"It's a situation that's intriguing to Jorge," Canter said. "There's a definite connection here. A lot of the front office that was in Tampa is over in Florida now and they're fully aware of his abilities. He had a really strong finish to the season, so he'll get a lot of interest from several clubs, but this could end up working out."
In addition to Cantu, the Marlins were in talks with Dallas McPherson, the former super prospect who became a free agent when the Angels non-tendered him last month.
Cantu is at the very least more promising than Castillo given that he has at least done something in his baseball career.
McPherson is a bit more iffy. He was a top prospect earlier in his career but missed all of last season after undergoing back surgery to remove a herniated disc in his lower back. The Angels eventually non-tendered him during the offseason.
I would welcome any competition between either of the two with Castillo. Especially since I'm still extremely puzzled why the Marlins signed Castillo in the first place.
So much for that laying off Castillo in the future posts pledge I made a few days ago. As the character John Wayne plays in the movie Big Jake said "Times change".