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.