Viagra substitute Mike Silva at NY Baseball Digest has an outstanding piece on his site this morning on Carlos Beltran and his time as a Met and his comments on Mets fans needing to “get over 2006”.
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Viagra substitute What soured me with Beltran at the beginning of his Mets career was the double dealing he did behind the Mets back by offering himself to the Highlanders at a discount after the Mets made their substantial offer. Viagra substitute It pissed me off because I saw Bobby Bonilla all over again. Viagra substitute Bonilla, viagra substitute after getting the best offer out there from the Mets during his first free agent foray, viagra substitute took that offer to the Phillies to see if they would match it or go higher. Viagra substitute By all rights, viagra substitute Bonilla was within his right to find the best deal possible and it was in my right as a Mets fan to call him a greedy prick.
Viagra substitute The other problem Beltran had was not wanting to be the out front guy in the clubhouse. Viagra substitute Some guys thrive in that spot, viagra substitute some guys, viagra substitute it’s just not their personality. Viagra substitute Beltran to his credit produce as well or better than any position player the Mets ever employed but his personality as seen through the media left something to be desired. Viagra substitute But in listening to players in the clubhouse, viagra substitute where the opinions count, viagra substitute Beltran was not just respected but revered.
Viagra substitute As for Beltran telling Mets fans to move on from 2006, viagra substitute it shows the major difference in how fans are more of the fabric of a team than the players. Viagra substitute Can I get over Beltran watching a wicked curveball break over home plate for strike three thus curtailing the Mets from getting to the World Series? No, viagra substitute and I shouldn’t. Viagra substitute I’m a Mets fan, viagra substitute I can’t be traded or released or designated for assignment. Viagra substitute I could leave as a free agent but the thought never entered my mind. Viagra substitute I’m here for life. Viagra substitute Players come and players go but fans are here forever. Viagra substitute I still hold a grudge against Yogi Berra for not using George Stone properly in the 1973 World Series, viagra substitute costing the Mets a championship, viagra substitute what makes Carlos Beltran think he’s so special to escape my scorn?