Former Reds ‘outfielder Nick Castellanos explains what’s happening with the Reds’ front office

Former Reds’ outfielder Nick Castellanos has been a fan favorite since he became a Redleg in 2020. After spending two seasons in Cincinnati, Castellanos opted for a free agency and signed to the Philadelphia Phillies agreed to a $ 100 million, five-year contract. When the Reds ‘fans heard the news of this offseason move, along with Sonny Gray, Eugenio Suárez and Jesse Winker, some of them started calling for the Reds’ owner Bob Castellini to sell the team. Since then, things have not been looking up for the Cincinnati baseball team. During Reds Opening Day, President and COO of the team Phil Castellini responded to some of the comments he made earlier to fans who have had criticisms of moves made during this past offseason. “The answer is, ‘Are you going to abandon being a Reds fan? Are you going to abandon following this team? ‘ We haven’t abandoned it. We haven’t abandoned investing in the team and this community, “Castellini said in an interview Tuesday at the ballpark. “The point is, how about everybody just settle down and celebrate and cheer for the team. You can hate on us all you want we’re not going anywhere we haven’t abandoned our commitment to winning and investing in this franchise and in this community so the point is, stay tuned and be a fan, celebrate these guys, and look at what they did in Atlanta and come out and celebrate what they did here today. “Castellini has since apologized for his comments made toward fans, however, Since those comments have been made, the Reds’ have endured a nine-game losing streak. Castellanos has been open about the Reds ownership before and stated this in an ESPN article on fixing tanking in the MLB. “What sucks is in a great city like Cincinnati where the fan base is impeccable, it’s suffocating because of the ownership. not saying they are bad people. The system is bad, “Castellanos stated. Although Castellanos was a fan favorite, the Reds never even gave him a call during the offseason. At least that’s what Nick told Chris Rose on Friday morning during The Chris Rose Rotation. Chris Rose asked Castellanos if it was tough to see what the Reds were doing now that he’s an ‘outsider’ and he responded with “well no, it’s not because I didn’t even get a phone call. “Castellanos stated that when he opted out, the Reds had never called him and he was disappointed about it. “So the thing was, I went in with a blank slate. I’m taking all this information in. I don’t want to have a preconceived notion of what it should be. Right? I kind of learned that lesson from my first free agency. This was my second. So once that happened and you kind of see the moves that they made… .. they’re cutting payroll, ya know? You started to see that immediately after the 2020 season. And they’re not doing that because they believe in prospects more than the other, it’s because really good guys like Nick Krall are given a certain budget and they’re only able to work with what their budget allows them to do? ” Castellanos said. Rose proceeded to ask if Castellanos would’ve appreciated a call from somebody in the front office and said “we love what you’ve done in the last two years, but we’re not going to be able to afford you.”? “Uh, sure. But I guess, how do you know what you can afford unless you make an offer? And the reason why gestures like that are important is because we as baseball players, we’re out there playing with emotion,” Castellanos said. “I cared about the Reds, I cared about the city of Cincinnati, I cared about the fans that went there every day. Just in return, you want to make sure you are cared for as well. But that’s when the business portion really like loses – players can’t rationalize that because we didn’t get here by looking at the game as a business, we got here looking at the game as our life. “Rose stated that he felt bad for the fans of Cincinnati and Castellanos agreed . With fans unhappy with the teams decisions, even players are asking for fan support because it’s needed during game time. The Cincinnati Reds, who wear a 2-11 record will face off against the St. Louis Cardinals at Great American Ball Park on Friday at 6:40 pm with rookie pitcher Hunter Greene on the mound.

Former Reds’ outfielder Nick Castellanos has been a fan favorite since he became a Redleg in 2020.

After spending two seasons in Cincinnati, Castellanos opted for a free agency and signed to the Philadelphia Phillies agreed to a $ 100 million, five-year contract.

When the Reds ‘fans heard the news of this offseason move, along with Sonny Gray, Eugenio Suárez and Jesse Winker, some of them started calling for the Reds’ owner Bob Castellini to sell the team.

Since then, things have not been looking up for the Cincinnati baseball team.

During Reds Opening Day, President and COO of the team Phil Castellini responded to some of the comments he made earlier to fans who have had criticisms of moves made during this past offseason.

“The answer is, ‘Are you going to abandon being a Reds fan? Are you going to abandon following this team?’ We haven’t abandoned it. We haven’t abandoned investing in the team and this community, “Castellini said in an interview Tuesday at the ballpark.

“The point is, how about everybody just settle down and celebrate and cheer for the team. You can hate on us all you want we’re not going anywhere we haven’t abandoned our commitment to winning and investing in this franchise and in this community so the point is, stay tuned and be a fan, celebrate these guys, and look at what they did in Atlanta and come out and celebrate what they did here today. “

Castellini has since apologized for his comments made toward fans, however, since those comments have been made, the Reds’ have endured a nine-game losing streak.

Castellanos has been open about the Reds ownership before and stated this in an ESPN article on fixing tanking in the MLB.

“What sucks is in a great city like Cincinnati where the fan base is impeccable, it’s suffocating because of the ownership. I’m not saying they are bad people. The system is bad,” Castellanos stated.

Although Castellanos was a fan favorite, the Reds never even gave him a call during the offseason. At least that’s what Nick told Chris Rose on Friday morning during The Chris Rose Rotation.

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Chris Rose asked Castellanos if it was tough to see what the Reds were doing now that he’s an ‘outsider’ and he responded with “well no, it’s not because I didn’t even get a phone call.”

Castellanos stated that when he opted out, the Reds had never called him and he was disappointed about it.

“So the thing was, I went in with a blank slate. I’m taking all this information in. I don’t want to have a preconceived notion of what it should be. Right? I kind of learned that lesson from my first free agency. This was my second. So once that happened and you kind of see the moves that they made… .. they’re cutting payroll, ya know? You started to see that immediately after the 2020 season. And they’re not doing that because they believe in prospects more than the other, it’s because really good guys like Nick Krall are given a certain budget and they’re only able to work with what their budget allows them to do? ” Castellanos said.

Rose proceeded to ask if Castellanos would’ve appreciated a call from somebody in the front office and said “we love what you’ve done in the last two years, but we’re not going to be able to afford you.”?

“Uh, sure. But I guess, how do you know what you can afford unless you make an offer? And the reason why gestures like that are important is because we as baseball players, we’re out there playing with emotion,” Castellanos said.

“I cared about the Reds, I cared about the city of Cincinnati, I cared about the fans that went there every day. Just in return, you want to make sure you are cared for as well. But that’s when the business portion really like loses – players can’t rationalize that because we didn’t get here by looking at the game as a business, we got here looking at the game as our life. “

Rose stated that he felt bad for the fans of Cincinnati and Castellanos agreed.

With fans unhappy with the teams decisions, even players are asking for fan support because it’s needed during game time.

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The Cincinnati Reds, who wear a 2-11 record will face off against the St. Louis Cardinals at Great American Ball Park on Friday at 6:40 pm with rookie pitcher Hunter Greene on the mound.

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