For all those Mets fans that still think Carlos Beltran isn't the most valuable member of the team, consider the following.
Since Carlos Beltran went on the DL:
The Mets have been shut out 3 times
The Mets have scored less than 3 runs 8 times
The Mets have scored 3 runs or less 10 times
That is a huge impact, and I for one believe it's causal despite the relatively small sample size (he's been on the DL 14 games).
Now here's the thing--I am telling you now to not give up hope.
We have to weather one more week of this and then...
Carlos Beltran comes back
Jose Reyes comes back
Ollie will be back this week, and I believe both John Maine and Carlos Delgado will be back within 3-4 weeks.
Maybe Billy Wagner....
Pagan comes back soon to solidify the bench...
It is incredibly hard to be an optimist right now--and I'm not asking you for optimism--I am asking to not crucify this team right now...get to the break a few games out, and then let the health parade begin.
The Mets will win the division by 5 games.
Bookmark this and come back in late September.
I'll be here.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
by Dave Singer