Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Good-Bye Carlos!

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The word on the street is that Carlos Beltran to the San Francisco Giants is all but a done deal. All the Mets need is for Beltran to waive his no-trade clause and he's off to Frisco. So as a Mets fan, let me say GOOD-BYE now because it sounds like a sweet deal and he would be foolish not to take it. So as far as I'm concerned-- he's outta here!

The Giants are in excellent position to return to the playoffs and defend their World Series championship. This would be a great opportunity for Beltran who hasn't seen any playoff action since the 2006 NLCS. You know, the one where he struck out on 3 pitches, the last being a called third strike, against the St. Louis Cardinals Adam Wainwright to end the series and put the Cardinals in the World Series. An at-bat that has gone down as perhaps the most infamous in New York Mets history. That 2006 NLCS.

Oh yeah, almost forgot-- he struck out on 3 pitches with the bases loaded to end the game, leaving the tying and winning runs on base. That's the 2006 NLCS I'm referring to. But then again, who's remembering?

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But seriously, with the Giants, Beltran can perhaps write a new chapter in his playoff book and put 2006 behind him. So in my opinion he should take the gig because there's nothing happening here with the Mets and in ownership's eyes, he has overextended his welcome here. This is "rebuild city" from what I'm seeing.

So GOOD LUCK in Frisco, Carlos.

As for his new teammate, Brian Wilson....

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I guess the bearded-one knew something we didn't know when he was announcing the NL starting line-up at the All-Star Game. Hey Brian, since you also spoke to President Obama the other day, what did he say is going to happen with this debt crisis thing?

And finally, I wonder how Mr. Met is handling all the chaos surrounding his team?


Don't worry Mr. Met, I'm just as much a disgruntled Mets fan as you are.

UPDATE (7-28-11): Beltran accepts trade to Giants! http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=Ak1RPP6lj6Aikb9RyrLbjhgRvLYF?slug=ap-giants-beltran

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