Luis Castillo for Pat Burrell? Says who? I don’t know who concocted this crazy rumor, but it’s about as nuts as the one that had us going after Milton Bradley. Actually, I’d rather have Bradley than Burrell, at least Bradley can field his position and he still has a potent bat. The only reason the Mets are trading Luis Castillo is not because of his offense (which is still pretty solid), but it’s because of his [...]
According to the New York Time’s Jack Curry via his Twitter, The Mets hope the first thing they accomplish in Indy is unloading Luis Castillo so they can sign Orlando Hudson to play 2B. Castillo, who just came off a solid season in which he batted .302 and posted a solid .387 OBP is officially on the outs. By this time next week he’ll be just a distant memory. After all the hoopla regarding the [...]
Update 12:20 PM MetsBlog is reporting that the deal is dead acording to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com. Too bad, it would have been a nice prelude to the rest of the hot stove season for the Mets. Original Post 11:40 PM Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune is reporting that the Cubs are continuing to explore ways to move outfielder Milton Bradley, and says that they are still working on a three team deal to get [...]
Deal with it Mets fans. They say where there’s smoke there’s fire, and right now there is an inferno raging where Luis Castillo is concerned. Debating whether Luis Castillo should stay or go has been a fun and interesting exercise for Mets fans lately, but the fact of the matter is we have no say in determining Castillo’s home field next season. Those who do have a say have made it perfectly clear by their [...]
I logged on today to find an article by a fellow blogger about how the Mets should focus on Brandon Phillips for 2010. I immediately slipped into a state of shock, which lead to an unconscious state, and now here I am. Following 2008, everybody was down on Luis Castillo. Castillo had his worst offensive season in his career in 2008 following the signing of a long-term deal in 2007. After his unbelievably bad 2008, [...]
With the Winter Meetings already underway, Mets GM Omar Minaya (or according to some, Jeff Wilpon in disguise) is faced with the daunting task of building a World Series contending team for 2010. Aside from the obvious needs of a left fielder and a top-of-the-rotation starting pitcher, Minaya has made it clear that the team will be looking to upgrade at second base. This past week there have already been rumblings about a potential deal [...]
Second base is a position where players have to be quick on their feet and need to have a quick mind. They have to be able to make the quick turn to complete the double play, and they need to be able to get the ball out quickly to start a double play. Some of the Mets great second baseman throughout their franchise history are Edgar Alfonzo, Jeff Kent, and Mets current second baseman Luis Castillo. The Mets have had several [...]
While we debate the pros and cons of whether or not Luis Castillo should be traded in the off season, let me add this for your consideration. I decided to see where Luis Castillo’s season ranks among the best all around seasons by a Mets second baseman. To begin, Edgardo Alfonso not only delivered the best season ever for a Mets second baseman in 2000, but I would even argue that he also put up [...]
Yesterday, Jon Heyman of SI.com wrote on his Twitter account, Mets might try to trade Luis Castillo this winter and take a look at Orlando Hudson. When have we heard this before? I was hoping to read a follow-up from him today before I weighed in, but haven’t come across anything as of yet. I will update this post later today if necessary. What I was curious in knowing was if he heard this through [...]
The Mets played one heck of a series against the Phillies this weekend, sweeping Philly and securing their lead atopthe NL East, pushing the Phillies back 16.5 games in the division. At this point, don’t be surprised if the Nats don’t pass the current 4th place team. Then their only hope would be to play spoiler. What a series for this Mets team, that is simply on fire. Who would have guessed at the start of the season, Johan Santana would [...]
So far this season, the Mets have lost a number of games in bizarre and improbable ways. From failing to touch third base at Dodger Stadium to dropping a potential game-ending pop-up at the new Yankee Stadium, Mets fans everywhere have been forced to revise their “I’ve never seen that before” lists. After Sunday’s stunning game-ending unassisted triple play, I’ve been thinking about new ways the Mets can lose ballgames. There is one thing worse [...]
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