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If Mets say the word, Beltran may move

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08:14 AM ET 11.12 | Though more than half of respondents in a recent newspaper poll would like to seem him gone, Carlos Beltran is willing to stay with the Mets, even it it means moving. [The] outfielder on Thursday signaled an openness to several ideas that could make 2011 as smooth as possible: He will listen if the team asks him to move from center field, and is willing to waive his no-trade clause in the right situation. ... "I just still feel that I can play center field. But if the organization has different things in mind, then we have to talk about that. I'm all for doing whatever is good for the team. I have never been a selfish type of player."

New York Daily News

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November 12, 2010  08:46 AM ET

Believe that when I'd see it...better trade him.

November 12, 2010  08:57 AM ET

when he can stay on field....which has not been often he is among the best. he can still get it done in cf for any team.

November 12, 2010  08:57 AM ET

Not a selfish player ... tell that to the disabled veterans you screwed over in Philadelphia, you selfish jerk. As a Mets fan, I'm disgusted that you're on the team that I support. You're a flash in the pan who had one good offseason and haven't done crap since. Go away, scum bag.

November 12, 2010  08:57 AM ET

One good postseason .. not offseason.

November 12, 2010  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Not a selfish player ... tell that to the disabled veterans you screwed over in Philadelphia, you selfish jerk. As a Mets fan, I'm disgusted that you're on the team that I support. You're a flash in the pan who had one good offseason and haven't done crap since. Go away, scum bag.

You must be a teenager.. His first year in NY was awful. But his next few were pretty good before his injuries...



Refrain from ignorant comments next time.

November 12, 2010  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

You must be a teenager.. His first year in NY was awful. But his next few were pretty good before his injuries...Refrain from ignorant comments next time.

I'm 40 years old, and I'm a veteran. Supporting this selfish clown is ignorant. Calling him out for it is not. And just because a player hits 20+ HRs and has 100 RBIs, that doesn't make them a contributor to wins. He's the anti-clutch. A 3-run HR, or a 2-run double, in the 8th inning of a 9-2 game doesn't do much. And, my friend, this is about more than baseball. This is about young men with limbs missing due to wartime injuries ... waiting for one of the most popular players in baseball to put a smile on their faces ... and he had "other obligations." Don't call me ignorant, please. You couldn't be further off if you tried.

November 12, 2010  09:19 AM ET

I am a 40-year-old man, and I am a Veteran. This is about more than baseball and it's about more than stats. Other than Beltran being overrated, and not having more than a handful of meaningful, clutch hits/rbis since he's been with the Mets ... this is about Veterans who were sitting in a hospital ... missing limbs from war ... and waiting for one of MLB's biggest stars to come and put a smile on their face. He had "other obligations." His other obligations were because he had an opportunity to do something that would have made him money. So when you want to throw the word "ignorant" around, please get your facts straight. You couldn't be more incorrect if you gave a serious effort. Have a great day and think of Mr. Beltran the next time you see a disabled Vet.

November 12, 2010  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I'm 40 years old, and I'm a veteran. Supporting this selfish clown is ignorant. Calling him out for it is not. And just because a player hits 20+ HRs and has 100 RBIs, that doesn't make them a contributor to wins. He's the anti-clutch. A 3-run HR, or a 2-run double, in the 8th inning of a 9-2 game doesn't do much. And, my friend, this is about more than baseball. This is about young men with limbs missing due to wartime injuries ... waiting for one of the most popular players in baseball to put a smile on their faces ... and he had "other obligations." Don't call me ignorant, please. You couldn't be further off if you tried.

Keep your day job. you're awful on evaluating players.

November 12, 2010  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Keep your day job. you're awful on evaluating players.

So you're telling me that Carlos Beltran has contributed to the success of the NY Mets? He's been there 6 seasons and only 3 of them were good. The last two, he's played less than half seasons. He can barely play the position because his knees are shot. You're evaluating a different Beltran than I am.

November 12, 2010  09:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Not a selfish player ... tell that to the disabled veterans you screwed over in Philadelphia, you selfish jerk. As a Mets fan, I'm disgusted that you're on the team that I support. You're a flash in the pan who had one good offseason and haven't done crap since. Go away, scum bag.

Sounds like has about as much class as Manny Ramariz, who did the same thing when the Red Sox visited Walter Reed Hospital.....

November 12, 2010  09:51 AM ET

The Mets have had success?

November 12, 2010  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

The Mets have had success?

They've been very successful in signing one-trick ponies, has beens, wanna bes, and never weres. And they've got the record to prove it!!!

November 12, 2010  10:02 AM ET

I don't think you can pin all the mets losses on Beltran, the guy was the best CF in baseball while with the mets, before he got hurt. David Wright is an amazing 3B but the mets still don't win, I think their lack of SP's has been their main issue.

Do you know what his "other obligations" that day were? Maybe his reason was legit.

November 12, 2010  10:11 AM ET

This is the same player that cared so much about his team that he waited until just before Spring Training last year to have operation he could have had months earlier. The missed over half the season. He knows he is no longer a All Star caliber player.

November 12, 2010  10:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

I am a 40-year-old man, and I am a Veteran. This is about more than baseball and it's about more than stats. Other than Beltran being overrated, and not having more than a handful of meaningful, clutch hits/rbis since he's been with the Mets ... this is about Veterans who were sitting in a hospital ... missing limbs from war ... and waiting for one of MLB's biggest stars to come and put a smile on their face. He had "other obligations." His other obligations were because he had an opportunity to do something that would have made him money. So when you want to throw the word "ignorant" around, please get your facts straight. You couldn't be more incorrect if you gave a serious effort. Have a great day and think of Mr. Beltran the next time you see a disabled Vet.

seriously, c'mon! i'm a disabled veteran as well.....i could careless if beltran came to see me in the hospital or not!! some vets and soldiers would....i get that but let's be serious here as much as I love the sport of baseball or any sport for that matter they are only athletes.....nothing special about them and quite honestly have no more civic responsibility than you or I. many serve this country proudly because that's what we believe in; the majority did not do it to receive praise or recogniztion from millionaire athletes.

November 12, 2010  10:16 AM ET

I will hold it against Beltran that he missed seeing the Vets, he was not alone...But I wil not hate him for it. Just disappointing.

November 12, 2010  10:26 AM ET

I would ask anybody on this forum, what have YOU done to show appreciation for veterans and soldiers? You don't have to be a millionaire, hit a ball far, or throw the ball hard to show your appreciation for the men and women in uniform. beltran and the like are no different than the many we encounter every single day. It still brings a smile to the face of soldiers and vets when normal everyday people show their appreciation

November 12, 2010  10:34 AM ET

It would be nice if the cubs could move Soriano for him. I'm sure they'd have to pick up some of his nightmare contract. Then make a run at Dunn and Crawford. It would certainly balance the heavy right handed line up and add some patience, power, speed and balance to the line up. Screw the $200M wrigley upgrade. Put a product that's worth a d@#n on the field already!!!!

November 12, 2010  10:45 AM ET

Beltran, Castillo and Perez were the only 3 Mets who didn't go to the VA Hospital. Other than that, what do all 3 have in common?? Lazy baseball players who have inflated contracts, that don't want to play for the money they're being paid. Thanks, Omar.

 
November 12, 2010  11:27 AM ET

Maybe a move to DH is in order.

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