Pitchers and catchers are arriving in Port St. Lucie, workouts will be starting shortly and soon exhibition games will be played in Florida. The Mets will be trying to erase the 2009 season and focus on winning in 2010. There a lot of question marks coming into the 2010 season for the Mets such as their rotation after Johan Santana, Daniel Murphy’s ability to be a productive 1st baseman both offensively and defensively, Luis Castillo […]
For the last 2 off seasons Met fans have been debating furiously with each other on whether or not the Mets should sign Orlando Hudson. I believe the pro Hudson fans last season wanted him for the simple fact that Hudson is not Luis Castillo. Whatever other skills Hudson possessed did not matter to Met fans who wanted to run Luis Castillo out of town after his horrible 2008 season which saw him become a […]
It’s hard to believe that a player could hit .302, with an OBP of .387, and still be so unwanted. But when you break down the numbers, you see why Luis Castillo is such a poor fit for the 2010 Mets. Of course his defense is weak. But I see his offense as an equally big problem, despite his high average and OBP. Castillo had 147 hits last year of which 12 were doubles, 3 […]
Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that according to one of his sources, the Mets and Red Sox are considering a swap of Mike Lowell and Luis Castillo, but that it’s not known how far along the discussion has gone. Mike Lowell is in the final year of a contract that will pay him $12 million next season, while Castillo is owed the same amount, but over two seasons, not one. I like Lowell who batted […]
ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark is reporting [hat tip to MLB Trade Rumors] that at the winter meetings earlier this month, the New York Mets were involved in a four team trade proposal with The Tampa Bay Rays, Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Angels. Had the deal of went through here is how things would have panned out: New York Mets Trade: Luis Castillo Tampa Bay Rays Trade: Pat Burrell Chicago Cubs Trade: Milton Bradley Los Angeles […]
Add Juan Pierre to the list of players, who won’t be making their way to the Mets next season. SI’s Jon Heyman is reporting that the Dodgers have traded the speedy outfielder to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for two minor league pitchers. The Dodgers will reportedly pick up $10 million of the remaining $18.5 million remaining on Pierre’s contract. Last year, Pierre was great during his time in Los Angeles filling in for […]
According to John Harper of the Daily News, the Angels may be willing to trade outfielder Gary Matthews Jr. to the Mets for second baseman Luis Castillo. Matthews is still owed close to $22.5 million over the next two seasons. Last night, I spoke to someone with knowledge of the situation, who told me that the Angels would be willing to eat a good chunk of that contract if they could find a taker. The Angels would like […]
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 […]
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