Update 4/21 1:30 PM According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, Dr. Steadman, who performed the surgery on Carlos Beltran in January, told Carlos Beltran he should not run until all ‘hot spots,’ or bone bruises, are healed in his knee. However, Will Carroll of Baseball Prospectus is accusing the Mets of another coverup and writes, Hearing that Beltran’s exam was more negative than is being let on. “No progress, none at all.” Curious if Boras will comment. [...]
With Opening Day finally come (nice win!) and gone, I think it’s high time we put away our collective pessimism, our unified grumpiness as jilted Mets fans, and just have a little fun. Opening Day happens only once a year, right? But as we pop open those adult beverages and boil the mystery meat wonders of pure hot dog goodness , I will allow each and every one of you wonderful Mets fans a chance to jump [...]
The New York Mets are really hoping to surprise some people this season after the dismal, injury-riddled 2009, but a portion of that expectation is resting on the rehab from surgery on the right knee of Carlos Beltran. According to the New York Daily News, Beltran is likely going to be back in the lineup before early May. “Every day I’m improving,” Beltran told the paper. “I don’t feel the same way I did last year. At the [...]
Grapefruit action seems to be dulling the panic that echoed throughout Mets camp following news of Jose Reyes missing possibly 8 weeks of action due to a thyroid condition. Frankly the club has shown many positives in pre-season action, the negativity was clearly premature and their greatest area of concern, pitching, has shown great promise. That said, I tend to withhold all judgments until regular season action begins in less than a month. Preseason is a [...]
We all know the Mets added a power bat in Jason Bay, are still dealing with injuries/medical issues to key players like Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran, and have huge holes in the starting rotation. But I haven’t heard as much talk about the bullpen. A year ago, almost to the day, I wrote a blog on this site about how the Mets’ revamped bullpen, a terrible weakness in 2008, would pile up K’s and [...]
This is the time during Spring Training that all Major League teams start to cut down their rosters, sending some players down to their Minor League affiliates, while others are sent on their way right out of the organization. The funny thing about this process is that there are very few surprises as to who stays and who goes. Sometimes a young player with just a little minor league experience makes such an outstanding impression that [...]
The New York Mets have seen darker days than this; the midnight massacre in which Tom Seaver was traded away comes to mind. Another bad time for the Mets and their fan base was in the early 90’s when the Mets had the worst team that money could buy followed by the failure of Generation K. 2002 was a horrible year as the Mets signed a bunch of over the hill players for a lot [...]
Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger reports that Carlos Beltran expects to begin playing in rehab games by early April. By April, Beltran believes he will be able to play in rehabilitation games. Then it would take about a week to 10 days before he could rejoin the club. Acclimating to baseball will be easy. Getting to that point will take some time. By Beltran’s estimation, if he were to start playing rehab games by April 3rd [...]
Communication is important and it’s something that the Mets need to work on improving and fast if they want any success in the near future. The last couple of seasons have shown how the lack of communication has hurt this franchise on and off the field. The Mets promised things would be different this year, but it’s clear that not much has changed from a season ago. Carlos Beltran’s surgery is a key example of [...]
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