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.
Mets fans may indeed see Luis Castillo at Citi Field this season. With the Phillies, that is.
Mets fans have long been ready to put Oliver Perez behind them. On Monday, New York answered the call for Perez’s release.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is the day many Mets fans have been clamoring for. New York released oft-maligned second baseman Luis Castillo on Friday.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Celebrate good times! Terry Collins is ready to name a Luis as his starting second baseman, and it’s not Luis Castillo.
Scott Hairston hit two solo homers and the New York Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals 13-3 Sunday.
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.
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