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The Carlos Beltran NY Mets Caper…..

The New York Mets have an outfielder by the name of Carlos Beltran.…..He’s darn good player…but all last year we watched him move slow at times…and seem behind a step……

Turns out Beltran was having knee problems… so…..

An MRI in December, Beltran’s third since late in the season, revealed knee trouble related to an underlying arthritic condition. As a result, the Mets consented to Beltran’s request to seek a second opinion from Dr. Richard Steadman in Colorado.

The Mets were informed Tuesday, after that exam, that Steadman had recommended surgery. That conflicted with the recommendation from Mets doctor David Altchek that Beltran merely rest.

The Mets explicitly told Beltran and agent Scott Boras they wanted time to digest the information, including to discuss it with Altchek. They suggested seeking a third opinion from another doctor.

The Mets then learned Wednesday afternoon that Beltran had undergone the procedure. They did not know the surgery had occurred until after it had been performed.

“The next thing we found out he had already had the surgery,” Ricco said.

This was the topic of discussion on sports radio today in New York……

Seems the Mets got their noses bent out of shape because Beltran went and got the surgery anyways…….

The Mets then held a presser today……And  the assistant General Manager does it…not the GM Omar Mania…..

At the presser the Mets don’t say ….’we’re concerned about the player’….’we hope the surgery is a success and we sent him flowers’

Nope….They complain that they weren’t notified…that Beltran and Boras might have been insubordinate……excuse me?

The Mets fell apart last season because a lot of players got hurt…played..got more hurt….Then couldn’t play…..

Carlos Beltran went to see the Mets doctor , after seeing his doctor….then got the surgery…..because he decided he was going to the best thing for himself…..(he ‘s up for new contract next year)

Now let me ask you…..If you have a star player, who’s been hurt for a year…wouldn’t you want him to get surgery to get better…right after the season ended???

Would you want the guy to not get the surgery so he could play aanextra season and be cripple afterwards?

Is it about money?

With the fact that everyone played hurt, and the team cared less…even pushed the players to play hurt…be the reason, Carlos Beltran went and had the surgery after two doctors looking at his knee? ….and  he didn’t tell his team, who wanted him to see a third doctor? …Who might tell him to not get his knee fixed, but play hurt, again…this season?????

And why did the assistant Manager hold the presser?….not the manager?

I got a feeling I’m going to be watching a half of a team again this year, called the Mets…..and the management still doesn’t know the heck they are doing……

Note:…..Do you think Carlos Beltran is happy about all of this?…….No, huh?

Note #2:…..By the end of the day the Mets had calmed down and we’re calling their star outfielder insubordinate…..

January 14, 2010 - Posted by | Entertainment, Health, Media, Men, Sports | , ,


  1. Knee surgery usually requires trimming

    Teams are leary about such measures because while they can alleviate pain they make the joint more suspect to breakage

    I agree with the Mets surgery is a last resort

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | January 14, 2010 | Reply

  2. Ok…do know what happened tom the team last year?

    Almost the entire starting team by June was out with injuries….The team doctor had everyone trying to place hurt…as result just about the entire team got more seriously injured…..

    With this in mind …..I ‘m sure Beltran wasn’t going to rely on the TEAMS doctor to decide if he was going to do the surgery…since it’s HIS knee right?

    I know about the player worth and money thing…and selling tickets…but Beltran only has year on his contract…playing hurt would have a half of a player…lowering his worth to the mets and for himself…..

    Listen the mets don’t know what they are doing…..Last year new stadium…great start…and they fall apart due to injuries….

    Really…. Would you trust their doctors?

    Comment by jamesb101 | January 14, 2010 | Reply

    • JamesB

      I watched a 60 minutes special once on a pro/con argument on knee surgery and athletes and it had a lasting impression on me

      Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | January 14, 2010 | Reply

  3. good….. hope you don’t have to go there…the secret with these guys is they can become cripples after the game is over….

    Comment by jamesb101 | January 14, 2010 | Reply

  4. can become cripples after the game is over…

    easy throwing the word “cripple” around lackadaisically

    I use to get very agitated when a former co-worker use to refer to people with Cerebral Palsy as crippled

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | January 14, 2010 | Reply

  5. I wasn’t talking about that you know what I meant…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | January 14, 2010 | Reply

  6. Supervisor

    You give me the ability to know what you are talking that is not there

    I have a poor ability of trying to infer what people are talking about unless they state so

    when communicating with me ALWAYS deal with me like you would a computer program

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | January 15, 2010 | Reply

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