« Twitter Tweet: Beltran Gets A Cortisone Shot In Knee
This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: The ” Buh Bye Slappy !!” Edition 03-19-11 »
Mets, Mr. North Jersey, Real Dirty Mets Blog
by Mr North Jersey
Friday, March 18th – The GM of the Mets talks about today’s decision to cut second baseman Luis Castillo.
Audio courtesy of WFAN.com
3/18/2011-6:01pm at 6:01 pm (UTC -4)
They just released the guy that was arguably the best ST performer in the 2B competition. Because of this, i find it hard to believe Perez, who has clearly been outperformed by Byrdak and O’Conner and hasn’t had a productive MLB season since 2008 is going to get the job over someone like Byrdak who has been lights out this spring and was successful in the loogy role last season.
3/18/2011-6:29pm at 6:29 pm (UTC -4)
Sandy’s pretty much put HIS stamp on this team. I’m really interested to see how the draft goes as he shapes this team.
3/18/2011-10:58pm at 10:58 pm (UTC -4)
“We just thought due to all the things that he would have to face returning to New York, had he had a good 10 days, and then a bad day, the good 10 days would have been second place to the bad day,” Collins said. “We just thought maybe it was time to move on and try to make a change.”
Sounds like Collins didn’t want to have to watch Castillo deal with the drama he was going to receive by Mets fans had he come North to NY.
So did I miss anything today, heh heh heh – oh slappy, oops happy days!
Mainly signed on to post if anyone saw today Picard raised the amount he’s seeking from the Wilpons now to over 1 Billion Dollars. Now if he could just use a Dr. Evil voice when saying it. $1B Unreal.
3/18/2011-11:00pm at 11:00 pm (UTC -4)
Oh, also soreness in Pedro Feliciano’s left arm hasn’t pitched since 3-9 and has been shelved for awhile. Don’t know if that’s been on the radar screen. I just heard it on SNY.
3/18/2011-11:06pm at 11:06 pm (UTC -4)
I was not aware of that thanks for the info Haz.
3/18/2011-11:40pm at 11:40 pm (UTC -4)
interesting. Not out problem of course, but lots of people wondered if all the appearances would take a toll.
and man, so nice to be able to ignore any article with Castillo in the title, since now he is officially someone else’s problem!
3/19/2011-12:07am at 12:07 am (UTC -4)
That is interesting.
We might actually have a FO now that parts ways with a player maybe a year earlier rather than later? Novel, to say the least.
As much as we all appreciated what Feliciano did for the Mets for years, 4 MIL was just too much for a LOOGY. Then again, we might be paying 12 MIL for one this year….
3/19/2011-8:15am at 8:15 am (UTC -4)
As much as I hate the Yankees, I want to see him do well.
3/19/2011-12:17am at 12:17 am (UTC -4)
lets see, for everyone thinking the world will end if payroll ever dropped below 120mill, once they release ollie they will effectively be playing with ~ 115-120mill roster (even though 40+ might be on the dl!)
so even looking to stay at 120 or so, you have 30mill to spend to replace Beltran and resign Reyes (plus whatever else you want to bring in).
so lets see, 17 for reyes, and 13 for everything else (some SP?). Seems certainly reasonable.
Assuming, of course, they manage to fill RF and 2B this year with guys to move into 2012 with, at a low price!
and hell, if Santana does come back as anything passing for functional (maybe a #3?), that is like getting a “free” player for next year!
3/19/2011-8:24am at 8:24 am (UTC -4)
If Reyes plays like ’06-’08 Reyes, he’ll probably commend more than $17M (see Crawford). I would assume he’ll get at min 5/90, but more like 6-7/108-119M if he plays well. I’m not sure if Sandy bites on those numbers.
3/19/2011-8:29am at 8:29 am (UTC -4)
Don’t forget that Crawford got $20M per season (7/142) and Jeter got 17M per season. So Reyes will end up with a number between 17-20M.
3/19/2011-8:48am at 8:48 am (UTC -4)
17, 18, pretty much the same thing, at least for this exercise!
also why he should have been locked up early in the off season.
3/19/2011-9:51am at 9:51 am (UTC -4)
the 06-08 Reyes is still nowhere near as productive as Carl Crawford, so basing Jose’s future contract on Crawford’s is not very accurate.
Not only is Crawford the best defensive player at his position and has a perfect health record but he is also a #3 hitter, something Reyes was incapable of doing and history shows us that leadoff hitters get paid much less.
3/19/2011-10:08am at 10:08 am (UTC -4)
Jose’s numbers are pretty comparable to Crawford, comparing like years (ages).
and the defense issue swings to Jose too, since he plays a premium position, and crawford plays LF, where you send the players that can’t play anywhere else!
You are correct that up to age 30, crawford has been durable, but that of course does not guarantee that he will not have issues crop up as he moves into his early-mid 30s.
I don’t think Reyes will get as much as Crawford, but i also feel Crawford was way overpaid (years and annual).
so factoring in everything, Jose a notch below seems reasonable. 5/90, 6/105, something like that.
of course, all bets are off if 1 team decides to blow the bank on him. And it only takes one. Especially since the FA pool is thin agains. Pujols, Fielder and reyes seems to be the potential cream of the crop, right?
3/19/2011-10:37am at 10:37 am (UTC -4)
Crawford is the definition of consistency putting up almost identical numbers over the past 7-8 years. Reyes is much more of an unknown…
3/19/2011-11:21am at 11:21 am (UTC -4)
Jose pretty much put up the same #s from 2006-2009 (abbreviated). even last year, once he got back from missing ST, he was pretty much the same. So, considering he is just now hitting his prime years, I will assume that is about what you are going to get,if not better.
Actually, doing some number crunching, Jose is BETTER than crawford.
Jose has more years with MVP votes, 3 years of WAR higher than any Carl ever had, and better OPS+ (more consistent too, since crawford in 2008 only put up an 89). Heck, even there career OBP is almost identical, and Jose has the highest single year #.
pretty much, Crawford had a total career year (mostly power spikes) in 2010, which happened to be his contract year, but probably more notable, his age 28 season (he is almost exactly 2 years older than Jose).
3/19/2011-11:27am at 11:27 am (UTC -4)
5 out of the last 6 seasons Crawford has batted .300 or higher. Reyes has only done that once. Consistency is a big deal and while he is going to get in the 17-18 mil a year range he wont be breaking 20 mil…
3/19/2011-11:30am at 11:30 am (UTC -4)
BA isn’t the only number though. slugging, obp, etc. are all just as good from reyes.
Crawford never should have gotten 20 based on his numbers either, that is the problem!
3/19/2011-11:22am at 11:22 am (UTC -4)
oh, in terms of consistency, crawford’s 2009 was almost spot on his career numbers, with 2008 an outlier on the low side, and 2010 on the high side.
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
© 2013 Real Dirty Mets Blog.
Powered by WordPress and the Graphene Theme.