Friday, May 21, 2010
Mets Shopping Castillo?
According to Fox Sports, the Mets are shopping beleaguered 2B Luis Castillo. This time, there might be an interested team...the Colorado Rockies.
The Rockies have been disappointed with back-up 2B Melvin Mora. If the Mets send Castillo to Colorado, they more than likely would have to pick up a big chunk of his remaining salary, which is $12M covering 2010 and 2011.
If the Mets do move Castillo, the report states that Daniel Murphy might be the player chosen to play second. Murphy has not played much at 2B, and what he has played, hasn't been anything to write home about.
Murphy is believed to be more of a utility player. Does that mean there would be a platoon of Cora and Murphy? Both are left handed hitters. Could it open the way for a youngster such as Wilmer Flores? He is only 19, and not yet ready.
Castillo has actually been pretty good this year, other than his abysmal .640 OPS, which is 13th lowest in the league. Castillo has been professional. I have never 'liked' the guy, but he does come to play, and although his range has decreased over the years, he plays a pretty solid 2B.
More rumors to lead into one of the two weekends I hate most...the Subway Series. Can't wait to hear the morons on ESPN Sunday night have yet another useless tid-bit of information to toss out to viewers.