Demonizing Luis Castillo unwarranted

For a player who's always been accountable to the Mets, ripping him is not justified

Updated: February 20, 2011, 1:52 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- After Tom Glavine's disappointing performance during Game No. 162 of the 2007 season cemented the New York Mets' first collapse and made Jimmy Rollins a prophet, Luis Castillo was the last player remaining in uniform in the home clubhouse at Shea Stadium, lamenting the defeat.

It was particularly notable because Castillo had far less invested in those Mets than his teammates. He had arrived in a July 30 trade with the Minnesota Twins. He had not yet signed that ill-advised ...

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