Adam Rubin is exclusively reporting that the Mets are working the phones trying to trade Ramon Castro before Saturday’s 1:10 p.m. game.
With Brian Schneider already at Citi Field and waiting to come off the DL, the Mets have a move to make to avoid carrying three catchers. Omir Santos may be too valuable to send to the minor leagues.
What I don’t understand about this situation is the Mets knew Schneider was coming back. They knew there would be a tough decision coming down the pipeline – it was only a matter of time.
But they waited until they had mere hours to make a move to start fielding calls on a catcher? Because that makes sense.
Hopefully Omar Minaya & Co. have been actively shopping one of the catchers quietly to other teams.
They know they don’t want to eat Castro’s contract. They want to keep Santos on the team and avoid sending him to Triple-A. They want to bring Schneider back as soon as possible.
They just don’t how to pull it all off.
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Nymrod27, over in the chat box, suggested an interesting trade package: Castro and Ryan Church.
Church seems on the outs with the organization as rookie Fernando Martinez is likely up for the long haul. With Castro being shopped and Church with no place to play, this seems like something that could happen.
Nice idea, Nymrod27. It just might happen…if Church wasn’t on the DL.
Twitter user Patrick Boegel reminded me that no one on the DL can be traded.
Good idea, but can’t happen.