Tag: Luis Castillo

Mets Release Luis Castillo

An article by posted on March 18, 2011 0 Comments

METS PRESS RELEASE METS RELEASE LUIS CASTILLO FLUSHING, N.Y., March 18, 2011 – The New York Mets today announced that they have released 35-year-old second baseman Luis Castillo. The 5-11, 191-pound switch-hitter had one year left on his contract. “This was baseball decision,” said Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson. “I met with Terry (Collins) and […]

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True or False – Are The Mets Still Indecisive?

An article by posted on March 15, 2011 0 Comments

David Lennon of Newsday believes that not much has changed with the way the Mets are doing things even with a front office overhaul and new manager at the reins. “Been away for a few days, but it could have been a few years because nothing changes with the Mets. Even with an overhaul of […]

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Burkhardt: If Opening Day Was Tomorrow, Castillo Would Be Starter

An article by posted on February 28, 2011 0 Comments
Burkhardt: If Opening Day Was Tomorrow, Castillo Would Be Starter

Would this send you in a tizzy if it really happened? I don’t know how close this is to actually being a reality, but it would shock me if it happened. The word on Brad Emaus when we drafted him was that he was a poor defensive second baseman, and nobody has said one glowing […]

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The Battle for Second Base

An article by posted on February 18, 2011 0 Comments

The Contenders: Luis Castillo- .235/.337/.267, 0 HR, 17 RBI, 6.7 UZR/150, 0. 6 WAR, $6 million, 35 years old Daniel Murphy- .266/.313/.427, 12 HR, 63 RBI, 1.0 WAR, $400K, 26 years old Brad Emaus- .290/.397/.476, 15 HR, 75 RBI (between AA and AAA), $400K, 25 years old The Underdog: Justin Turner- .316/.374/.487, 12 HR, 43 […]

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Spring Update: Ike and Homeruns, Beato, Ollie, Johan

An article by posted on February 18, 2011 0 Comments

It was a busy day at Port St. Lucie as more players arrived to camp including Johan Santana and Jose Reyes who both spoke to reporters and also appeared on WFAN. You can hear both clips over at the Real Dirty Mets Blog. Sandy Alderson told reporters that he hopes Johan Santana can rejoin the team by June or July, and […]

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Luis Castillo Will Not Be Cut To Make Room For Chris Young

An article by posted on January 19, 2011 0 Comments

Updated 9:10 PM Terry Collins confirmed today that the Mets have no intentions of cutting Luis Castillo or Oliver Perez and that both will get a chance to win spots on the roster no different than any other players in camp. Collins also added that Castillo could still very well win the everyday second base […]

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From Left Field: A Possible Solution To The Luis Castillo Dilemma

An article by posted on December 31, 2010 0 Comments

Despite the gripes of Mets fans, Luis Castillo will at the very least be in spring training this season vying for the starting second base job that he once possessed. He no longer has the range of his younger self and has also lost a step or two on the basepaths. But the one thing […]

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Tejada Not In Second Base Mix

An article by posted on December 16, 2010 0 Comments

Andy Martino of the Daily News gives more evidence that Ruben Tejada is not even considered in the mix for the second base battle this spring. He begins with comments from Terry Collins on the newest Met, at least for now, infielder Brad Emaus, the Rule 5 pickup from the Blue Jays. “Obviously, with J.P. […]

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Should The Mets Look Into Rickie Weeks?

An article by posted on November 16, 2010 0 Comments

Today Ken Rosenthal reported that the Brewers would listen to offers regarding several players, one of those players is Rickie Weeks.  Weeks has one year left on his contract.  In 2010 Rickie Weeks will be making $2.75 million dollars.  The Mets we know need someone at second base as it’s highly likely that Castillo won’t […]

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Did Alderson Talk Shop With Castillo, Beltran, Pagan and Reyes Over The Weekend?

An article by posted on November 15, 2010 0 Comments

Over the weekend, Sandy Alderson met with Luis Castillo in the Dominican Republic, and Carlos Beltran, Jose Reyes and Angel Pagan while in Puerto Rico. I would have loved to be a fly in the room when he got some alone time with these guys. I wonder what if any questions were broached? Was Luis […]

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