FOR SALE: CENTERFIELDER WITH GIMPY KNEES BUT A POTENTIAL POTENT BAT. SELLER VERY MUCH MOVTIVATED TO MAKE A DEAL

I read where Jon Heyman is spouting off about the Mets dealing Carlos Beltran to theRed Sox in a package that would include Jacoby Ellsbury  so long as the Mets eat about $15 mil of the $18 mil owed to Beltran in what will be his walk year.

As stated here time and again I am not a huge Carlos Beltran fan. He is an extremely talented player and a player who has produced for the Mets at a rate that Mets refuse to acknowledge. I think my frustration with Beltran is he’s been here so long, I think I’m just tired of him. So that is really on me and not Beltran. There is no statistical measure or in depth analysis I’m just a bit sick and tired of watching him. That said, to trade Beltran along with nearly  90 % of his salary and have Jacoby Ellsbury as the centerpiece of the deal is out and out ludicrous. Why would you deal off Beltran to save a measly $3mil ?

I think if that is the best deal the Mets can find for Beltran, then you’re better off keeping him. The problem with keeping him though is where do you play him? As of now, Beltran is a right fielder and if he’s is on board with that it would be a huge plus for the Mets in 2011. If he turns into a sour puss over the move, then you may have no choice put to move him for pennies on the dollar.

Beltran is not my cup of tea, but I respect his talent, I hope he accepts the right field job and has a career year, maybe I’d warm up to him if he did.

Bobby Parnell is done for the season with an inflamed elbow. Hopefully he recovers over the winter and is strong and ready for spring training.

I guess Jerry Manuel has found out what a lot of people who don’t see the world through pinstriped glasses knew, that St. Joseph of Torre is as phony as a counterfeit fifty. I have to side with Manuel here, look we all know that Manuel is a goner after October 3,  Seems The Sports Bloviator had a love fest with St. Joe on WFA N yesterday prior to Torre and his pet prodigy Donnie Baseball showing up for the unveiling of a monument as big as Mount Rushmore in honor of the late convicted felon and two time suspended owner of the NY Highlanders, the Bloviator badgered Torre about becoming Mets skipper in 2011. Instead of giving the standard hand job, saying that the Mets have a manager and it would inappropriate to talk about a job that someone is still employed (even though we know the skids in the Mets clubhouse are greased up like Weezer for Manuel) Torre politicked for the job to which Manuel found that a clear violation of the mangers code. It’s all about St. Joe.

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  1. Thanks for the part about his being a felon and his suspensions. Amazing how easy it is for some to forget that some are NOT nice guys-Bobby Cox is right there with GS.

  2. Originally Posted By RichThanks for the part about his being a felon and his suspensions. Amazing how easy it is for some to forget that some are NOT nice guys-Bobby Cox is right there with GS.

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    I’ll take the felon, you take the Wilpons. Okay, babe.

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  3. Beltran has all of next year to prove he’s a bat a team would want. He can be traded at any time during the season. What I’m waiting for is our Post Season Public Executions. Heads are going to roll! Doesn’t matter if it shakes up the team or not. Just give us blood!

  4. George the Stork says:

    Great picture, but I think the Bloviator is fatter than that.

  5. Was Howie Spira at the ceremony for the unveiling of that enormous sign for a man who plead guilty to illegal campaign contributions and obstruction of justice?
    What about all those Yankee fans who were twenty years ago were calling Francesa begging baseball to force Steinbrenner to sell for destroying the franchise? Or calling after 1995 saying they’d never go to the Bronx because Buck Showalter was let go?

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