Will Poor Control Keep Former Cub Farmhand Out of Jail?

Former Peoria Chiefs pitcher Julio Castillo pleaded not guily to two charges of felonious assault Wednesday morning in an Ohio courtroom. Castillo was part of that huge on-field brawl between the Chiefs and the Dayton Dragons this past July 24th, at one point firing a ball toward the Dayton dugout, only to have it sail over his target and hit a fan in the head. Castillo's apparent defense is that he never intended to hit the fan, who got a free concussion just for attending the game. Castillo faces up to 16 years in prison and a $30,000 fine if convicted.

Disgusting and idiotic...but feel free to enjoy it all over again.

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#30, Alberto Carbera? was all about trying to land some blind-side punches there. Hope he got fined too.

The Chiefs had one guy named Jon Mueller and another named John Muller pitching for them last season - pretty weird.

"Castillo's apparent defense is that he never intended to hit the fan"

Sorry, Charlie. Castillo, in fact, did intend to hit a player on the other team with the ball. So the intention to harm someone was there. The fact that his execution was faulty does not absolve him in any way. It's called transferred intent -- the element of intent is said to be transferred from the intended target to the party who was actually hit. If he had fired gun at the other player but missed and killed a bystander, he could still be charged with murder (presuming the other elements of the crime were satisfied).

He better look for another defense. Maybe he'll claim the other player motioned for him to throw the ball to him....

Is that why he was charged with two counts? The intended target (Dragons player) and the unintended one (the fan)? I couldn't find any clarification of the charges to confirm that, but that was my guess.

Is that why he was charged with two counts?

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I can't comment on that specifically, having not seen the charges. Having said that, your theory sounds pretty good to me.

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  • Did the QO rules change?

    unless there's a TARDIS involved, I dont believe that's a possibility

    Rob G. 2 min 9 sec ago view
  • I didn't think you could offer a QO to a player who was traded during the season? For example, Lester was not offered a QO when the Cubs signed him.

    Rob Richardson 3 min 34 sec ago view
  • I think the assumption is that make him a Qualify Offer and he signs elsewhere next year.

    billybucks 6 min 37 sec ago view
  • cubs QO, chapman declines, cubs get a draft pick, brewers sign him for 6/90m, brewers win world series in a sweep as chapman strikes out g.torres in game 4 vs the yanks.

    crunch 7 min 8 sec ago view
  • Sorry, how are the Cubs getting a pick out of this?

    Rob G. 24 min 7 sec ago view
  • Besides what he adds to the Cubs bullpen, getting Aroldis Chapman means the Giants and Nationals (and Indians) can't get him, and that could be important come the post-season. 

    When the opponent knows Chapman is out there ready to pitch in the 9th, it can cause the other team to alter their strategy and play things differently than they otherwise might prefer to play things in the 6th, 7th, and 8th innings. 

    Arizona Phil 25 min 57 sec ago view
  • thats a lot for 2-3 months....beyond Torres it's a lot of organizational depth, but hate to use your best prospect for a rental.

    Rob G. 28 min 12 sec ago view
  • chap's a FA after this season. 2-3 months of chapman and a sandwich pick after the 1st round (stay healthy chap) seems to be the "worst" outcome, but damn they're giving up a hell of a piece in torres.

    i don't care that torres is blocked...i just think something more valuable/controlled can come from trading away a guy like him.

    crunch 40 min 52 sec ago view
  • "According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, the Cubs will not have a contract extension in place with Aroldis Chapman when their trade for the closer becomes official."

    hmmm.

    crunch 48 min 3 sec ago view
  • Per Patrick Mooney, it's SS Gleyber Torres, RHP Adam Warren, RF Billy McKinney, and CF Rashad Crawford for Aroldis Chapman 

    Arizona Phil 1 hour 19 sec ago view
  • That is a hell of a lot if they don't get an extention done. I'm assuming Chapman is going to be the closer with Rondon in the 8th and Strop in the 7th. That sounds great but Rondon #s aren't as good in non-save situations so we'll see how he responds to being the setup man.

    johann 1 hour 24 min ago view
  • I certainly hope he signed an extension. I would have been ok with this package for Miller, it is too much for 2 (well 3, hopefully) of Chapman. Of course, we win the World Series, I will retract this immediately.

    twcoffee 1 hour 25 min ago view
  • @JonHeyman: Yanks and Cubs have a deal. Torres, mckinney, Warren and likely 1 more to NYY.

    CTSteve 1 hour 38 min ago view
  • Rumor McKinney part of package

    jacos 1 hour 41 min ago view
  • I would rather have Ian Happ at second.

    Rob Richardson 2 hours 18 min ago view
  • that is a hell of a lot of talent to shift for a reliever who's gonna get paid top-scale "free agent" type money in 2017+ after a 1/2 year rental for the remainder of 2016.

    crunch 2 hours 30 min ago view