Revisiting the Castillo for Byrnes Hypothetical Trade

Posted: 28th December 2009 by Josh Levitt in MLB
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A few weeks back, I profiled why a swap of Eric Byrnes for Luis Castillo would make sense for both the Arizona Diamondbacks and the New York Mets. The Mets would finally complete their never ending quest to get rid of Luis Castillo while the Diamondbacks would fill their need at second base, make their offense better, and save money in 2010. This deal would be a classic salary dump for both sides just like the Milton Bradley-Carlos Silva swap was for the Cubs and Mariners, just minus the crazy aspect.

As we sit here on Dec. 28, this deal still makes far too much sense from both perspectives not to happen.

As Nick Cafardo wrote in yesterday's Boston Globe: Orlando Hudson , 2B, free agentùseems he was the hot name for a long time, but that has quieted. The Mets remain th ...

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