Tag: Beltran

An Under-appreciated All-Star: A Case For Carlos Beltran

An article by posted on June 22, 2010 0 Comments

On October 19th, 2006 Adam Wainwright’s knee-buckling curve ball did more than strike out Carlos Beltran to end the NLCS and shatter the Mets hopes of going to the World Series.  Once Tim Welke called strike 3, opinions of Carlos in the minds of Met fans would be altered.  That one at-bat, that one pitch, may have set the groundwork for  Beltran becoming on of […]

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Beltran Plays Center, Scheduled for Late July Return

An article by posted on June 12, 2010 0 Comments

Today the NY Post reported that Carlos Beltran played 3 innings in center field for Port St. Lucie.  He was responsible for 2 put-outs and went 3 for 5 at the plate with 2 singles, a home run, and a walk.  This is a significant indicator on the proximity of Carlos’ return to the Mets.  […]

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Drafting Harvey Was Easy, Dealing With Boras Won’t Be

An article by posted on June 7, 2010 0 Comments

Now that the Mets have drafted UNC product Matt Harvey with the seventh overall pick in the draft, the task at hand now becomes signing him before the August 16th deadline. I was a little shocked by the Mets selection, not because he was reach or not as talented as those they passsed on, but I didn’t […]

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Pagan’s Maturing Giving Mets Options

An article by posted on May 23, 2010 0 Comments

Last winter, when the Mets signed Jason Bay, I was struck by the amount of talented players whom the Mets had procured and had to play the outfield in 2010. I envisioned an outfield of Beltran flanked by Bay and the ex-Brave Jeff Francoeur, who had come to the Mets in the Ryan Church deal, and had […]

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2010 National League All-Stars… Starting Center Field, Carlos Beltran?

An article by posted on May 22, 2010 0 Comments

As you all are well aware the All-Star ballots are a joke.  We all know it is a popularity contest and more times then not, a more popular player will be chosen over a more deserving player.  In addition to being a mockery of the League’s best talent, it also reflects 1900 technology resorting to […]

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MetsMerized Player Of The Week! (Week 6)

An article by posted on May 18, 2010 0 Comments

I openly admit that I have not come to terms with the fact that we actually dealt with a four game sweep in Florida, because in my recent memory, that has never happened before. The Mets were usually able to scratch out a game or something, but we really messed it up this weekend. It’s […]

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The Mets Must Stay The Course Until Beltran Returns

An article by posted on May 13, 2010 0 Comments

The 18-16 Mets currently find themselves in third place, two and a half games behind the first place Philadelphia Phillies. Back in March, while the Mets were getting ready to close out Port St. Lucie and head north for Opening Day, I felt that the Mets stood a good chance of going to the post season […]

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After 28 Games Mets Fans Remain Hopeful

An article by posted on May 7, 2010 0 Comments

On the one hand, I’m by no means convinced that the Mets are a legitimate playoff contender.  On the other hand they are much improved in virtually every facet of their game.  And that combined with relative parity in the National League certainly should keep the Mets in the Wild Card race as summer approaches.  […]

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Beltran Still Not Close To A Return

An article by posted on April 30, 2010 0 Comments

At the end of spring training, Carlos Beltran said he wanted to begin running exercises in Port St. Lucie on April 10, and rejoin the Mets by at least early May, but after three weeks of Beltran’s self-imposed deadline he is still not close to returning. According to the New York Daily News Beltran was fitted for a custom knee […]

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What If Beltran Doesn’t Return?

An article by posted on April 23, 2010 0 Comments

Last night’s Met victory provided me with a brief moment of satisfaction as it pertains to this team. It’s frustrating seeing the Mets flailing away at the baseball at times. Johan pitched pretty well however, and the Mets finally won a series. Rejoice Met Nation! I must broach a subject that has perplexed and exasperated me […]

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