some excuse" in 2020 was the expansion to 28-man rosters and a pandemic. "Some excuse" in 2021 was that most minor-league pitchers and some of the MLB pitchers didn't get to pitch in 2020 due to a pandemic so it seems defensible to not box teams in when it came to coping with 2021 pitcher injuries and inning limits. They'll need to be a bit more creative in their excuse-making this year ... that's assuming it is an official rule now (I haven't seen anything verifying this).
   10. Howie Menckel Posted: March 19, 2022 at 11:28 PM (#6068390)
I don't recall Greg Luzinski having a "running mate" a la the Schwarber-Castellanos pairing - Pete Incaviglia didn't lumber in until a decade later...
   11. Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome Posted: March 19, 2022 at 11:39 PM (#6068391)
I don't recall Greg Luzinski having a "running mate" a la the Schwarber-Castellanos pairing - Pete Incaviglia didn't lumber in until a decade later...


Ron Kittle
   12. Karl from NY Posted: March 21, 2022 at 03:27 PM (#6068517)
Hypothetically, the DH shouldn't raise total salary. It doesn't do anything to change the $/WAR calculus (assuming attendance stays the same.) What should happen is that the distribution of money slides slightly away from defensive players, since there is now more total WAR available for offense (because pitcher-hitting isn't consuming some offensive opportunities) and therefore less for defense. Of course that won't happen instantly with existing contracts, but new contracts going forward should slightly devalue defense.
   13. sunday silence (again) Posted: March 21, 2022 at 07:44 PM (#6068556)
What should happen is that the distribution of money slides slightly away from defensive players, since there is now more total WAR available for offense....


I dont get this. Are they getting four outs per inning? are they erecting a wall at 3b or something? Why would more WAR be available?
   14. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: March 21, 2022 at 07:53 PM (#6068558)
Well, "some excuse" in 2020 was the expansion to 28-man rosters and a pandemic. "Some excuse" in 2021 was that most minor-league pitchers and some of the MLB pitchers didn't get to pitch in 2020 due to a pandemic so it seems defensible to not box teams in when it came to coping with 2021 pitcher injuries and inning limits. They'll need to be a bit more creative in their excuse-making this year ... that's assuming it is an official rule now (I haven't seen anything verifying this).
I've heard the shortened spring training floated as the potential excuse.
   15. sunday silence (again) Posted: March 21, 2022 at 08:02 PM (#6068562)
double digit inflation and the Russians are canceling their MLB.tv subscriptions.
   16. Karl from NY Posted: March 21, 2022 at 09:55 PM (#6068575)
Why would more WAR be available?

There's not more WAR available total. The offense gets a greater proportion of the same total, since a DH means more offensive opportunities compared to discarding pitcher-hitting. The defense/pitching side of the ledger gets a smaller proportion, which should hypothetically become reflected in slightly smaller contracts for those players.
   17. Buck Coats Posted: March 22, 2022 at 04:40 PM (#6068666)
Joel Sherman says :
Source: rosters almost certain to expand from 26 to 28 for most of April. No restriction on how many pitchers can be active in that period. Not finalized yet. But this is the plan right now.
   18. The Gary DiSarcina Fan Club (JAHV) Posted: March 22, 2022 at 06:56 PM (#6068680)
Is there a chance pitching staffs are reduced below 13 any time in the foreseeable future? I would love to see them at 11, but even restricting them to 12 would be helpful. Or should I forsake all hope?
   19. Howie Menckel Posted: March 22, 2022 at 07:09 PM (#6068682)
Or should I forsake all hope?

that one
   20. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: March 22, 2022 at 07:21 PM (#6068684)
Source: rosters almost certain to expand from 26 to 28 for most of April. No restriction on how many pitchers can be active in that period. Not finalized yet. But this is the plan right now.
Ahem.
   21. sunday silence (again) Posted: March 22, 2022 at 08:08 PM (#6068689)
a DH means more offensive opportunities compared to discarding pitcher-hitting.


Imagine a league where each team got 9 DHs to play the entire game. Would pitching be near worthless? No. Then how does a DH do whatever you're saying? (more oppurtunities/larger portion of WAR)

Im guessing adding a DH would increase balls in play. So maybe defense becomes slightly more valuable? That seems logical, sort of.

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