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rob0417 wrote:as a met fan i want no part of castillo, he is way too expensive for what he is. A slap hitter who is losing his biggest asset. his steals are way down. Better than Matsui, but I think there are better alternatives.
Amazinz wrote:I'm on the fence about Castillo. If this is primarily a money deal and I have my choice of Castillo or Kaz Matsui I'll take Castillo in a heartbeat. His defense is still 1st class and to me that would be the most important attribute. He's only 30 and only has a couple of years on his contract so it wouldn't be an extremely risky move. The guy posted a .391 OBA last year and the Mets could certainly use a player like that. I don't care about his diminishing SBs because the Mets will get enough of that with Reyes. Above all things the Mets need a big bat so Castillo isn't the answer but adding a top of the order hitter and a glove at 2B certainly wouldn't hurt.
From a fantasy perspective Castillo's value has dropped a bit no matter where he plays because I don't think he'll get back to 20+ SB. Castillo is not the type of hitter who will be affected by Shea and consider he's been playing in Florida. I would expect a .290+ AVG and at least 75 R although he has the potential for 100 if the Mets get a big bat, Beltran rebounds and Floyd continues playing well. Certainly not a stud fantasy 2B but the position is relatively weak. He won't hurt you and you could certainly do worse.
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