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Report: Carlos Beltran is 'furious with the Mets'

Feb 8, 2010, 1:50 PM EDT

Joel Sherman of the New York Post writes that Carlos Beltran is “furious with the Mets” for how they’ve handled his knee surgery publicly and may let that impact his return timetable:

He wonders if he should have been playing last year (in other words, was he properly diagnosed?). More important, he pushed to initially play in pain and then rush back in a lost season.

The Mets probably should not expect Beltran to prioritize the team this time around. He turns 33 in April. His contract walk year is 2011. So I expect that Beltran will take care of No. 1 and make sure he does not do anything to hurt himself for a 2011 salary-drive season.

Of course, making sure he’s completely healthy following surgery before jumping back into the lineup is probably a good thing, so the notion that Beltran is hurting the team by not rushing back from a major injury seems kind of strange. After all the Mets went through last season, the last thing they should want is a star player going through something less than a full rehab and/or playing at less than full strength.

  1. Moses Green - Feb 8, 2010 at 2:14 PM

    He must be a mellow guy, because he should have already been furious with them. Then with the whole post-surgery PR fiasco he should have moved on to whatever is beyond furious.

  2. Gammons Lovechild - Feb 8, 2010 at 2:23 PM

    Sounds a little like a movie yes? Carlos Beltran: Beyond Furious.
    First they made him play hurt. Then they tried to make him play hurt some more. This time, it’s personal.

  3. moreflagsmorefun - Feb 8, 2010 at 2:28 PM

    Was he hurt when he looked at strike three with his bat on his shoulders in game 7 of the 2006 NL Championship?

  4. Geo - Feb 8, 2010 at 2:30 PM

    I would hope that a professional team would not intentionally screw up one of there three or four top players. that being said, this guy never really wanted to be a MET, he was going to take less to go to the Yankees but either his agent or the UNION would not allow this. as for him being furious, I am STILL furious thinking about him having the bat on his shoulder against the Cards in the playoffs.

  5. Mojo - Feb 8, 2010 at 2:58 PM

    Carlos is a God fearing Christian man. He is a very decent man. I expect he will do the right thing for everyone concerned in the end.

  6. dave - Feb 8, 2010 at 3:23 PM

    Why must it suck so bad to be a Mets fan?

  7. Jason L - Feb 8, 2010 at 3:27 PM

    Every stupid thing the Mets do is because of Omar Minaya. Omar Minaya is a moron.

  8. BC - Feb 8, 2010 at 3:35 PM

    Yes it does suck, Dave. I want to publicly thank the person that invented Nardil. Nothing like a strong mood-altering nonselective monoamine oxidase inhibitor to make you forget how truly deplorable your team is.
    That, or a bottle of Jack Daniels.

  9. Walter Bishop - Feb 8, 2010 at 3:39 PM

    No wonder why the Mutt’s and their crapipark are located in a fitting named part of Queens, Flushing!!! Nothing suprises us Yankees fan about the Mutt’s and they’re second rate ball team, the way they handled this mess with Beltran, it’s no wonder why Beltran is so pissed at them. I hope he doesn’t return until the Mutt’s are already out of the playoffs, which will probably be around June! Hey, I just realized that is why fate made the Mutt’s sign Jason Bay in they’re fantastic off-season (snicker hehe). The Yankees fans can now chant when they visit crapipark, “send the CRAP out to Flushing Bay!”

  10. Omar Minaya - Feb 8, 2010 at 3:56 PM

    Hey, I resemble that remark!

  11. Old Gator - Feb 8, 2010 at 4:12 PM

    If Carlos Beltran is furious with the Mutts, he might as well become a Mutts fan. They all feel the same way. There’s definitely a free dinner in this for Carlos somewhere.

  12. John Pileggi - Feb 8, 2010 at 4:56 PM

    When you have a mellow pro like Beltran angry at you, something is wrong. It ain’t Minaya, it is Jeff WIlpon

  13. Jack Meoffer - Feb 8, 2010 at 4:56 PM

    Just because you are a God fearing Christian man does not mean you can be a money grubbing athlete who will sit on your ass and get paid millions of dollars when you can be playing. It’s another of the many reasons why I stopped going to games. I work to *#*$ing hard for my money to pay a fortune for nose bleed seats to see some Triple A play filling in because the “star” is sitting on his ass to protect himself for a new contract.

  14. mikeppsych - Feb 8, 2010 at 6:55 PM

    Why is everybody picking on him about the bat on his shoulders – it was very heavy and he was probably tired from carrying all of his Met money to the bank.

  15. Moses Green - Feb 8, 2010 at 7:12 PM

    Because Mutts fans are bitter douche-nozzles. Like no one else ever took a strike by mistake in the history of baseball. Give it a rest you pathetic pukes. They don’t win because they aren’t good enough. Period. You’re starting to sound like those Cubs fans fer crissakes.

  16. mike - Feb 9, 2010 at 12:05 AM

    He has got to be the most overrated signing in NY since Danny TartaBULL!

  17. pooh - Feb 9, 2010 at 9:52 AM

    At what point do adults take responsibility for there own actions. There was a time when players didn’t get paid what they get paid now and played through some serious pain. These guys now a days get a hang nail and their crying. Please if he was hurt he should have sat period theres been plenty of times this primadonna says ‘I wont play unless I’m 100%. Comon who walks around life at 100%. Theres always nicks. If it was bad he should of sat. Half the team was on vaction 2 mons into season Beltran wasn’t gunna make much dif. Giants use same medical personel why don’t we hear anything from there players. Those guys actually take car accident type hits and these baseball sissies are always crying about this pain and that. Trade his ass right now if you can. Get a starting pitcher and stick the kid (Martinez) out there. Bet he’d be happy to play everyday.

  18. Chemistry - Feb 9, 2010 at 1:44 PM

    What does being a “god fearing Christian” have to do with anything? The world must fear christians! They have killed millions in the name of their religon alone and they add to that count with each day. Keep religon out of sports!!!!!

  19. cubfan48 - Feb 9, 2010 at 3:08 PM

    Give us a break you dweeb!! Cub fans just love their team – win or lose – and we don’t blame anyone (except possibly the GM who traded away Mark DeRosa!) for our poor showing. It will happen one day and we are just patient. SO GET OFF OUR BACKS!!!

  20. draculae - Feb 9, 2010 at 5:37 PM

    Too bad Beltran doesn’t PLAY furious when he’s on the field. I’d trade his unenthusiastic butt just as soon as he show’s he’s healthy. The Mets should ditch this Lamo for some young players who aren’t afraid to get their uniforms dirty. And while they’re at it they should tell Jose “I don’t run out no grounders” Reyes he’s next.

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