Rusney Castillo: A New Perspective

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Photo courtesy CBS Boston

$30,880.63.  That’s how much Rusney Castillo would make today (before taxes) if you divide his 2016 salary by 365.  It’s tough to feel anything but contempt for someone making that much per day, never mind someone who isn’t even near the top of his field and was removed from the 40-man roster.

A lot has already been written, tweeted, and joked about some of the expensive players that have seen time in Pawtucket this season: Allen Craig ($11M), Joe Kelly ($2.6M) and Rusney Castillo ($11.3M).  These players were acquired to help the major league team to a World Series and they can’t even bring a winning record to a AAA team.  Castillo’s season has been a disappointment in many ways.  Expected to be part of the solution in left field, Castillo made all of 8 Continue reading

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Spring Training 2016 – 3/29/16

There really is nothing like March in Ft Myers, Florida.  My yearly trek to Spring Training is always one of the highlights of the year for Sox Signatures, and this year did not disappoint.

Day 1  One of my favorite parts of htting the minor league fields is when the major league guys come over to get some extra at bats or innings in.  Today Junichi Tazawa decided to throw some extra inning and some guy named David Ortiz decided to take some extra at bats.  Obviously Papi being there drew a pretty big crowd, not just of fans but almost all the players wanted to see the big guy up close as well.  Unfortunately  I was not able to get Ortiz, but I did get Tazawa on a 2013 World Series 8×10, as well as Continue reading

PawSox Game Used – 8/18/15

Once the BoSox Club Luncheon was over, it was off to Pawtucket for a nice full day of Red Sox and autographs.  I planned on meeting up with a few players, and after waiting around a while, finally got to meet up with catcher Matt Spring.  Matt had a bunch of great Continue reading