Carlos Beltran

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    June 22, 2012

    How Does The Mets 1962-2012 All-time Team Stack Up to The Yankees?

    Last night, SNY broadcast the Mets All-time Team 1962-2012 from the 92nd Street Y. I love programs like this -- the video clips, the debates on old ballplayers, et al. The voting panel of the Daily News' John Harper and Mike Lupica, the Post's Mike Vaccaro,'s Marty Noble, and Mets broadcast ... More >>

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    June 1, 2012

    Come Back, Carlos Beltran, All Is Forgiven

    I wonder what kind of reaction Carlos Beltran will get when he comes to bat tonight at Citifield? Will fans respond to him as if he was, perhaps, the best all-around player the Mets had over 7 seasons? I can't blame Mets fans if they don't remember it that way. I didn't even remember Beltran mysel ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011

    Mets' CBA Quandary: Should Wright Stay or Should He Go?

    The new five-year collective bargaining agreement signed by baseball owners and players yesterday features a list of tweaks to rules big and small: Among other things, fair/foul calls can now be overruled by instant replay, teams can activate a 26th man for doubleheaders, and those shatter-prone map ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    Carlos Beltran: Remembering a Great Career

    Carlos Beltran‚ÄčIt's a shame that Carlos Beltran couldn't have delivered something more fitting than a soft fly ball to left in his final at-bat as a Met. But the fans at Citi Field yesterday didn't seem to care. In fact, the twin chants of "Car-los Bel-tran" and "Fare-well, Carlos" wafted through ... More >>

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    May 24, 2011

    Fred Wilpon and the Mets: In Charge, but Not in Control

    ​Let's address Fred Wilpon's comments on the Mets stars, which are being quoted everywhere: On David Wright: "He's pressing. A really good kid. A very good player. Not a superstar." OK, dump on Wright while he's in a terrible slump (batting just .226 so far). He's a career .302 hitter, h ... More >>

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    May 18, 2011

    Jorge Posada is 39 and Can't Hit, Catch, or Run. And the Post Thinks He's Trade Material?

    ​So now we know that the rumors we've been hearing have been true: namely that Joe Girardi and Jorge Posada don't get along, have not gotten along since they were both catching for the Yankees, and Jorge took the job away from Joe back in 1998, and that that appears to be what was behind the w ... More >>

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    April 25, 2011

    David Wright Trade Rumors Another Sign Mets Fire Sale May Be Imminent

    ​Are Mets fan going to be responsible for a self-fulfilling prophecy? As's Adam Rubin points out, "The chatter on the airwaves about considering dealing [David] Wright has intensified, since he would yield more than any other player on the roster. It is a far more extreme suggestion t ... More >>

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    April 22, 2011

    Blaming Mets Stars: Just a Prelude to a Fire Sale?

    ​Now it's Jason Bay who we're told symbolizes what's wrong with the Mets. You might have thought it was Bernie Madoff, but a couple of weeks ago it was Luis Castillo, and this week it's Bay. According to ESPNNewYork's Rob Parker, "It may sound a bit harsh, but in reality, Bay represents all th ... More >>

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    March 30, 2011


    Say a prayer for the New York Mets

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    October 4, 2010

    Jerry Manuel Has Great Year, Gets Fired By the Mets Anyway

    ​Bye-bye, Jerry. Lost so far in the blizzard of post-Omar Minaya commentary is real discussion about whether or not Jerry Manuel should also have been fired. For those of us who like and respect Manuel and think he did a good job of keeping a potential circus atmosphere under control, the ques ... More >>

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    September 10, 2010

    Are the Mets Looking for a Reason to Dump Carlos Beltran?

    ​When is a controversy not a controversy? Offhand, we'd say when it hasn't stirred up any controversy. Carlos Beltran's sacrifice fly Wednesday gave the Mets a 3-2 win over the Nationals, and you'd think that in a season of such unrelenting disappointment that might be a high note. But fo ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010

    Jamba Juice to Expand Coffee & Breakfast; Pizza Hut to Slash Prices

    ​In an effort to turnaround lagging sales, Jamba Juice says it's considering expanding its new hot coffee service, as well as breakfast, and may add drive-thru locations. [Nation's Restaurant News] Mets slugger Carlos Beltran has had so many meals at Sofrito that he is now a partner in the re ... More >>

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    July 20, 2010


    The Mets take on the St. Louis Cardinals

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    July 15, 2010

    Johan Santana and Jerry Manuel Get Beaned by Daily News

    Give the guy a break!There are some curious grades in today's Daily News midseason report on the Mets and Yankees. Andy Martino, evaluating the Mets, gives Johan Santana just a B . And Jerry Manuel gets just a B-?

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    May 24, 2010

    Jerry Manuel Saved by K-Rod's Strikeout of A-Rod? If You Think That, You Aren't Paying Attention

    Safe, for now​Was K-rod's whiff of A-Rod last night the pitch that saved Jerry Manuel's job -- at least for another week or so? Probably. The first we saw to call for Manuel's firing in print was Mike Vaccaro in the Post last Monday. Last Friday, Filip Bondy said as much in the Daily News (" ... More >>

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    April 13, 2010


    New York Mets host the Chicago Cubs

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    March 11, 2010

    Jose Reyes, Mets Straighten Out Thyroid Story, But -- Questions Remain! (Update: Reyes Out 2-6 Weeks)

    ​In the latest medical dispute between Mets players and management, Jose Reyes, who was sent up from spring training for a thyroid check, told the world his thyroid was fine, while the Mets said it was overactive. Later they all got together, and Reyes' agent clarified, saying Reyes' thyroid ... More >>

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    February 17, 2010

    Jerry Manuel Vows To Make Mets Spring Training About Actual Training

    ​Looking for bright spots as the Mets pitchers and catchers report? Here's one: Jerry Manuel has vowed to put his team through a starter course in fielding fundamentals. If you doubt they need it, consider some of these facts: First, the Mets fielded at exactly the league average, .984, last ... More >>

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    February 2, 2010

    Mets Doctors Doing a Heckuva Job, Apparently

    ​As if we didn't know by now, something is wrong -- drastically wrong -- with the Mets front office and the way they're handling their players. All the fuss over Carlos Beltr√°n's surgery and management's indignation over not being informed might have been written off as a failure to communica ... More >>

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    February 1, 2010

    J.J. Putz Says Mets Didn't "Really" Give Him a Physical, Suggests Team Told Him to Hide Injury

    Everyone was very excited when the Mets acquired Mariners reliever J.J. Putz at the end of 2008. "If J.J. Putz is healthy," said ESPN's Keith Law, "the Mets got one of the best closers on the market." But apparently Putz wasn't so healthy; he didn't have a great 2009 ("Putz looks hurt," wrote Dave ... More >>

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    January 20, 2010

    Jockbeat: Was Missing Bengie Molina the Mets' First Error of the Season?

    ​Can we stop talking about Carlos Beltran's knee surgery for just a minute? Bengie Molina is far from the best catcher in baseball, but he was clearly the best on the free agent market. And with 20 home runs and 80 RBIs last season, he was a significant upgrade from anyone the Mets had or wer ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    Carlos Beltran, Mets Squabble Over Surgery; Are Mets Doctors Too Keen to Clear Hurt Players?

    ​Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran is saying that before he had surgery on his knee this week, he got the okay from Mets GM Omar Minaya. He says via his agent Scott Boras that he spoke to Minaya on Tuesday, and that Minaya "did not ask me to wait, or to get another doctor's opinion. He just wishe ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010

    Carlos Beltran Got a Knee Operation, Didn't Ask Team, May Miss Opener

    ​Mets star Carlos Beltran's knee was bothering him, so he got surgery. Usually players ask the team for permission first, but Beltran appears not to have done so. Bleacher Report doesn't blame him: "He could no longer listen to the hackery coming from the Mets' team doctors that his knee was s ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010

    Jockbeat: Carlos Beltran Has His Own Doctor? What a Shock!

    ​Has the New York press gotten so accustomed to Mets bad news that they put a negative slant on everything? For instance, John Harper's take in today's Daily News on Carlos Beltran's decision to have knee surgery. ("Sudden surgery for Carlos Beltran another shock to New York Mets system") The ... More >>

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    December 15, 2009

    Jockbeat: Mets Shut Out in Halladay Contest For Distance in Florida?

    ​Curiouser and curiouser. The story of how NYC's two teams -- with the most potential revenue in baseball -- could have been shut out of deals involving the three best free agent pitchers in baseball seems as baffling today as it did yesterday. For now, let's focus on the Mets. According to ... More >>

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    September 15, 2009

    TAKE ME OUT . . .

    . . . To one last ball game at Citi Field

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    August 17, 2009

    David Wright Says He'll Be Back; No Rush, Say We

    ​David Wright, who was very badly beaned on Saturday, suited up and appeared before the press this afternoon to tell them he was "embarrassed" to be on the disabled list, despite the fact that he was unable for move for several minutes after a 94-mph Matt Cain fastball conked him, and is still ... More >>

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    July 17, 2009

    Jockbeat: The Mets at Midseason

    The Mets aren't going to win anything this year. That's what you really want to know, so we'll give it to you right off.  They're only four games under .500, but the problem now isn't just that the Phillies appear much stronger, but that Florida and Atlanta are in front of them in the NL East. ... More >>

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    July 6, 2009

    Mets Swept in Philly

    Perhaps it's appropriate you hear it from the Lansdowne, PA Reporter: "The Phillies were a dead team walking. They were in a tailspin... But the perfect remedy for the Phillies, as has been the case in each of the last two Septembers, is a stumbling, fumbling New York Mets team in worse shape." The ... More >>

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    June 29, 2009

    Jockbeat: The Mets are in Worse Shape Than You Think

    As the Mets prepare for what looks like a rough seven game road trip -- starting tonight with the first of three games against the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers and ending with three against the NL East-leading Philadelphia Phillies over the Fourth of July weekend -- it's time to face up to s ... More >>

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    June 17, 2009


    The Mets take on the Cardinals

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    June 15, 2009

    Jockbeat: What We Did, and Didn't Predict about the Mets/Yankees Matchup

    From our Friday Jockbeat on the Yankees-Mets:  "The odds seem pretty good that the Yankees can take at least two of three, most likely the first two. Joba Chamberlain ... has been pitching very well of late, only 3-1 for the season but solid in two no-decision starts ... "Saturday the odds ... More >>

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    June 12, 2009

    Our Subway Series Prediction: Yankees, Yankees, Mets

    It isn't just the economy and the ticket prices that will produce all those empty seats at Yankee Stadium tonight. The Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies have taken much of the wind out of this season's first Subway Series. As we go to press, you can still go to the Yankees web site and g ... More >>

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    June 1, 2009

    11-Week-Old 5th Suspected Swine Flu Death in City

    Oddly, after a few suspected swine flu deaths which were announced but whose victims remain unnamed, we learn that 11-week-old Steven Montañez is thought to have died from the virus this weekend. Both "the boy's family and an official close to his case" tell the Daily News the infant went unc ... More >>

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    April 15, 2009


    The Washington Nationals take on the Mets’ fearsome foursome

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    April 6, 2009

    Mets' Opening Day Live on the Internet!

    Infield hit for Reyes! He steals second! Daniel Murphy grounds out, Reyes to third! David Wright strikes out, Carlos Delgado walks! Carlos Beltran flies out to center! Thus the New York Mets begin their season in Cincinnati. We can only afford to watch the avatars at the plate, but it's sti ... More >>

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    March 30, 2009

    Jockbeat: Will the Mets have the best bats in baseball this year?

    As usual, the New York Mets ignored my advice and didn't sign Manny Ramirez. They could have done it, you know. If the Dodgers talked him into a two-year deal, the Mets could have done it, too. I know a lot of you disagree with me, but my point is this: with Manny in the batting order, the Mets woul ... More >>

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    March 9, 2009

    Jockbeat: The Real MVP of Baseball, Going by Stats

    Who's the most complete player in baseball?  According to baseball writer Dave Fleming, he's the only guy of the 2008 season who batted above .275, hit for power, drew at least 60-70 walks a year, stole more than 20 bases (and was successful at least 75 percent of the time), was a good fielder ... More >>

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    September 26, 2008

    Mook-ie! Rabble Cheer Mets' Unexpected Win

    The threat of rain led to many late arrivals at Shea tonight; the steady drizzle that started mid-game led to many early departures, especially among the high-class field-seated patrons unprotected by the overhang, leaving mostly mooks of the sort who traditionally give Shea its savor to roar when C ... More >>

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    August 19, 2008
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    June 5, 2007

    Bandwagon, Anyone?

    It's time New York got more excited about the Mets

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    March 20, 2007

    Stealing Mickey's Mantle

    José Reyes could be the greatest—if he doesn't figure out just how much Mets fans want from him

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    March 6, 2007

    Every Pitcher Tells a Story

    Reyes anointed, Schilling bloated, and the Keyser Soze of baseball: Notes from spring training

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    October 17, 2006

    Seven Days in Shea

    Why do the Mets keep torturing us?

  • NYC Life

    September 26, 2006

    Mets and Yankees: If Neither One Wins It's a Shame

    Peering into the dugouts of the hometown heroes

  • NYC Life

    January 25, 2005

    A League of Their Own

    New York baseball clubs' spate of superstar signings is all about the best offer on the table

  • NYC Life

    December 14, 2004

    Drug Bunt

    If faith in stats is a baseball fan's lifeblood, what to do when the numbers are doped up?

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    November 23, 1999