1) My point about K-Rod isn't just wrong. And the points about Perez and Castillo are kind of weak. (The Mets could have kept both in hopes of later trading them, saving $1 or $2MM *maybe*, but that's unlikely.) I should have instead pointed out that the Mets are keeping Reyes through the season, at a cost, from here on out, of at least $4MM.
2) Ratto doesn't reply to me. Again, he reiterates that the Mets should be looking to shed salary, and doing anything else is "goofy." But a few minutes later, he moves onto another topic, and having been ignored already, I move on.
But fast forward a few hours, and he's on it again. (I don't know what he means by the Mets "cav[ing] so severely on Beltran," but I assume that again is a reference to them paying the Giants his salary.)