Monday, November 19, 2007

Castillo Resigned; Will Ruben get a chance?

The New York Mets announced today that they have re-signed free agent infielder Luis Castillo to a four-year contract worth 25 million. Castillo is career .294 hitter but played well for the Mets and Twins last season as he hit .301 with 91 runs scored, 19 doubles, five triples, one home run, 38 RBI, 19 stolen bases, 53 walks and 45 stolen bases in 135 games last year between the Twins and Mets. He also brings great defense as everyone already knows.

In some ways I am dissapointed. I would have liked Daivd Eckstein to come to New York with his tenacious additude. This deal is pretty fair, the only thing is 2 or 3 years from now how good will Castillo be especially with his health. I also would have liked to see the Mets give Ruben Gotay a chance to start after not being given the chance last season. The Mets have a few decent second baseman in the minors with Anderson Hernadez, Emmanuel Garcia, Jason Alfaro (if he even counts) and Hector Pellot. I get the sense that the New York Mets Management does not trust the young guys whether it was Lastings Millidge, Carlos Gomez, or Ruben Gotay by making up exscues like saying their not ready yet or finding/keeping a veteran in that position if that players stats are poor.

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