The “Luis Castillo”:http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=5676 trade is official. Omar Minaya started talking with the Twins over the weekend and this came together very quickly. The Mets give up Double-A catcher Drew Butera and Single-A outfielder Dustin Martin.
“By adding Castillo to our club, we felt we were able to improve out defense at second base,’’ Minaya said.
Castillo is a speed, on-base guy and Minaya said he fits in the two hole behind Jose Reyes.
Quick trade analysis: The Mets upgrade their defense and address the void that has been the No. 2 hole in the batting order at the cost of two players who won’t be on the major league level any time soon.