Many have raised question that Luis Castillo might be traded for Jose Guillen. Joel Sherman of the NY Post wrote that he learned such a trade was discussed last July and that an unnamed executive "thought" the deal might be revisited this offseason.
Dick Kaegel of MLB.com writes, "The whole scenario doesn't sound right because a) Castillo went on the disabled list last July 3, and who wants a player with a strained hip flexor? and b) Guillen has a no-trade clause in his contract that includes the Mets."
"The Royals are looking for a productive middle infielder and Castillo, a second baseman, has a good career on-base record (.367), so there might some interest. And Guillen could waive the no-trade. But, no, I can't see that happening."
It looks as though it is going to be hard to trade Castillo because of his past injuries . The Mets can't even get a headache from the Royals like Guillen because he has a NO-Trade clause that includes the Mets.. It looks like the Mets are going to have to eat most his contract in any deal and get a " player to be named later" type of trade...