Luis Castillo Released By Phillies
Adam Rubin is reporting that Luis Castillo has been released by the Phillies.
Good to know; in case Brad Emaus flops there is an experienced veteran second sacker out there who the Mets can pick up for the league minimum. Oh, wait …
Some people thought releasing him was stupid since now the Phillies got him; turned out the Phillies (even with their regular guy hurt and getting him for peanuts) don’t want the guy. His “appropriate” role apparently is to be a back-up somewhere.
No one put a gun to his head to take the 24M. Fans are not always fair about such things. They see a player not performing and boo him. And, they all didn’t even do that. When he did play well, they didn’t boo. By the end, his attitude wasn’t great any more either. Reports are that helped the Phillies get rid of him fast.