Diamond Cutter Spin: Wow, talk about slapping your team in the face. I don’t recall ever hearing about a player going behind his team’s back, against their wishes, and having a surgery that will keep him out of action for a good chunk of the beginning of the season. That takes some brass ones.
But regardless, what is done is done and now the Mets have a really big problem on their hands. Beltran, a man they are relying heavily upon to be successful in 2010, won’t be able to resume baseball activities for up to 12 weeks. Some reports I’ve seen are concerned he won’t be back until Memorial Day weekend. Some even speculate he will miss the entire season.
Now what? The Mets were crippled by injuries last season and were finally thinking they were on track for the upcoming year. But with Jose Reyes’ uncertainty of if he will be the same player with his leg injury and now this, the Mets are looking at another potential long year in a very strong and improved National League East.
It will be interesting to see the backlash of this. Will the Mets sue Beltran for going against orders? Will they make a quick and potentially rash acquisition to help weaken the blow of losing him? Will their poor fans ever get a break?
Honestly I didn’t see them being too good heading into 2010 anyway with the Phillies, Braves and Nationals all improving and the Marlins having an endless supply of young studs once again.
Let’s hear it for the un-amazing Mets!