Sandy Alderson puts Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo on notice

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Sandy Alderson was on WFAN this afternoon, and he had this to say about Mets’ fans least favorite Mets: Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo:

“If they don’t earn their way on the team, they won’t be on the team”

It’s a transition year for the Mets. In some ways that’s a bad thing because it might mean little progress on the field.  In other ways it’s a good thing because it gives management the opportunity to do the sorts of things that team with illusions of contention can’t do, like cut dead veteran weight.

Mets fans: have any complaints about the Alderson regime so far?

 

Cubs acquire Terrance Gore from the Royals

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The Chicago Cubs have acquired outfielder Terrance Gore from the Royals for cash considerations.

Gore has not played in the big leagues at all this season and only has 49 games and 14 plate appearances to his credit at the big league level over four seasons. Still, in that time, he has stolen 21 bases as a pinch-runner extraordinaire. That has extended into the postseason too, as he has four stolen bases in postseason play despite never having had a postseason plate appearance.

Figure the Cubs want some instant speed themselves, at the very least for September, when active rosters expand to 40-men. If he proves valuable then, and if the Cubs can find room for him, he’d be a useful playoff weapon as well.