Castillo’s Release Bodes Well for Alderson’s Power

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.

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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

7 Responses to “Castillo’s Release Bodes Well for Alderson’s Power”

  1. Florida Met Fan Rich Says:

    I kind of think that this was a statement move to show the power of the front office and that there is a new sheriff in town.

    It was also the cheaper of the “Two most wanted”

    I don’t think you are going to see the 12 million dollar man meet the same fate.

    6 Million is a lot easier to swallow than 18 million!…Don’t think for a second that $$$$ is not a factor in this!

    You heard it hear 1st yesterday!!!!…Now hear this!

    Welcome uour new “LOGGY” to the 2011 team………..OP….get used to it!!

    Cleonjones, I suggest you start drinking heavily!

  2. Matt the Met Fan Says:

    My lasting memory of Castillo will be being in a bar on the lower east side - full of loser Yankee fans ready to concede a game that we had in the bag - only to watch Rod Kanehl - I mean Luis Castillo drops .. it gave me the same shock treatment I felt when Timo Perez didn’t feel the need to run hard in a World series game…

    Now we find that Bernie actually loaned the Wilpons money in 2004

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-mets-madoff

  3. JJ Says:

    Leave it to the Mets to have owners who finally learn how to run a team just before they are forced to sell it…

  4. AJW Says:

    Castillo thought he was so much better than he actually was and I believe he thought that Omar was going to give him another contract. His attitude after the popup was typical of the I only care about money major leaguer. This is why Met fans hated him. But to hear some sh..heads in print and on radio start throwing around the “R” word well I’ve got one thing to say, I remember the always professional gamer Edgardo Alfonzo, you Mr.Castillo are no Edgardo Alfonzo.

  5. Florida Met Fan Rich Says:

    OLLIE got shelled today!!!!…3 run homer, solo homer back to back, single and a walk and he only faced 7 batters!

    This guy has more lives than a cat!….Whats next?…Ticket taker..Peanut Vendor?

    This guy WILL BE GONE BY MONDAY!!!!

    Cleon Jones….”The Fat lady is warming up”

  6. cleonjones Says:

    Good Morning Florida Met Fan Rich- Cut Ollie !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is a bum!!! Watch Castillo go to the Phillies and win a World Series ring. I really do not care. We had to release him. Lets go Mets !!!!!

  7. cleonjones Says:

    New Flash !!!!!! Just read on New York Daily News Website- Ollie Perez has been CUT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lets go Mets !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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