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Charlie Manuel (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

On WFAN: Phillies’ Manuel Talks Castillo, Mets’ Chances

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel isn’t ready to crown his team NL East champs just yet. But he knows they’re solid. “Our guys have to show how good they actually are, and I think they will,” he told Boomer & Carton.


Luis Castillo (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Ex-Met Luis Castillo Lands With Rival Phillies

Mets fans may indeed see Luis Castillo at Citi Field this season. With the Phillies, that is.


Oliver Perez (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Mets Drop Oliver Perez, Eat $12M Salary

Mets fans have long been ready to put Oliver Perez behind them. On Monday, New York answered the call for Perez’s release.


New York Mets pitcher Oliver Perez (46) wipes his face after giving up his second home run during the seventh inning of a spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Saturday, March 19, 2011 in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Coleman’s Corner: Ollie P Is History

This was the day that Oliver Perez’ tenure as a Met came to an end. Manager Terry Collins gave us a good idea of what to expect when he was asked what the next step in the “Oliver process” would be after Sunday’s loss to the Marlins in Jupiter.


(Harris: AP Photo/David Goldman) (Perez: AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Mets Split Squads Go 1-0-1 Vs. Nats And Braves

Oliver Perez surrendered back-to-back homers during the Mets’ 7-4 victory over the Washington Nationals. Brooks Conrad hit a two-run homer for the Atlanta Braves and Willie Harris connected for the Mets as the split-squads played to a 3-3 tie.


New York Mets second baseman Luis Castillo leans on his bat between batting practice turns during spring training baseball, Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Coleman’s Corner: Mets Say So Long To Luis Castillo

The inevitable finally took place on Friday. Luis Castillo was released by the Mets, seemingly appeasing many Met fans who now wait for the second show to drop on their other favorite target – Oliver Perez.


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B&C Show Blog & Audio: Fantastic Friday

After a raucous morning of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and some thrilling NCAA Tournament action, Boomer and Carton were back in the Allstate Studio to close out the week.


Who could forget Luis Castillo's dropped pop fly against the Yankees? (AP Photo)

Mets Release Luis Castillo; Perez Survives Cuts

This is the day many Mets fans have been clamoring for. New York released oft-maligned second baseman Luis Castillo on Friday.


A fan of the Gonzaga Bulldogs holds up a sign reading 'Pepsi Center Upset Center' after his team defeated the St. John's Red Storm in the second round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Pepsi Center on March 17, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Hot Topic: March 18

We were all set for a crazy couple of weeks following St. John’s in the NCAA Tournament. Whoops. The Johnnies tapped into their inner Norm Roberts, upended by Gonzaga on Thursday night.


Oliver Perez (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images), Luis Castillo (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Mets’ Alderson: Attention Over Perez, Castillo ‘A Little Odd’

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson admits he’s baffled by all the attention surrounding Luis Castillo and Oliver Perez. “It’s a little odd,” he said. But is it really?


Luis Castillo (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images), fighting for his job against youngster Luis Hernandez. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Coleman’s Corner: Who’s On Second Base For Mets?

There was a published report on Tuesday suggesting that Luis Hernandez would be named the Mets’ second baseman when all was said and done. Terry Collins labeled that premature, and continued to talk up the elder Luis Castillo.


Luis Hernandez (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images), Luis Castillo (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Report: Hernandez In, Castillo Out For Mets At Second Base

Not thrilled with his four-headed choice for second base, Mets manager Terry Collins is “preparing” to name Luis Hernandez, a relative unknown, as his opening day starter, according to the NY Post.


New York Mets second baseman Luis Castillo leans on his bat between batting practice turns during spring training baseball, Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Hot Topic: March 15

Celebrate good times! Terry Collins is ready to name a Luis as his starting second baseman, and it’s not Luis Castillo.


Scott Hairston

Hairston Homers Twice In Mets 13-3 Win Over Cards

Scott Hairston hit two solo homers and the New York Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals 13-3 Sunday.


Luis Castillo (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Luis Castillo Makes His Case With Big Night For Mets

Luis Castillo needs more days like Wednesday if he hopes to be the Mets’ second baseman this season. Castillo reached base all three times he batted and scored a run in New York’s 7-2 win over the Astros.