Archive: March 19th, 2011

Capuano Sharp, Ollie Not

In the Mets’ spring training contest against the Nationals on Saturday afternoon, Chris Capuano threw 5 2/3 innings of shutout ball. His outing included 6 ground ball outs, 3 flyouts, and 5 strikeouts; he allowed only 3 hits and walked none. We don’t put too much emphasis on the numbers in the spring, but the bottom line is that he had good command of his pitches, changed speeds well, and overall looked like he could pitch in a regular MLB game and do well.

On the other hand, there was


Mets Cut Down Roster

In addition to the release of Luis Castillo yesterday, the Mets also assigned Dillon Gee, Boof Bonser, Ryota Igarashi, Taylor Tankersley, Raul Chavez, Dusty Ryan, Russ Adams, and Jason Pridie to minor-league camp.

No surprise about


Luis Castillo Released

In case you are just crawling out from under your rock, Luis Castillo was released by the Mets on Friday afternoon. Soon after, Mets fans were dancing in the streets.

What I don’t get is why Castillo hung around this long. Further, why he was asked to report to Port St. Lucie in the first place, taking reps and at-bats from Brad Emaus, Dan Murphy, and Justin Turner. Further,why was Castillo the one dismissed from auditions first?

Here’s my point: if Castillo was