Mets Notes: Perez, Isringhausen, Castillo

Some Mets-related items…

  • Andy Martino of The New York Daily News says that GM Sandy Alderson and manager Terry Collins are scheduled to meet with Oliver Perez on Monday morning, and an announcement that the left-hander has been released could come shortly thereafter. 
  • ESPN New York's Adam Rubin passes along a press release issued by the Wilpons answering the $1 billion lawsuit filed against them in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. 
  • Perez left the Mets complex this morning and says no one has told him what's next, tweets Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal.  Costa says to expect a decision by tomorrow.
  • Pitching coach Dan Warthen says that no decision has been reached on Perez yet and he doubts that anything will happen today, Costa tweets.
  • Warthen's assessment is supported by a team official who told Adam Rubin of that the Mets are not expected to make any roster moves today.
  • Only an injury would prevent Jason Isringhausen from breaking camp with the Mets, tweets Anthony DiComo of  The 38-year-old said earlier this month that he would retire before accepting a minor league assignment.
  • Second baseman Luis Castillo will almost certainly have a new job within 24 hours after he clears waivers today at 1pm EST, writes Buster Olney of ESPN.  Olney points out that it's worth remembering Castillo's history and relationship with the Marlins.  When owner Jeffrey Loria visited the Vatican in 2002, he brought back a blessed cross for Castillo. 

27 Responses to Mets Notes: Perez, Isringhausen, Castillo Leave a Reply

  1. KRod, Parnell, Isringhausen, Beato, Carrasco, Byrdak, Buchholz. O’Connor has options. Despite his relative success last year, Acosta’s fastball is flat and he has no other pitches. They’ll likely try to work out a trade for him and for Misch, though both might be lost if they go through waivers.

    • ripcurl2121 4 years ago

      misch has been released like 5 times with noone claiming him. why would it happen this time? there is a reason – he stinks. i’d keep acosta over isringhausen because he’ll be on the DL before april is over. acosta will definately be claimed

  2. Backup_Slider 4 years ago

    Ollie has left the building.

    • YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

      “Quick change the locks!!”.

      • Backup_Slider 4 years ago

        Shouldn’t I at least get credit for a Hold for setting you up for 12 likes?

  3. YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

    I remember vivid dreams of a Yanks rotation including CC, AJ, Perez, Pettitte and Joba/Hughes. Thank goodness it was all a dream….

    • Slopeboy 4 years ago

      Bet you woke up in a cold sweat.

    • icedrake523 4 years ago

      Burnett and Perez in the same rotation? That truly is a nightmare.

  4. Infield Fly 4 years ago

    Oliver Perez left the Mets complex this morning and says no one has told him what’s next, tweets Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal. Costa says to expect a decision by tomorrow.

    All this unnecessary drama around Pérez like he’s another Cliff Lee who just needs to find his Cy Young caliber stuff again. He’s not, and he won’t. The decision is simple: ” Ollie, you suck. You’re gone!” Takes 2 seconds…not 2 seasons, as this has dragged out to be.

    • metsfan86 4 years ago

      From what I heard on wfan, they said that perez has a stipulation in his current contract that if the mets cut him, they have to pay him his remaining salary within 2 weeks. Considering the wilpons current financial worries, this might be preventing the mets from outright cutting perez from the team. Castillo did not have such a stipulation, so the mets can pay him through 2011 as they would if he were on the 25 man.

      • Slopeboy 4 years ago

        Even if that is indeed correct, that should not keep the Mets from cutting him immediately. $12MM is not going to cause the collapse of the franchise. I could see why he wasn’t cut sooner, Alderson & Co. hoping he would show a little something, anything in order to deal him, and not have to pay the entire contract but it just didn’t materialize. There’s really no reason to keep him on the roster now, especially given how he performed yesterday.

      • Infield Fly 4 years ago

        Interesting, but even if that is the case, what’s the need to play coy with the media? If they need to keep him, why not just say so straight up instead of indicating “maybe he stays or goes” when they know very well they need to keep him? It’s been 2 seasons of this. Enough already. If they’re looking for a fan pleaser kind of story, this is not it.

      • “if the mets cut him, they have to pay him his remaining salary within 2 weeks.”

        Maybe Scott Boras really is Satan?

        • Infield Fly 4 years ago

          What do you mean “maybe”? 😀

          • pedmart 4 years ago

            Goddamn that Boras is good. He should represent the people of the U.S. when presidential elections come. We would get so much from our government, our society would be so rich in many ways.

          • pedmart 4 years ago

            Boras, the people’s man

        • pedmart 4 years ago

          Goddamn, Boras is good. He should represent the people of the U.S. before presidential elections. We would get so much more from those who want to lead our nation. Our society would be so rich in many ways.
          I want Boras on our side.

      • MetsFanXXIII 4 years ago

        That report was utter nonsense.

  5. Wow didn’t mean to do that!

  6. bigpat 4 years ago

    No offense to those who run this site, but I’m getting a little tired of the overload of Mets coverage and I’m probably not the only one. Oliver Perez is worthless and it’s only a matter of time before they release him, and I’d be a little surprised if another team would waste a roster spot on him.

    Again, I love this site to death, and I guess I understand there aren’t a ton of better stories right now, but in my opinion, the Mets will be one of the worst teams in the league this year, if not the worst. And we certainly haven’t been seeing a ton of Pirates and Indians coverage, who I think will be on par with the Mets this year.

    • MetsEventually 4 years ago

      Yeah, my point exactly. No one wants to hear about Oliver Perez, Luis Castillo and the Mets. There are other teams in the league who should be focused on.

    • This website meant to be a link aggregator and centralized reference guide for all baseball trade rumors out there. They don’t write the stories, they just neatly organize and summarize the rumors for us. The content of the stories aren’t decided upon by the MLBTR crew. If there is a lot of Mets coverage in here, that means there is a lot of stuff being written about the Mets. It would be disingenuous to “pick and choose.”

  7. stickyone 4 years ago

    more fans, more readers, more coverage.

    Just the way it works!

    but you gotta figure other teams have their version of an Ollie. Or did the Angels trade for them all?

  8. Stl_Great 4 years ago

    Izzy’s making the team? Oh no.

  9. adropofvenom 4 years ago

    I’d be surprised if either Acosta or Misch makes it…..Taylor Buchholz has a guaranteed deal, Pedro Beato has impressed as a rule 5 guy (moreso then say, Acosta), and they need a Lefty Specialist, and Misch isn’t a good fit for that role since he’s actually better against Righty hitters then Lefties. Think Byrdak or O’Connor for that last spot.

  10. Slopeboy 4 years ago

    Strange how things are sometimes related… Loria brought back a blessed cross for Castillo and he became the cross the Mets had to bare…

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