Maine has looked good this spring and appears to be building on last years 15-win season. Bart Hubbach has a good column in today’s edition of the Post.
Maine has pitched 10 consecutive scoreless innings now and has a 2.63 ERA this spring. As I’ve said before in my posts “Don’t get too excited about spring training performances”. But I think Maine has a chance to have a very good, long career in baseball. I like his calm demeanor and his stuff is above average. I can’t remember seeing him look rattled on the mound. Continue reading “John Maine: Save Something For The Regular Season”
Luis Castillo is the last Met to appear in a spring training game. He hopes to play Saturday. I have a feeling this four year deal with Castillo is going to be an albatross on the Mets for years to come. I wouldn’t have offered him more than two years.
Scott Miller of CBS Sportsline began his spring training tour with the Dodgers and stopped in PSL next. His review has the typical stories about “The Collapse” from last Fall and the Pedro/Santana angle. He does have some interesting points about replacing LoDuca with Schneider, Luis Castillo, and Duaner Sanchez.
I still think the Luis Castillo contract is the worst contract that the Mets have right now. I don’t understand how they could give him 4 years/$25 million. It doesn’t make sense. What other teams were the Mets competing against to sign him? We’ll see how this works out over the next four years, but Castillo looks like a player in decline to me.