Jan 11, 2011, 8:23 AM EST
Contrary to a weekend report that had the Mets considering releasing Luis Castillo, a club source Monday said the club has every intention of bringing him to spring training to compete for the second base job in 2011.
Not sure why you’d release Castillo now anyway. It’s not like any of the possible replacements — Daniel Murphy, Brad Emaus or Justin Turner — are stone cold locks. Each has something to recommend him and, yes, Castillo is overpaid for what he does, but it’s entirely possible that he’d outperform those dudes. Unless someone actually wanted Castillo, which seems unlikely, I don’t see why you wouldn’t at least bring him to camp.
As for Perez, the article suggests that he wouldn’t be released unless and until he fell on his face at Port St. Lucie. Which will probably happen, of course, because he’s got nothin’.
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