Hi, my name is Joe Cohen and I’m going to be contributing baseball pieces, primarily about the Mets, to NYSOS. Luckily, my time here begins on a high note, following yesterday’s main bit of news from Mets camp:
Taking a step forward yesterday, the Mets cut Luis Castillo from their roster and ate the remaining $6 million left on his contract. While it’s not necessarily going to win them a division title or maybe even third place this upcoming year, it keeps the ball rolling in the right direction.
What gave Mets fans hope when new GM Sandy Alderson arrived was that he would right the ship in a no-nonsense manner. He certainly has the credentials, previously working as the CEO of the Padres (winning 2 division titles during his tenure) as well as for the commissioner’s office. If anyone would be implementing the no-BS culture in the clubhouse that was sorely lacking with Minaya and Manuel, wouldn’t it be a former Marine?