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Jan 11, 2017
Rotoworld
Robert Murray of FanRag Sports reports that the A's are nearing a two-year contract agreement with Santiago Casilla.
Athletics Nation Jan 16, 2017
The Weekly Bernie, 1/16/17: Oakland A’s add veterans Trevor Plouffe and Santiago Casilla in busy week

The Weekly Bernie, 1/16/17: Oakland A’s add veterans Trevor Plouffe and Santiago Casilla in busy week

The A’s continued to target discount free agents this past week, while the biggest bat on the market might be closing in on a new deal with his old team. Welcome back to The Weekly Bernie! It’s the best dance in the game, so let’s get rolling once more! The A’s struck twice in free agency this past week, signing third baseman Trevor Plouffe and reliever Santiago Casilla. Plouffe’s contract is a one year deal worth about $5 million, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. The signing will likely push young stud Ryon Healy from third base to first base and designated hitter....
Athletics Nation Jan 13, 2017
Who should the Oakland A’s DFA for Trevor Plouffe and Santiago Casilla?

Who should the Oakland A’s DFA for Trevor Plouffe and Santiago Casilla?

The Oakland A’s signed two new players this week, 3B Trevor Plouffe and RHP Santiago Casilla. Before those additions can become official, though, space must be made on the 40-man roster. That means two current players have to be removed, so, unless there is a specific follow-up trade in the works, two guys will be designated for assignment. Here is the 40-man roster as it stands entering Friday: Pitchers Hitters Starters Sonny Gray (R) Sean Manaea (L) Kendall Graveman (R) Andrew Triggs (R) Jharel Cotton (R) Daniel Mengden (R) Raul Alcantara (R) Jesse Hahn...
Athletics Nation Jan 13, 2017
Updating the Oakland A’s lineup with Trevor Plouffe

Updating the Oakland A’s lineup with Trevor Plouffe

The Oakland A’s are suddenly making moves at a rapid pace. After adding just one MLB player in the first two months of the offseason (Matt Joyce), they have now added three more in the last two weeks: OF Rajai Davis, 3B Trevor Plouffe, and RHP Santiago Casilla. We already talked about Rajai taking the leadoff spot, but let’s see how Plouffe fits into the lineup. Plouffe is likely to get the bulk of time at 3B, with Ryon Healy at DH and 1B (with Alonso).— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) January 11, 2017 That tells us a lot about the defensive positioning, which is half the story....
McCovey Chronicles Jan 12, 2017
Appreciating Santiago Casilla, Good Giant

Appreciating Santiago Casilla, Good Giant

An article that is not heavy on the 2016 season Santiago Casilla signed with the A’s yesterday, which is bad news for Giants fans who enjoy a good blown save, finely aged, with just a hint of sulfur. Here’s an unfair joke about him: “The one thing I know is he's strong enough to be a whipping boy,” said Brian Sabean. “I don't revel in his demise. It's time for everybody to do a gut check.” That’s a quote about Armando Benitez! Very mean. Santiago Casilla had a great career and doesn’t deserve that, but on the other hand, it was so, so easy. You see my dilemma. Back in April,...
SportsNet New York Jan 12, 2017

Santiago Casilla signs with A's, but Sergio Romo is still available

The A's and free-agent reliever Santiago Casilla have agreed on a two-year, $11 million deal, but Sergio Romo is still available and should be on Sandy Alderson's radar.
Athletics Nation Jan 11, 2017
MLB trade rumors: Oakland A’s sign free agent reliever Santiago Casilla

MLB trade rumors: Oakland A’s sign free agent reliever Santiago Casilla

The Oakland A’s have signed relief pitcher Santiago Casilla to a two-year, $11 million contract, according to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com. There are also $3 million in possible incentives. The rumor was first reported by Robert Murray of FanRag Sports It’s not a surprise to see the A’s adding a reliever. As recently as a week ago, they were reportedly in the market for bullpen help. Their current group includes: Madson, Doolittle, Dull, Hendriks, and Axford (among others who have less experience and more minor league options). Casilla spent his first six MLB seasons with the A’s,...

Former Giants closer Casilla nearing deal with A’s

Reliever Santiago Casilla helped the Giants go far during his seven seasons in San Francisco, three of which ended in World Series championships. Casilla’s addition also would give the A’s the flexibility to deal another experienced eliever such as Madson, Sean Doolittle or John Axford, between now and the July 31 trade deadline.
KFFL Jan 11, 2017

Athletics | Santiago Casilla joins Oakland

Free-agent RP Santiago Casilla (Giants) agreed to a two-year deal with the Oakland Athletics on ...
CSN Bay Area Jan 11, 2017

Report: Santiago Casilla close to returning to A's on two-year deal

Santiago Casilla is coming home. The reliever, who spent the last seven years with the Giants, has reportedly agreed to a deal with the A's, his first team.
Around the Foghorn Jan 11, 2017

San Francisco Giants: Santiago Casilla Nearing Deal with Oakland, Sources Say

Last season signaled the end of the Core Four of the San Francisco Giants bullpen. Santiago Casilla‘s struggles last season were the poster child for the end of the Core Four. Now he is likely the first to move on. It was a relationship that we knew couldn’t truly last forever. The San Francisco Giants […] San Francisco Giants: Santiago Casilla Nearing Deal with Oakland, Sources Say - Around the Foghorn - Around the Foghorn - A San Francisco Giants Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rotoworld Jan 11, 2017

Report: A's closing in on deal with Casilla - Santiago Casilla (R) San Francisco Giants

Robert Murray of FanRag Sports reports that the A's are nearing a two-year contract agreement with Santiago Casilla.
Sacramento Bee Jan 11, 2017

A's close in on deal to add Santiago Casilla to the bullpen

The A's have reached an agreement on a two-year deal that would bring longtime Giants reliever Santiago Casilla back into the Oakland bullpen. Casilla, who rose from setup man in …
SportsNet New York Jan 6, 2017

Mets need to sign Romo or Casilla

The Mets need to eventually sign RHP Santiago Casilla or RHP Sergio Romo, both of whom have the best high-leverage results out the remaining crop of free-agent relief pitchers.

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