Beltran Ok With Playing in Boston

Carlos Beltran is starting to sound a lot like K-Rod nowadays.

He recently told the Boston Herald of his feelings toward being traded to the Red Sox.

They’re in first place. It’s a no-brainer. Boston is a great team. Like I say man, the Mets know that I have made it clear to them , I’m willing to listen if they want to trade me. All I want to be is on a team that has a chance to go to the playoffs. I know that there are a lot of teams out there having a good season.

I think we all can understand that baseball is a business but where is the loyalty with these players nowadays? Reyes is saying all of the right things as far as his feelings toward staying with the Mets while K-Rod (who is now gone) and Beltran have already put one foot (or shoddy knee) out of the door. K-Rod couldn’t out of New York fast enough — as he made crystal clear — and now Beltran is following suit.

A Mets fan since she was born. The next year the Mets won the ’86 World Series, forever cementing her allegiance. Jessica is a marketing coordinator for a high end digital communications firm in New York. She is interested in traveling to cities and baseball parks across the country while sporting orange and blue wherever she goes.
  1. izzy July 13, 2011 at 8:18 am
    Loyalty? How fast some forget how the owner publicly blasted him. How fast we forget how the owner tried to get his contract nullified when he had the surgery that the owner’s inept medical team wouldn’t suppport. Beltranis being polite. That’s more than Wilpon was.
  2. Jessica July 13, 2011 at 9:00 am
    Loyalty to the fan base. The people that buy his jerseys and pay their hard earned more to see their team play.
  3. Rob July 13, 2011 at 10:54 am
    Jessica: I don’t think that Beltran’s statements are a sign of disloyalty. Frankly, the press has been merciless in their constant harping on his being shopped this season. I’m sure that every interview includes the question “So what do you think of the possibility of being traded to team X?” Last week, there were stories in the NY Daily News and the Post where he was quoted as saying he wanted to stay with the Mets for the season because they were winning and having fun. But when you get enough questions about one thing, how can he not speculate along with the interrogators?

    Personally, I’m sick of all the speculation and the constant trade talk. I wish we could just talk about the performance on the field and let the season play out. Some may call it fun to speculate, but I’m tired of it.

    Thanks for the post!

  4. Bill Almon July 13, 2011 at 11:09 am
    Who are all of you and what have you done with Joe ?
  5. Jay from Cuse July 13, 2011 at 12:56 pm
    I am totally fine with letting Beltran go. Was a great Met when he was healthy, but I’ve always secretly hated him for taking that strike three looking against the Cards in the NLCS.

    He has made it clear before the king of stupid (F. Wilpon) started running his mouth that he would entertain offers if the Mets were willing to trade him to get younger. He understands that the team is looking to rebuild and that at his age with his health he is not part of that plan.

  6. Joe July 13, 2011 at 1:39 pm
    If the team is going to trade him, I think it is fine for him to honestly state that he would want to go to a playoff team.

    “I’m willing to listen if they want to trade me.”

    Don’t see the disloyalty. And, it is not like fans have been consistently loyal to him.

  7. Jessica July 13, 2011 at 2:12 pm
    So maybe its some of the fans who lack the loyalty to Beltran and he is just throwing it back at us.
  8. murph July 13, 2011 at 2:26 pm
    Alderson’s best move here would be to convince the Yankees that he will trade Beltran to the Red Sox while leading the Red Sox to believe he is ready to trade Beltran to the Yankees.

    Then sit back and wait for the counter offers.

    It is a trick right out of Scott Boras’ playbook.