If you’re looking for a subtext to the long awaited release of everyone’s least favorite second baseman I’d say it’s a good indicator of where the decision making power lies w/in the organization.
In other words if multi-millionaires are being given their outright release someone besides the Wilpons is calling the shots.
Its certainly possible that ownership saw the writing on the wall and endorsed Castillo’s release but the Wilpons have always preferred to hold onto an unsuccessful employee simply because they don’t want to pay someone to go away.
Sending Castillo packing just feels like Alderson has the autonomy Duquette and Minaya never had with the meddling Jeffy “I wanna be GM” Wilpon leering over their shoulder.
Hopefully the Wilpons are on their way out as owners and this is one of the early signs of a new Mets era.
As for Castillo BMF genuinely wishes him well.
Luis, you were never as great as we hoped you’d be but aside from that dropped pop-up you were never anywhere close to sucking as bad as most Met fans liked to complain you did.
Personally BMF will remember you as a lighting rod and an under appreciated player.
That said, it was undoubtedly time for us to part ways. 10-1 sez he gets a game winning hit for the Phillies against us this season