Report: Starlin Castro Will Not Talk About Long-Term Deal During Season

Starlin Castro’s agent, Paul Kinzer, told the Chicago Tribune that he would not seek a new deal for Starlin Castro during the season. Kinzer told Fred Mitchell that the two sides could discuss a deal in the off-season but he does not want any distractions for the 22-year old shortstop.

Starlin Castro is being paid $567,000 this season after earning $440,000 last year.

Paul Kinzer acknowledged the fact that the Cubs would like to keep Starlin Castro in a Cubs’ uniform. Kinzer feels the two sides will be talking eventually but he doesn’t think those conversations will take place during the season.

Due to the Cubs calling Starlin Castro up a few weeks early in 2010, Castro will be eligible for arbitration for the first time in 2013. Castro has Super-Two status which gives him an additional year of arbitration eligibility. Castro could become a free agent after the 2016 season.

Report from Chicago Tribune

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  • BosephHeyden

    Well, then neither will I.

  • brent carmona

    Was distracted by nba tonight but here are some notes from Iowa’s game:

    Vitters with an excellent game on offense. First ab had a 2B off the wall in left (narrowly missed a HR), hit a laser to left for a single, battled but k’ed in a six pitch AB, walked (pitcher was very wild though), and smacked a 2B on a 3-0 pitch to put the game out of reach late.

    Bjax must be pressing (i hear hoyer was in town). Didn’t take bat off shoulders and k’ed, swung on first pitch and popped out, k’ed swinging, two pitch groundout and then had a four pitch walk.

    Randy wells had a good outing, he showed good poise in the second grinding out of a jam.

    14 straight retired by cubs pitchers after a 2B in the fifth inning.

    Not that I care but catcher Juan apodaca has helped Iowa with a 4-1 record when he starts. Or 5-1 now after tonight I believe. He was an ex red sox farmhand if that matters.

  • paulcatanese

    Isn’t Kinzer also Aram’s Agent? No doubt he dosen’t want to talk with the Cubs.

    • Ripsnorter1

      Yes.

      • cmschube

        Interesting.Makes me wonder how that will affect how Kinzer, will talk with the Cubs about Castro. Clearly, he couldn’t have been happy that the Cubs passed on Aramis (having to go find him a new job). I would hope that an agent would operate dispassionately from client to client, team to team. Still makes me wonder.

        • John_CC

           Come on, guys.  These agents represents a lot of different players and have or have had professional relationships with nearly every GM in the business.

          The Cubs letting Aramis walk was nothing personal and Kinser understands that. Hell, he got 3 more years for himself and his client as a result, which is better than he would have got from the Cubs.

          • cmschube

             Good point.. I guess look at Boras, he definitely doesn’t discriminate.. He’s out to screw everyone!!  :D

            You’re probably right though, John.

        • Ripsnorter1

          Agents are people, and like all people, susceptible to pride, greed, jealousy and resentment.  I do not expect dispassionate operations from anybody, and certainly not from agents for millionaires. 

  • paulcatanese

    Waiting could very well backfire for Castro, he has set up some numbers with the bat, and given himself a hard act to follow, Baseball is a funny game, the way the ball bounces does not discriminate in it’s folly.
    Again , Castro has not improved  very much with the glove and that ay come back to bite him. Then again if he hits they will find a spot for him.
    He looks like a world beater in a lineup that dosent challenge him for hits, with the exception of LaHair’s power.
    I think Castro has to improve his power numbers before he starts asking for the moon.

    • Ripsnorter1

      I don’t think anything will stop any agent from asking for all 9 moons of Saturn.