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.
Good morning all. Logged on this morning and saw a lot of responses from out West. A lot of good reading with my cereal. Let’s get to it:
-KEVIN: The lead domino is getting rid of Castillo. If that happens, Murphy can play second. The AFL was to get him ready. If they can’t deal Castillo, then I presume Murphy goes back in left. Omar Minaya did say they’d pick up Delgado’s option. I don’t think they’ll trade him, but don’t forget, the Mets did not have a viable back-up to Delgado. That could be Murphy this year.
-SCOTT: The rules: The FA filing period begins the day after the World Series and lasts for 15 days. This is the window in which FA can negotiate only with their teams. … On the 16th day, FA can negotiate with other teams. … Teams can talk trade at any time.
-PAUL: I’m not for trading Murphy, but I will give you this: His value is high right now.
-HARRY: Agreed. Make pitching their first, second and third priorities. … Murphy played real well in left considering it was new for him.-JD
For those of you on the West Coast, or can’t sleep, this thread is for you. Let’s have your thoughts on where you thought the season might have turned, the playoffs, the free-agents you fancy, or anything else on your mind.
Now that you’ve had almost a couple of weeks to think about it, where did it go wrong for the Mets? I’m not asking about the bullpen or their inability to hit with runners in scoring position. I mean, what game in the last two months, what stretch, told you it wouldn’t happen this year?
For me, it was losing two of three to the Braves in home-and-home weekend series. It screamed to me they were in trouble.