Mets Should Part Ways With Carlos Beltran

July 23, 2010 Los Angeles, CA..Mets Carlos Beltran  in action during the Major League Baseball game between the New York Mets and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. The Mets defeated the Dodgers, 6-1..Josh Thompson/CSM.

This week’s saga of three Mets skipping the teams appearance at a local hospital is just another negative story that has surrounded Carlos Beltran and the New York Mets this season.

In case you haven’t heard, Luis Castillo, Oliver Perez and Carlos Beltran all skipped a visit to the Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington D.C.

David Wright had a thought about that “You’d Like to see everybody. I don’t think it’s big enough until you get everybody.

Still some Met fans don’t see the big deal. The visit to the hospital wasn’t mandatory but however you slice it the visit or non-visit by the three Mets is a distraction in what has a terrible season.

For Beltran his behavior has been uncalled for, for a while now. Many fans and people in the front office still don’t understand why the center fielder waited until February to get surgery on his knee when he knew about it since October.

The other two people who failed to show up are non factors. We all are fully aware of Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo’s trouble and attitude problems of late and when those names appeared everyone kind of expected it.

Except Carlos Beltran is different. Five years ago the Mets gave Beltran a 7-year $119 million deal. The Mets had envisioned Beltran becoming a leader in the organization. Nothing like that has ever occurred.

I hate to say it now but it seems like Beltran is actually becoming a bigger headache than he is actually worth. In 50 games this year he is batting a dismal .235 with two homers and 18 RBI’s.

It wouldn’t be bad if Beltran was a good clubhouse guy, but he’s not.

How much more can we take? How many games does Beltran have left in a Mets uniform?

I understand that Beltran is a great talent and there is no doubt about that. But he has become nothing but nuisance to this club.

It’s time for the Mets to part ways with Beltran before this whole team has an attitude like him.

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2 thoughts on “Mets Should Part Ways With Carlos Beltran

  1. TD

    If the Met's were in first place, or even in the the playoff hunt, I highly doubt that the 'WalterReedGate' saga never even appears in the on the papers. It is fitting though that these three guys were the ones to skip it.

    It's almost a sure thing that the Met's will eat some or all of Castillo's (6m) and Perez's (12m) contracts this off season. There would be little to no value for Beltran this coming off season. The Met's would have to pick up some of his 2011 salaray (18.5 million). That's a lot of money to eat. If the management is up for that, I'm all for it. I doubt that will be the case.

    I agree that it's time to part ways with Beltran. However, the Met's would do themselves a favor by trading him next July. This is extended spring training for him right now. Since 2011 is his walk year and he will be healthier, Beltran should put up some nice numbers. And then let's hope some teams believe he still has some 2004 post season magic left in his body.

    Of course, all bets are off if they are in a playoff hunt. That would be a miracle. There aren't enough free agents this year to help this lousy team compete in 2011.

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