The trade winds are blowing, which means the ideas are coming! We received the following message from Ramon.
I recently read that Starlin Castro was available, along with Carlos Gonzalez. Do you see it possible for the Mets to acquire Castro? What do you think it would cost the Mets to acquire both him (considering we’d be buying low since he’s had a poor season)? What about CarGo as well?
Starlin Castro is a very interesting situation. At 23 years old, he is having an exceptionally bad season. When you look at his numbers prior to this year, it may appear that he hasn’t lived up to the hype. That’s probably true but, he was still a pretty solid option at SS.
In January of this year Bruce Levine of ESPNChicago.com reported that the Diamondbacks and Cubs discussed a deal that would send Justin Upton to the Cubs. The problem with the deal? The Diamondbacks wanted Castro, and the Cubs said no.
To me, that doesn’t rule out the idea that Castro can be traded – it just suggests how highly...