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Carlos Beltran blasts Mets

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09:21 AM ET 12.21 | Carlos Beltran hopes his second tenure in New York ends better than the first one did -- both on and off the field. Beltran was all smiles Friday as he finally slipped into Yankees pinstripes, a jersey he's longed to wear for several years. But as he discussed his excitement about joining the Yankees for the next three years, Beltran also took some shots at the Mets for the way they treated him during his final years in Queens. "It wasn't right, put it that way," said Beltran, who was criticized for skipping a September 2010 team visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, then targeted by Fred Wilpon in May of 2011 when the owner told The New Yorker that the outfielder was "65 to 70% of what he was. It's a shame," Beltran said.

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December 21, 2013  10:12 AM ET

He should just leave it alone. The Mets winning ways speak for themselves....

December 21, 2013  10:25 AM ET

Unless there's more than this article, he didn't say much at all when he was asked about it.

December 21, 2013  10:55 AM ET

Another disrespected multi millionaire athlete. Get over it dude...............

December 21, 2013  11:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Take your paycheck, buddy. It's the past. Actions speak louder than words.

the past its on the past,,,beltran and mets should forget about it!!

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December 21, 2013  01:00 PM ET

Carlos "Bat on the Shoulder" Beltran.

December 21, 2013  02:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Carlos "Bat on the Shoulder" Beltran.

Let's see, on one hand we have what every intelligent baseball mind says is one of the best post season hitters in post season history and who has a solid chance of being enshrined in Cooperstown. On the other we have a disgruntled Mets fan. Enough said.

December 21, 2013  02:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Carlos "Bat on the Shoulder" Beltran.

Too bad your other players didn't hit equally to Beltran in that series where Mets fans are still frozen because your team would have won. It's childish and absurd to judge an outstanding career on one at bat. It was over seven years ago. You should be mad at your ownership for draining so much money from the team to cover their bad investments.

December 21, 2013  03:25 PM ET

Irrespective of the Mets and Wilpon, Beltran was a mutt when he played fpr the Mets: didn't want to be there, didn't show up for charity events, didn't lead by example/ There was not a single Mets fan who shed a tear when he was traded,

December 21, 2013  04:46 PM ET

how much money did the mets over pay him for not being the player they thought he was when they signed him? and he got his feelings hurt when the man paying him all that money dare speak his mind? wait until he chokes in the clutch for the yankees if he thinks that was disrespectful he hasn't heard anything compared to what he will from yankees fans if he does not live up to the contract.

December 21, 2013  05:25 PM ET
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Irrespective of the Mets and Wilpon, Beltran was a mutt when he played fpr the Mets: didn't want to be there, didn't show up for charity events, didn't lead by example/ There was not a single Mets fan who shed a tear when he was traded,

Yea, well, Beltran had a 126 ops+ while with the Mets, I'd try to explain what that means but I'm sure that would be a waste of my time. As for choking in the clutch, Beltran has a playoff 1.13 OPS, the self proclaimed Mr. October an .885. Again, I know it involves numbers so I don't expect you to grasp the nuance.

December 21, 2013  07:44 PM ET
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how much money did the mets over pay him for not being the player they thought he was when they signed him? and he got his feelings hurt when the man paying him all that money dare speak his mind? wait until he chokes in the clutch for the yankees if he thinks that was disrespectful he hasn't heard anything compared to what he will from yankees fans if he does not live up to the contract.

Your brain is fried. He is one of the most clutch performers in the history of the game. Okay he lost his power in the WS this year. He had some seriously bruised ribs from an awesome catch in the outfield. I wish all the Cardinal players had his grit in the layoffs and WS.

December 21, 2013  10:05 PM ET

Ummmm.....Mr. Bitter? Table for 1? (Turn the page).

December 21, 2013  11:32 PM ET

Quit worrying about the Mets. That was Years and Millions of Dollars in the past. You should spend your time concerned about producing in the pin stripes. If you don't the mets will have the last laugh.

December 21, 2013  11:48 PM ET

Carlos, you proved him wrong! !!

December 22, 2013  01:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Take your paycheck, buddy. It's the past. Actions speak louder than words.

Get a life Lincoln, go find a job.

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December 24, 2013  04:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Be a fan for a better team. Really.And why do you have so many calluses on your hand?

Stop taking advantage of the welfare system. Get a job. Really.

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