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Alderson ready to show Castillo and Perez the door?

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08:19 AM ET 12.14 | If 2011 is to be a transition season for Sandy Alderson and the Mets, Alderson doesn't seem content to move slowly. Alderson reiterated there were no big moves coming in the near future, with the payroll set at about $135-$140 million. He added that Luis Castillo and Oliver Perez aren't guaranteed spots on the roster, though it won't be easy to move either player. "There's no market for them," Alderson said on WFAN. "[But] if those players don't earn their way onto the team, they won't be on the team."

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December 14, 2010  08:22 AM ET

totally.....but still remains to be seen....

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December 14, 2010  10:54 AM ET

Oliver Perez is mucho stinky.

December 14, 2010  10:55 AM ET

A good first step. Those are someone else's mistakes, don't be judged by them.

December 14, 2010  01:17 PM ET

the general manager most show his demands by making all and every single player that they most play to their full capacity, on spring trainning, or regular season nad the pre-season as well,,,,

December 14, 2010  01:45 PM ET

Good Move by Alderson...

Castillo has little chance of ever being an Impact player again (and I mean any kind of positive impact).

Ollie P could have some upside - if he gets his head on straight & he's only 29 - but not in New York...

Now that Alderson has identified 2 "problems" - he needs to find 2 "solutions" and has yet make ANY noise in the Free Agent market (unless you count signing Boof Bonser).

December 14, 2010  01:56 PM ET

the angels should search better players on their own minor system,just they have to do earlier than last season!

December 14, 2010  04:01 PM ET

Call 1-800-MARINERS .... They absolutely LOVE browsing through the bargain bins. I'm sure if they can find a use for Miguel Olivo and waste another roster spot on Erik Bedard, they can find room for one (or even both) of these players

December 14, 2010  04:21 PM ET

I never saw another major leaguer take as many 3 and 1 fastballs and 2 and 0 fastballs right over the heart of the plate as Castillo....only to swing at a bad pitch in the dirt as soon as he could.

December 14, 2010  05:07 PM ET
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I never saw another major leaguer take as many 3 and 1 fastballs and 2 and 0 fastballs right over the heart of the plate as Castillo....only to swing at a bad pitch in the dirt as soon as he could.

That's why he was the hardest man to strike out last season, and had the least amount of swings and misses...

I'm not defending the guy... just saying that pitchers don't even know what's a strike to him!

December 14, 2010  06:50 PM ET

It's really nice to have a thread that's not about the Yankees.

December 15, 2010  01:18 AM ET

when will these idiots realize that no one wants to buy their krap, and go away? far, far away.... one reason why I don't post that much....

December 15, 2010  11:52 AM ET
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when will these idiots realize that no one wants to buy their krap, and go away? far, far away.... one reason why I don't post that much....

Sorry, Ive been buying crap from them for quite some time now.

December 16, 2010  10:44 AM ET

Castillo is a major league 2b, the only one on the Mets roster. Of course, he can make the team. That's not the point Mr. Alderson. He is a symbol on a poorly created and run team that the fans want nothing to do with anymore. He represents the frustration Mets fans have in ownership that is too cheap and too stupid to get out of their own way! Alderson was hired by the Wilpon mutts because he said what they wanted to hear. Castillo is frustration, Perez is a joke, and Alderson keeps cemeting his rep as a gutless Wilpon lackey. This is the Mets on Wilpon! Crack is wac!

 
December 19, 2010  09:49 AM ET

The Mets are one of the most poorly run franchises in sports. They have made mistakes in free agency, trading and drafting time and time again. I could have told them the Oliver Perez wasn't a good pitcher. The franchise really needs re-evaluate everything. Hiring J.P Riccardi, the only man capable of actually putting both his feet in his mouth, was a horrible idea. They should fire sale anyone they can and start again.

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