Perez, Castillo Stay Home
For the second straight year, both Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo chose not to take part in the Mets’ annual visit to Walter Reed Hospital. This time, everyone is very pleased that Perez and Castillo stayed home. What a difference a year makes.
In other irrelevant news about former Mets, Brad Emaus is listed at 2B on the All-Star ballot. Were the Mets really THAT desperate to get names on the ballot — or THAT confident Emaus would still be around in July?
Brian Costa writes about the obvious: the more Carlos Beltran hits, the better the Mets’ chances are of dumping him at the trade deadline to a contending team. When asked about his no-trade clause, Beltran responded:
“I would listen to my agent, because they’re going to approach my agent first and then me,” Beltran said. “There’s a possibility that can happen if we’re not in contention.”
The part about “…if we’re not in contention.” is hilarious. Though, maybe if the schedule can be re-worked so the Mets play the Nationals fifty more times, the Mets will have a shot at being in contention come July.
Adam Rubin has a load of minor league updates, including a report that Adam Wogan will be watching Port St. Lucie this week — i.e., Matt Harvey and Jeurys Familia.
Greg Prince lists 16 Things that Look Good for the Mets. Let’s stay positive while we still can.