In today’s NY Post, Joel Sherman writes how Luis Castillo does not want to leave the Mets, and has proclaimed that he will show up to Spring Training in shape, unlike last year.
Castillo will play this Winter in the Dominican League.
Castillo was so concerned that he was on the trading block, he had a meeting with Omar Minaya and Tony Bernazard in October. He ‘implored’ the Mets not to trade him, and took full responsibility for the poor shape he reported to camp in, as well as the poor season he endured. He has vowed to re-dedicate himself to the sport he loves, and re-dedicate himself to the Mets. He wants to succeed in NY.
According to Sherman’s article, "He wanted to let the front office know that he was disappointed in how the year went, and promise to do everything he could to get in shape and be the kind of player he had been for 10 years," Minaya said.
Aside from the poor shape Castillo reported to camp with, Omar and Bernazard informed Castillo they want him to have a better attitude this coming year.
According to Ray Ramirez, the Mets head trainer, Castillo has dropped weight and body fat, leading to Minaya to say, "[So far] his weight, body fat and in all things you would want to see, Mr. Castillo is doing well."
To continue to drink from this tainted Kool-Aid, read Joel Sherman - NY Post