Mets Rumors: Castillo, Perez, Reyes, Backman

The 63-63 Mets don't seem to be in contention, but GM Omar Minaya told John Harper of the New York Daily News that his team is "still in the hunt." Regardless of what Minaya says, some of his players are already looking ahead to 2011. Here are the details on two of the team's potential trade candidates, a star who wants to stay, and an insight into the Mets' managerial hunt:

Mark Polishuk also contributed to this post.


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48 Comments on "Mets Rumors: Castillo, Perez, Reyes, Backman"


Bernaldo
5 years 8 days ago

Candidates for trade? I suppose . . . but why would the Mets want to bring either one of these guys back next year and why would any team want them? I have to believe that both are more likely to be released than traded.

Slopeboy
5 years 8 days ago

What you say makes absolute sense. Unfortunately were talking about the Mets here. The only reason Castillo and Perez have not been traded is that no one wants them, especially at their salaries. The Mets could have found takers early on, but refused to eat any parts of the contracts. That is why they’re still on the team. The Mets refuse to cut them and have to pay the bulk of the contract while they play for some other team. Don’t be surprised if they are still on the team come spring training.

FPN
5 years 8 days ago

Nobody wants these guys and Perez is more likely to win a championship in AAA.

Ray R
5 years 8 days ago

Don’t you mean the IL?

Guest
5 years 8 days ago

don’t you mean he’ll never win a championship ever, even if he’s on the bench and never plays for the Yankees, who somehow managed to make it into the little league world series?

redsandyanksfan
5 years 8 days ago

Please your giving Ollie to much credit , the kids in the little league series would tear up Ollie for 7 or so runs in the first inning 😉

East Coast Bias
5 years 8 days ago

What the hell is Ollie smoking?! If he’s so concerned with the fans, it doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out the fans want him GONE, and never wanted to sign him to this contract in the first place. And really? Does he honestly believe he can contribute to a championship team…positively? C’mon dude, get a clue.

5 years 8 days ago

Cut bait and sever all ties…

Ricky
5 years 8 days ago

Absolutely

moonraker45
5 years 8 days ago

This is a misquote. Minaya didn’t say the ‘team is still in the hunt’ he said ‘the team is stuck in a rut’

Infield Fly
5 years 8 days ago

Omar said …his team is “still in the hunt”…

Well of course they are. In the hunt for a new GM, a new manager…

start_wearing_purple
5 years 8 days ago

In the hunt for a better draft pick?

cweradio
5 years 8 days ago

He is toting the company line because he knows all he does it collect a paycheck and has to do nothing – of coarse he wants to be with them, free money

5 years 8 days ago

I hope the Red Sox claim Beltran.

As for Ollie & Luis Castillo, I give up.

start_wearing_purple
5 years 8 days ago

Because we don’t have enough injured outfielders?

Zack23
5 years 8 days ago

You need to replace Mike Lowel’s $12m hip with Beltran’s $18m knee

Six_Eight
5 years 8 days ago

I hope the Mets decide to sell this winter because I would love for the Orioles to get a shot at trading for Reyes.

Crawford in NY might not be a bad thing to watch, how they make that work with their current roster I don’t know. F-Mart in the mix at some point. They still need another starting pitcher. I’d rather go after Lee and give him 4 years but they may settle for Lilly at 3.

Mets are on the bubble of having a protected 1st round pick in 2011’s draft, which is supposed to be a deep one. Their financial situation is also sticky. It should be interesting for them. Half measures are not going to be enough, its either buy or sell in 2011.

redsandyanksfan
5 years 8 days ago

If the Mets sell I would possibly give the Mets half of our farm system for the reds. We need a future shortstop desperately cause we having nothing in the wings unless you count Janish, Frazier and Valikia is 2nd basemen. Jose could fill out our leadoff role that we need so Dusty will stop freakin batting Phillips there. Now i would love if that happened

Zack23
5 years 8 days ago

.323 OBP fills your leadoff role?

vtadave
5 years 8 days ago

That number is a bit too high for Dusty, as Reyes clogs the bases more than 30% of the time.

Slopeboy
5 years 8 days ago

Mets won’t trade Reyes, he is what makes their mediocre offense go. Also keep in mind that next year is his walk year.Would the Orioles make a serious offer to the Mets, knowing that he would not come cheap. and then offer a big contract knowing that he could go elsewhere.

Ricky
5 years 8 days ago

Sell

SadMetFan
5 years 8 days ago

I hate Oliver Perez.

Ricky
5 years 8 days ago

I grew up and used to love the Mets but now I HATE them.When was the last time anything positive happened for us? Seriously, we are an embarassment to the city of NY.

So much for Cerrone’s “Reyes has been fantastic ” comment yesterday. As a fellow Latin I’m not even proud of him anymore he’s SOFTER THAN WET NEWSPAPER. As for Wright is a choker and only hits when we don’t need him.

Minaya and Manual have no sense of urgency.

Wilpons are worse than broke, they are heartless and don’t even care/love their fanbase/customers.

I am not going to game next year if Castillo and Oliver Perez are on the team.

Is anyone out there? Am I talking to myself?

It’s demoralizing

JohnLucarelli
5 years 8 days ago

Ollie shouldn’t even be allowed to speak.

icedrake523
5 years 8 days ago

So, Castillo is looking to be traded. To quote JP Riccardi, “who wants you?”

moonraker45
5 years 8 days ago

who’d he say that to? Adam Dunn?

icedrake523
5 years 8 days ago

He never actually said it to anyone. He said it when he was talking about Gregg Zaun who had said he wouldn’t care if he was traded.

BaseballFanatic0707
5 years 8 days ago

Derp my name is Oliver Perez and I think I can contribute to a championship derp.

Just_MLB
5 years 8 days ago

id be willing to bet Ollie read that straight from a teleprompter…Ollie for President !

Gumby65
5 years 8 days ago

Coffin nail?
Not a “glowing mark” for Omar’s resume’ when it comes to evaluating, if you can call your team “in the hunt” at the present time…

5 years 8 days ago

Wasn’t it Backman who made a huge public ass of himself a few years back in a way that led most to believe he would never get a big league managing gig?

Maybe someone with a longer memoory than mine can clear this up.

But then, if I’ve forgotten what it was, maybe potential employers can overlook it, too.

BaseballFanatic0707
5 years 8 days ago

The Mets need a manager, so between the two high profile guys, Bobby V is the better choice. Torre is not really all that good of a manager. He’s just great at handling the media.

Ian_Smell
5 years 8 days ago

I remember getting Oliver Perez’s autograph in 2004 and thinking that I could have just gotten a future ace’s autograph. Unfortunately, I think that Manny Sanguillen’s autograph on that same ball is worth more.

The_Silver_Stacker
5 years 8 days ago

stupid comment by ollie perez, he probablly will be pitching in the minors next year

Ricky
5 years 8 days ago

I grew up and used to love the Mets but now I HATE them.When was the last time anything positive happened for us? Seriously, we are an embarassment to the city of NY.

So much for Cerrone’s “Reyes has been fantastic ” comment yesterday. As a fellow Latin I’m not even proud of him anymore he’s SOFTER THAN WET NEWSPAPER. As for Wright is a choker and only hits when we don’t need him.

Minaya and Manual have no sense of urgency.

Wilpons are worse than broke, they are heartless and don’t even care/love their fanbase/customers.

I am not going to game next year if Castillo and Oliver Perez are on the team.

Is anyone out there? Am I talking to myself?

It’s demoralizing

Slopeboy
5 years 7 days ago

Your frustration,passion and hurt can be felt in your post.And for the most you’re right on with what you say. But you should temper what you say when it comes to ethnicity. I hate when a small number of narrow minded bigots complain about their being to many Latinos on the Mets. EVERYONE should be proud of their heritage and there’s nothing wrong with ethnic pride, but you should not be disappointed in Reyes because you’re both Latino. You should be angry at him just as you are at Wright because he’d plaiyng lousy ball. If you need ethnic pride to keep you going, how about Angel Pagan’s, or Johan Santana’s play? There’s something to be proud about.