Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Look For Sox To Cash In On Rusney Castillo

Rusney Castillo
The Red Sox are in need of a splash—a big splash. The 2014 season is a train wreck, and the natives of Red Sox Nation are getting restless. One way the team can recoup some degree of dignity is to go all out to sign the latest international free agent—Rusney Castillo. The 5'8" dynamo center-fielder will be scooped up by somebody as early as next week. Boston's primary competition is—of course—the Empire. The Evil Ones plan to overwhelm Castillo with cash and play him immediately at second base. The Red Sox have missed out on a few international free agents in the recent past—they miscalculated how long Masahiro Tanaka would stay in Japan and they fell $5 million short on the bidding for Jose Abreu. And, of course, they had to give up Jon Lester to get Yoenis Cespedes long after he fled from Fidel Castro's Prison Island. Word is that Ben Cherington is highly-focused on Castillo and is willing to do everything in his power to get him to Fenway. The 27-year old will likely require in the vicinity of seven years and $42 million. Get him!