The early buzz is “Carlos Beltran”:http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=6132 will show up in camp today. The over-under on the questions asked before his called strike three against the Cards is brought up is two. He must have seen that pitch a thousand times over the winter.
The Mets didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t lose because of that on at-bat, but even so it will be interesting to see how much Beltran took it personally as heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a very prideful person.
Beltran came to camp highly motivated last year because he wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t satisfied with his first season with the Mets. My guess is he’ll crank it up another level this year. You have to like that in a player.
I think he caught a lot of people by surprise with his power numbers. He does it again and the Mets win the NL East and he’ll get plenty of MVP consideration.