Quiet last night on the West Coast. I’ll keep posting the Moon thread and hopefully we can do a Pacific Chat Room.
My thoughts on some of the comments raised on the overnight:
-Castillo was never healthy all year, but the times he did play his attitude was suspect. A healthy and motivated Castillo? Well, it could happen. He played well in spurts in 2007. The Mets would like to deal Castillo, but if that doesn’t happen, I don’t see them cutting him and paying him his entire contract. The Mets don’t work that way.
-To me, Perez is one whom I would worry about being too complacent with a big contract. I have no basis to say that other than a gut feeling.
One more thing, if you haven’t already, scroll down a couple of threads to the one about your favorite uplifting song.
I mentioned this to Patrick, but if there’s enough interest, I’d be interested in doing a Mets Chat Room at midnight one night next week. If you’re game, I’ll be there. Please let me know your interest.
Derek Lowe lost it all at once tonight. We were giving him props over Oliver Perez when Chase Utley and Pat Burrell took him deep. Phillies lead, 1-0. No worries yet.
The playoffs, what the Mets should do, and anything else on your mind, the floor is yours.
Have a lot of work to do. It seems like the letters I need to get out are piling up. Plan on knocking them off tonight while watching the Dodgers and Philly. If you’re watching and want to throw in your two cents, I’ll be around.
Burgos: Jailed and awaiting trial. Denies anything happened.
Ambiorix Burgos is to be jailed for three months while awaiting trial for a hit-and-run accident that killed two women in the Dominican Republic. Burgos told the Dominican AP he was ordered jailed out of concerns for his safety. That sounds odd to me. I thought it was because he was a flight risk. He did take a week to turn himself in.
Said Burgos: “I am going to come out of this fine because my conscience is clear, and I’m not worried this will affect my career because I haven’t done anything.”
Burgos has an Oct. 23 court date in New York for assaulting his girl friend that he said he’ll attend. Burgos didn’t say when he’ll start throwing off the mound.