The Question Of Whether Or Not To Trade Beltran
Bill Price of the Daily News says that Mets fans should appreciate Carlos Beltran while we still can, and points out the arguments from both sides of Beltran’s tenure in New York..
The folks who dislike Beltran will single out his at-bat against Adam Wainwright that ended the 2006 NLCS and ended with the bat on his shoulder – as if a swing and a miss would’ve been easier to take. His lost 2009 and 2010 seasons to injuries will also come up.
The pro-Beltran people will point to his incredible years in 2006, 2007 and 2008. They will point out his numbers in the NLCS before Game 7, they will point out how he came back in 05 after the horrible collision with Mike Cameron and will remind everyone he hit the last Met homer at Shea Stadium to tie Game 162 before our pen gave away the game and season one last time.
Price also states that if the Mets do move Beltran before the deadline, the trade will not be about him, but about starting the process of someday making the Mets world champs again, something Beltran could never do while he was here.
Meanwhile, MetsBlog shared comments Jon Heyman made on WFAN this morning:
“I think it’s less and less likely Carlos Beltran will be traded.” According to Heyman, the Mets were once willing to pay a portion of Beltran’s contract if it helped to move him. However, because he’s doing so well, and the team is winning, and because no team is willing to pay much for a rental player, it makes more sense for the Mets to keep him.
What are your thoughts? Do you trade Beltran, who along with Reyes, is a big reason the Mets are still contending? Or do you keep Beltran and hope the Mets continue to play good baseball?
About the Author: Craig Lerner
I'm a data analyst and researcher for a leading news agency who loves life and is hooked on the Mets. I love following the Amateur Draft and have a particular fondness for the Mets Minor Leagues who I follow each day. Give me a cold beer, a summer day, and a Mets game, and I'm good to go.
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