Hey Beltran, STFU!

Carlos Beltran after Sunday’s loss to the Rockies:

“What happens in the front office, there is nothing we can do about it,” he said. “We just need to continue to come to the ballpark and play hard and try to win ballgames. Whatever happens, happens. We’re employees here.”

Actually Carlos, have you taken a look at your batting average? It’s .256. There IS something you can do “about it”.

Oh and Carlos, you are not a clock punching “employee”…and I’m starting to think it was a huge mistake signing you. Beningo might have been right about you all along.

In his New York Times Bats Blog, Ben Shpigel shares the following Beltran stats with us:

One more thing that I noticed today. We all know that Carlos Beltran has had a difficult year. But how difficult, I wanted to see. This is what I found:

–Carlos Gomez, traded to Minnesota in the Johan Santana deal, has a higher average (.279 to .256) and as many home runs (four). That last stat boggles the mind.
According to Stats LLC, among the 49 major leaguers with a qualifying number of plate appearances in the cleanup spot, Beltran ranks 34th in average, 8th in RBI, tied for 22nd in homers and 25th in slugging percentage.
–Of players with at least 20 at-bats with runners in scoring position and two outs, Beltran has the sixth-worst average (.107) but the most at-bats (28).

Carlos, Its a big problem when your best highlights all season are the ones in your hair….and I thought the Mets were “the team to beat”.

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One Response

  1. I remember calling Carlos out big time when he made the “we’re the team to beat” comments earlier this year, because, well, imo, he hasn’t done much since coming here to merit speaking out and calling out the league that way.

    I took a lot of flak for it, but damned if I don’t think my criticism was warranted and correct.

    Carlos is the prototypical example of what’s wrong with a lot of baseball today. Hired guns, lengthy guaranteed contracts, lack of passion or even love of the game, and a corporate mentality.

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