Carlos Beltran for Manny Ramirez?

Manny RamirezCalm down, it ain’t happening. But if you listen in to “Live From Mickey Mantle’s” this evening from 6 to 8 pm, you will hear me spar with SNY’ s Ted Berg on various topics, including whether the Mets should have traded Carlos Beltran for Manny Ramirez. I have a funny feeling Berg might mention Valentino Pascucci, as well.

Did you listen to last week’s show? If you had, you would have heard former 1986 Mets trainer Bob Sikes give his take on John Maine’s arm and the way Mets have treated injuries in general this year. We also heard a Phillies blogger explain why the Mets had no chance to win the NL East this year. Interesting stuff. Lucky for you, you can download last week’s show and listen to it anytime. (Or click on the magnet to the right)

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.
  1. isuzudude August 30, 2008 at 8:11 am
    How very apropos that Carlos Beltran be mentioned in a (hoax) trade rumor, only to be hailed as hero later that very night.

    I’m noticing no game recap yet…Joe, I hope you didn’t give up and turn in after the Mets got down to their last out in the 9th last night. But, if you did, I’m sure you’re in for a very nice surprise this morning.

  2. joe August 30, 2008 at 11:17 am
    I fell asleep immediately after Beltran’s bomb, then woke up to find out they almost blew it in the bottom of the ninth!

    Recap is above.