Mets' Castillo: I'm a different guy t...

Mets' Castillo: I'm a different guy this season

There are 25 comments on the Newsday story from Mar 27, 2009, titled Mets' Castillo: I'm a different guy this season. In it, Newsday reports that:

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Luis Castillo hates thinking about the injury-plagued, beaten-down player he became last season.

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Jerry M

AOL

#1 Mar 28, 2009
Talk is cheap !!!
statement

Gainesville, FL

#2 Mar 28, 2009
injury plagued player he was last yr?? Hell, this bum never played enough last yr to get injured. He reported out of shape and had no desire to correct the situation. He should have been released at the end of the season.
Bill

Bostic, NC

#3 Mar 28, 2009
While his OB pct. is good, it's spring training,and he's not seeing front line pitching everyday. The jury's still out,let's see what happens when the season starts. If he goes o-fer the first few games, we'll all know it was all talk and his time with the Mets should be over.
Scott Brunner

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Mar 28, 2009
The guy has been as very good player for the majority of his career. Hopefully, he can turn it around like Delgado did.
Will

Bronx, NY

#5 Mar 28, 2009
Obviously you are no athlete. How the hell do you get in shape when your knees and hip are injured?? Explain that one to me genius?? Did you expect him to take steroids or HGH like Yankee players do??
Castillo was an all-star in previous seasons and a WS champion so the guy deserves the benefit of the DOUBT from a real Met fan, which you are not!
statement wrote:
injury plagued player he was last yr?? Hell, this bum never played enough last yr to get injured. He reported out of shape and had no desire to correct the situation. He should have been released at the end of the season.
New Yorker now in Florida

United States

#6 Mar 28, 2009
This lineup is best served if Castillo can be close to the player he had been. I agree with others that post here calling for a second chance for Castillo.
I think that he was coming off injuries but also believe that he did not do his best to come back ready to help the team. If he is ready now - then good - lets turn the page and make those at-bats count. And I don't mean take a lot of pitches so that Reyes can steal second then move him over to third. No, I mean look for your pitch and line the ball past the pitcher and have 1st and 3rd with no outs.
At least enough times to justify being the second place hitter in a lineup that is supposed to compete for most runs scored.
LetsGoMets

Casselberry, FL

#7 Mar 28, 2009
Good luck Castillo, I hope you prove us all wrong. As for the boy david wright, its time to come through in the cutch and enough fancy quotes about this and that, lets play ball!!
NYRfan

Wallkill, NY

#8 Mar 28, 2009
Lets wait until the season begins. I think the injuries were a factor and he does look much lighter. He cant be worse than last year and I think he will have a bounce back year.
statement

Dunnellon, FL

#9 Mar 28, 2009
Will wrote:
Obviously you are no athlete. How the hell do you get in shape when your knees and hip are injured?? Explain that one to me genius?? Did you expect him to take steroids or HGH like Yankee players do??
Castillo was an all-star in previous seasons and a WS champion so the guy deserves the benefit of the DOUBT from a real Met fan, which you are not! <quoted text>
Considering the time he had to mend and while mending do what ever can be done with reason, he did none of that and therefore he was out of shape. How much sports do you play??
Jim

AOL

#10 Mar 28, 2009
Different guy with the same ridiculous contract!!!!!
MinnyJohn

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Mar 28, 2009
Having had knee surgery myself, I can tell you that taking off 17 pounds will make a huge difference. Thank god idiots like "statement" don't run the Mets. Castillo has all-star talent and now that he's in shape, he will produce. He did it here in Minnesota, and he'll do it again in New York.
Idea

Louisville, KY

#12 Mar 28, 2009
Here's a novel idea. How about taking the guy at his word and back him up with a little support. He outright admitted he was out of shape last year, put on too much weight, was hurt and didn't really feel like he was any good to himself, the team or the fans. He looks good coming out of spring training and hopefully it'll continue right through the season.
Some Mets fans make me laugh. Even when an All Star like Castillo 'wants' to do better, is 'focused' on doing better, some of our negative fans just can't help themselves.
Do you want to win or complain about past years, and past performances?
Give the guy a break already. Give him some support and don't jump all over him if he doesn't start off on a tear. It's a long season, which you loser negative fans can make even longer if you don't stop whining already.
It's a new season, & a new stadium. How about starting off with a positive outlook for once. What a novel idea.

“Shun excess/embrace moderation”

Since: Feb 09

Oceanview, NE

#13 Mar 28, 2009
and I'm a different guy too this year. One with no more tolerance of second rate overpaid ballplayers.
Butch

Phoenix, AZ

#14 Mar 28, 2009
Will wrote:
Obviously you are no athlete. How the hell do you get in shape when your knees and hip are injured?? Explain that one to me genius?? Did you expect him to take steroids or HGH like Yankee players do??
Castillo was an all-star in previous seasons and a WS champion so the guy deserves the benefit of the DOUBT from a real Met fan, which you are not! <quoted text>
calm down spook, castillo is a bum and the mets are going nowhere this year they suck, time you face reality you dirtbag punk.
Will

Brooklyn, NY

#15 Mar 28, 2009
He was recovering from knee surgery last year and couldn't get into shape while hurting.. I've played plenty to know you can't get in the best shape if you're hurt. If a guy wears a Met uniform you give him a second chance. Maybe he should do what the boys in pinstripes do.... cheat with steroids...
statement wrote:
<quoted text>Considering the time he had to mend and while mending do what ever can be done with reason, he did none of that and therefore he was out of shape. How much sports do you play??
Butch

Phoenix, AZ

#16 Mar 28, 2009
Will wrote:
Obviously you are no athlete. How the hell do you get in shape when your knees and hip are injured?? Explain that one to me genius?? Did you expect him to take steroids or HGH like Yankee players do??
Castillo was an all-star in previous seasons and a WS champion so the guy deserves the benefit of the DOUBT from a real Met fan, which you are not! <quoted text>
obviously your no athlete either, my grandmother runs faster than you slowpoke, now shut your big trap and split from here ya moron loser.
Lou

Union City, NJ

#17 Mar 28, 2009
This guy had bad knees from playing on a turf field. I say he reverts to his previous form this year and helps the Mets win.
Butch

Phoenix, AZ

#18 Mar 28, 2009
Will wrote:
He was recovering from knee surgery last year and couldn't get into shape while hurting.. I've played plenty to know you can't get in the best shape if you're hurt. If a guy wears a Met uniform you give him a second chance. Maybe he should do what the boys in pinstripes do.... cheat with steroids... <quoted text>
met players use coke and steroids many mets are on the list of 103 starting with mike piazza ya shitfor brains idiot
statement

Dunnellon, FL

#19 Mar 28, 2009
MinnyJohn wrote:
Having had knee surgery myself, I can tell you that taking off 17 pounds will make a huge difference. Thank god idiots like "statement" don't run the Mets. Castillo has all-star talent and now that he's in shape, he will produce. He did it here in Minnesota, and he'll do it again in New York.
He hasn't proved his "all- star" talent yet. I won't go into the computer commando mode like some do. All you have to do is look in the mirror to see what I mean. A. Reyes was having a good run filling in for "the all-star" and the Mets had life and winning their fair share of games until Castillo complained and the Met brass made Jerry play him. The difference is well known. Enjoy your Twins and the games played in the big bubble.
statement

Dunnellon, FL

#20 Mar 28, 2009
Lou wrote:
This guy had bad knees from playing on a turf field. I say he reverts to his previous form this year and helps the Mets win.
I hope you are right, I'm from Missouri, I hope he will show me.

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