“It was a great pickup,” Contreras said of the acquisition of Castro from the New York Mets on May 29. “No disrespect to A.J (Pierzynski). I won 17 in a row with A.J.. But having Ramon on the team is like a fresh start with the team, as a whole. “I’ve shook off Ramon twice, and both times they hit home runs. So I’m not going to shake him off often anymore.”
Ozzie Guillen commented on Contreras’ resurgence:
“I think it’s like making a big trade,” Guillen said. “That’s the way I look at it. That’s a big trade for us to have him. He came up right on time when we most needed it. We struggled early when he got here. Since he’s got here, stuff has started turning around with the pitching staff. I think everyone is back on track.”
UPDATE: Scot Gregor looks on Ozzie’s comments and wonders if Kenny is satisfied with his team and done trading for now.