Buzz: The Mets might Try to Trade Castillo

Jon Heyman of SI.com believes the Mets might try to trade Luis Castillo this winter and take a look at Orlando Hudson.

However, Heyman asks, “When have we heard this before?”

…from what i recall, hudson wanted to be on the Mets or Yankees last season, and waited quite a while to see if one of the two teams would create a spot for him… instead, the Mets stuck with castillo, though they did consider ways to bring hudson in the fold…

…frankly, castillo’s defense is overrated i feel… it looks like he has concrete in his cleats at times… i admire him returning to hit over .300, but, the batting average, being healthy, and now earning just $12 million the next two years, is why this off season is the exact time to move him…

…the thing is, any team with a hole at second is more likely to spend less on hudson, who will be a free agent… so, the Mets would probably need to move for another team’s headache, such as a relief pitcher with a bloated contract… this is not the ideal situation, but it opens a spot and would bring in an arm who, for all we know, could be revitalized…

…in the end, hudson fits in better with what the Mets should be trying to do, in terms of his specific talent and leadership… we are going to hear his name in the rumor mill a lot this winter