Castillo In the Two Hole
Bespoketh Jerry Manuel during last night’s postgame, in regard to Luis Castillo:
“The thing about Luis, we have found a way to fit his game in to what we’re doing and we’ve kind of worked around him as well. He’s been very good, a lot of energy, a lot of enthusiasm, he’s playing tremendous baseball… When he’s batting eighth, he’s not the same as when he’s batting second. When he’s batting second, he’s in his game-mode of taking pitches, seeing pitches, moving runners, running the bases well.”
I’ll tell ya, that Manuel sure knows how to get the most of his talent. I don’t know how many other managers would’ve figured out that the second spot in the order is an ideal spot for Luis Castillo — and to come to such a conclusion in less than 100 games.
By the way, what exactly is Manuel referring to when he says, “we have found a way to fit his game in to what we’re doing” ? That statement insinuates that the Mets have a plan of some sort — a method. Who knew?
The Mets should consider another contract extension … no make that, extensions … for both Manuel and Castillo. Lock these guys up until 2020, before someone else snaps them up.