Though he and others have suggested a good fit, today Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes that the Mets are not interested in Pirate utility man Jose Castillo. Castillo recently requested a trade.
When you think about it, why would they be interested? Castillo hasn’t done anything in the Majors outside of May 2006, and he may have a bit of an attitude problem. Damion Easley, on the other hand, has five homers in 56 ABs. True, he won’t slug .571 all year, but he’s every bit as good as Castillo and he’s already on the team. The Mets don’t need a second baseman. They have the best offense in the National League. I’m not sure the Mets need much of anything.