Could Carlos Beltran come back to the Mets?

Posted: July 16, 2013 in Hot Stove, Opinion
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By Steven InmanimagesCADQ3WP8

BrokeMets got an interesting question from a fan on the BrokeMets twitter account asking if former Met Carlos Beltran could make his return to Queens after the season.

Apprciate the question and if you have a question you can ask it on the comment section or tweet at @steveinman or @brokemets. Back to the Beltran question I say absolutely, why not?

Beltran has had an awesome first half in St. Louis and will bat second for the National League and play right field during the All-Star Game. Beltran is on the second year of a two year $26 million deal he signed prior to the 2012 season. He also had a very good 2012 in St. Louis.

The Cardinals don’t have much room to bring him back. They hope to add #1 overall prospect OF Oscar Tavares and 1b Matt Adams to the everyday lineup in 2014.imagesCADQ3WP8

Beltran to me is one of the best Mets I have ever seen in my 21 years. He is consistent when healthy and can still play 5 to 6 times a week. A two year $20 million deal could get it done but would he come back to New York?

Beltran said when he was traded that he would love to come back and play for the Mets someday. During the All-Star warm-ups Beltran received a surprising, loud applause, showing Carlos that he is truly missed in the middle of this Met lineup. I wouldn’t underestimate that with Carlos Beltran.

Carlos said today to the media that he plans on playing three more years and is hoping to play well enough to get into the Hall of Fame.

The Mets offense hasn’t been the same since he left and on a two year deal it could be a very wise signing for the Mets as it was for the Cardinals.

I believe the Mets are more likely to sign a couple of guys to two or three year deals like the Red Sox did last winter than one guy to a five year deal. We will have to wait and see.

Would you bring Carlos Beltran back to the Mets?

  1. Michael Young says:

    Steve – I would. He bat is formidable and he would be able to play either RF or LF and pinch hit late in games. Mike

    • Steven Inman says:

      Mike bringing back Beltran could be like the Lee Mazzilli trade in the early 80’s all over again. As you know the Mets traded Mazzili for the rangers top pitching prospect Ron Darling and then resigned Mazzilli back a few years later. Beltran is still productive and said yesterday that he wants to go play long enough to go into the hall of fame as a met. Thanks for the comment!

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