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Great Moments in Chutzpah: Heyman on Luis Castillo

Mar 18, 2011, 12:34 PM EDT

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Well, it’s either chutzpah or it’s deliciously but somewhat cruelly tongue-in-cheek.  Here’s Heyman on Twitter a few minutes ago, talking about Luis Castillo:

not sure castillo gets a job. backup 2b aren’t in demand, even for the minimum. bad pub doesn’t help either.


Gee, I wonder where that “bad pub” came from. If only someone had kept track of this stuff.  Oh yeah, we did.  Heyman’s recent Castillo tweets:

  • “among overpriced #mets on bubble, word is ollie perez will get more time to show he belongs than luis castillo. #choppingblock”
  • “i am sick of luis castillo already this spring, and im not even in port st lucie anymore (and neither is he there, by the way)”
  • “luis castillo showed only yest bec brother had surgery, he said. a hospital make good for blowing off walter reed? #excuses”

Yeah, it’s a shame about all that “bad pub.”  Mercy.

  1. Chris Fiorentino - Mar 18, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    Well, Jayson Stark said the other day on Mikey Miss’s show that Castillo would get a job in a HEARTBEAT for the minimum if he is released. Stark has more brains in his big toe than Heyman has in his entire body so needless to say, I trust Stark on this point. Heyman is nothing more than a bitter hack.

  2. catsmeat - Mar 18, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Even shorter Jon Heyman: Don’t sign Luis Castillo, or I will destroy you.

  3. fightoffyourdemons - Mar 18, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    On the positive side, Jon Heyman has been getting a lot of bad pub lately too.

    • hep3 - Mar 19, 2011 at 5:32 PM

      I heard Joe Magrane tell Heyman on the MLB Network that if Chico Escuela would have spent five more years with the Mets, Heyman would vote for Escuela for the Hall of Fame.

      “Biesbol been berry, berry good to me.”

      Maybe the Mets should find Chico.

  4. cur68 - Mar 18, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    OK. I feel I’m on firmer ground here; Jon Heyman posses neither scrappiness nor good instincts. Nor is he graceful. He is not a ballplayer either. All correct!

    • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Mar 18, 2011 at 2:14 PM

      He’s not athletic or an natural athlete either

      • kinggeorge96 - Mar 18, 2011 at 3:25 PM

        Well then, that means he’s definitely not in the Best Shape of His Life

      • Mike Luna - Mar 18, 2011 at 3:26 PM

        Blast it all, kinggeorge, you beat me to it!

    • Old Gator - Mar 18, 2011 at 10:15 PM

      Well, it appears that the devious-cruising Feesh are thinking about reclaiming their orphan, according to Joe Frisaro:

      Now obviously this is quite a ways yet from casting the ‘poon, but at least Louis may not be left to sit and blubber about the misplaced affections of his fans. Having obtained Omar Infante to bring his soft pink hands to the spaces between the bases, the Feesh now contemplate moving him to third so that they can send Matt Dominguez to AAA to learn what an incoming baseball looks like to a batter, move Infante to third (instead of handing the sack to Kindly Uncle Wes or Emilio Bonifacio) and put Louis and his stone hands back at second to kinda restore the feel of having Dan Uggla there, only swinging a toothpick instead of a club. I must admit it feels odd to see the Feesh actually contemplating the installation of a second baseman at second base – I would have thought that they’d convert a corner outfielder to play the position on two weeks’ notice – but what the hell, it’s our last season at Joeprodolsharklife Stadium, so it’s probably OK to suck and leave the place with a bad smell in September.

      Meanwhile, the Teal Titans got schlonked by the ‘Stros today, Ricky Nolasco continued his tradition of generosity to the tune of seven runs, and Scrooge McLoria may be awakening from his slumber of two days’ duration from the same media vacuum where dead Cthulhu lies dreaming. And I had such high hopes for this team when camp opened. Ah well.

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