Rumor Follow Up
The New York and Philadelphia media are buzzing about Ron Villone’s impending departure from the Yankees. NorthJersey.com reports that Villone hasn’t heard from the Yanks while the Philadelphia Daily News cites several sources that indicate the Phillies are practically drooling at the possibility of picking the lefty up once he hits the free agent market. Before Phils fans get too worked up, they should realize there’s plenty of demand for an effective left handed reliever and would likely be more than one bidder should Villone hit the market as predicted.
Also out of New York, it appears that the Mets aren’t interested in trading for current Pirate, Jose Castillo. The Mets seem to be content with their current situation and given their recent run of come from behind wins, I can’t say as I blame ‘em. Castillo started at third yesterday in place of the injured Jose Bautista and if the disgruntled infielder can prove himself capable on the hot corner it could help his trade value once Bautista returns to the lineup.