Castillo Unhappy With Mets

Mets second baseman Luis Castillo is unhappy with his relegation to the bench in New York and believes that he will be elsewhere in 2011, writes Dan Martin of the New York Post.

"I can't be here anymore," the second baseman said prior to last night's game against the Phillies at Citi Field. "I know I'm not going to be here next year."

While GM Omar Minaya declined to comment on Castillo's desire to be moved, a team source said that he has not asked the club for a trade.  However, the Mets are aware of his desire to play every day.  The veteran was taken out of the starting lineup in favor of rookie infielder Ruben Tejada.

Castillo, 34, is set to earn $6MM in 2011, the final year of his contract.  The three-time All-Star has struggled this season, hitting .241/.335/.281 in just 62 games.


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41 Comments on "Castillo Unhappy With Mets"


YaGottaBelieve11
5 years 20 days ago

So the feeling is mutual, that’s good. Now mutually break things off.

5 years 20 days ago

100% agreed. This is a great thing.

Just_MLB
5 years 19 days ago

if u can convince the wilpons to eat a contract, u can sell my house

cweradio
5 years 20 days ago

Considering his (lack of) offense and durability and range .. and his (anti) team speech there .. who would want him now?

Prince_Fielders_Donuts
5 years 20 days ago

Sure its not luis castillio?

5 years 20 days ago

He’s probably unhappy to be called Jose when his name’s Luis, too.

808808
5 years 20 days ago

Bye bye Luis. Take your “pony league” swing elsewhere

Dave_Gershman
5 years 20 days ago

I think it’s time 3/4 of the Mets find greener pastures.

Infield Fly
5 years 20 days ago

Mets second baseman Luis Castillo is unhappy with his relegation to the bench in New York and believes that he will be elsewhere in 2011

That is absolutely correct! Castillo will NOT be on the bench in NY next year. He will be on a bench somewhere else!

Dave_Gershman
5 years 20 days ago

That’s the best case scenario for Luis.

YaGottaBelieve11
5 years 20 days ago

Your right he won’t be on the bench! I think We all know in our heart of hearts he will be starting at second base for the mets next season.

Joe L
5 years 20 days ago

No problem, buddy. We let you leave, and you give us that $6MM back that we gave you for next year. A win for both sides..

5 years 20 days ago

I really hope he’s elsewhere next year. Maybe then, we’ll have a 2nd baseman who can actually hit a HR.

philsWSchamps
5 years 20 days ago

DAMN!

bjsguess
5 years 20 days ago

It’s simple Luis.

1. Ask to void your contract. I’m sure the Mets would be willing to work with you on that.
2. Become a FA and sign a new contract. It will only be for a fraction of your old contract but it will be set according to current market conditions. You will also be able to find a team that is willing (hypothetically) to meet your demands to play daily.

I get so pissed at these players (Lowell, GMJ, Castillo) who sign contracts, underperform, complain about not playing, and demand that the team trades them. If you really just want to play then void your contract. The team will be accommodating in these situations. But no, you want to get vastly overpaid AND dictate to the team about how you should be utilized.

SadMetFan
5 years 20 days ago

I laughed the second I read the title.

LioneeR
5 years 20 days ago

Well that really hurts the Mets this offseason. Before his comments they could have at least acted like they were alright having him as their 2B next season. Now they have lost any kind of leverage.

5 years 20 days ago

Luis Dude, go ahead demand a trade, it’s not like the Mets have not been trying to trade you for TWO YEARS! good luck with that dude

northstar7
5 years 20 days ago

It’s times like these that make me appreciate the Twins approach to managing their ball club. I’d much rather have Butera backing up Mauer at $400K then paying Castillo $6.25M. The trade wasn’t popular at the time and may have been the nail in the coffin for Johan leaving but paying a decrepit slap hitter $6M per is crazy.

twins33
5 years 19 days ago

I was kind of thinking the same thing. I think a lot of people were mad-teammates & fans. I thought we got crap for him.

It really did seem to work out for us. We needed a backup this year with Ramos not technically ready and Morales injured. Butera has come in and done very well with the pitchers. That’s all that should be asked of a backup. Dustin Martin isn’t doing too bad in the minors either.

This looked really bad at the time, though I always believed Castillo was given too much money by the Mets. He’s only had one good year since he’s been gone. I definitely don’t miss him anymore.

YanksFanSince78
5 years 20 days ago

Saturday News Flash: Castillo Unhappy with Mets

Sunday News Flash: Mets Are Extremely Unhappy with Castillo.

Monday News Flas: Castillo Will Gladly Accept Whatever Money Owed and WIll Shut His Mouth.

Guest
5 years 20 days ago

Yeah, we’re not happy with you either. Breaking up my sweet DPs man.

Lloydxmas
5 years 20 days ago

Mets are stuck with Castillo. Just like they are stuck with Perez. Can someone please tell me why a lot of fans are raving about Tejada at 2nd base. I know he is very young but I just dont see it yet. Maybe Im missing something.

5 years 20 days ago

Tejada’s defense is way, way, way, way better than Castillos.

It isn’t Castillo’s fault, but the guy has absolutely no range anymore.

SadMetFan
5 years 20 days ago

Tejada can field but he can’t really hit, but at least he’s a rookie hitting like crap and making the league minimum. Castillo is unproductive in every conceivable area a player could be, and now he’s showing that he’s a baby. I don’t hate Luis, but he’s awful, really awful, really really awful. At least Perez could throw batting practice, it would surely help the teams plate discipline, and would be the only way he could help the team.

The_Silver_Stacker
5 years 20 days ago

no i agree with you, i think tejada is a carrer minor leaguer

johnsilver
5 years 20 days ago

Too bad Boston already released Lugo last year, they could have swapped discards.

icedrake523
5 years 20 days ago

Why is it that Castillo and Francoeur think they’re good enough to be everyday, starting players? Have they seen their statistics? Has Francoeur seen the numerous at-bats where he swings at pitches at his ankles or eyebrows? Has Castillo seen his countless at-bats where he softly grounds out (which is all he does when he doesn’t get a single, walk, or strikeout)?

jimboslice9
5 years 18 days ago

I can understand where Francoeur is coming from, but not Castillo. Francoeur has been a starter his whole life, he never was a bench player in HS-Mets, and he was always the first string QB in HS as well, and so he doesn’t like sitting because he doesn’t feel it’s something he does.Again, I understand where he’s coming from, but it doesn’t mean I agree with it.