Monday, June 22, 2009

Beltran's Knee - Will The Mets Do The Right Thing?

Just an addition to Long Island Met Fan's last post...With Beltran saying his knee is really sore, and he is concerned (read Tim Britton -, will the Mets do the right thing?

When it comes to injured players, the Mets have the propensity for complicating a free lunch. Whether it's Carlos DelGado, Ryan Church, Jose Reyes, etc. they either have a terrible medical team, or even worse administration. Now with Beltran clearly hobbling on the bad knee, regardless of what today's MRI concludes, will the Mets do the right thing. We all know they are the walking wounded, but running a star player out there isn't the answer. Beltran is the most underrated player in the league. He hits well, is arguably the best CF in the game, hits with power, has a strong arm, and runs well. Yet, he is always the one people complain about. He runs out to CF everyday without complaint while hurt. If you need further proof, just look at the video in the above link.

I believe Beltran needs to be put on the DL. I'm just waiting for the MRI to reveal something, and Beltran will continue to play, and have surgery in the off season. That is this team's M.O. Remember JJ Putz?

Beltran has two years remaining on his contract after this year. Let's not risk destroying those years by running him out there everyday when he is clearly injured. Right now this team is a measly one game over .500. The only reason they are still alive is that the Phillies have lost seven straight.

It's time for Fred, Jeff, Omar, and Jerry to do the right thing. I can honestly see this team having Beltran on the bench, not disable him, and play for a couple of weeks with a 24 man roster. It has been done many times before. If you don't learn from history, you are bound to repeat it.

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