Tag Archives: Carlos Beltran

Beltran suddenly becomes a leader

Oh, it’s on. Last year, Jimmy Rollins — an already vocal sparkplug in the Phillies’ clubhouse — came out and declared the Phillies the team to beat in the NL East, with little more than personal pride to back him up. He and his teammates felt they had the best team in the division on

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Sticking it to the NL East for four more years

Jose Reyes, Shea Stadium, June 19, 2006 Outstanding move by the Mets to lock up Jose Reyes through 2010, or possibly through 2011. He’s one of three players for whom you could make the case is the Mets’ MVP. With Reyes, Carlos Beltran and David Wright all worthy of consideration, Albert Pujols is almost assured

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Tuning in to the WBC

Now that the World Baseball Classic has begun, I find myself interested. There was little chance of me truly getting pumped up for this new tournament beforehand, but now that the games have begun, several factors have drawn — and held — my interest. The games. Quite simply, I’m drawn to the competition. I love

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Day 1: Discovering a new Shea

River Road curbside I stand waiting for the 158 New York City bus — sweating uncomfortably, I might add, until this pleasant breeze kicked up — I could count all the drivers heading south who unsafely (and perhaps illegally; I’m not sure what Edgewater’s law is) talk on their cell phones while driving. Holding it,

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The Mets are better off

The Mets couldn’t pull off the free agent trifecta. In the end, I think the Mets are better off without Carlos Delgado. He’s certainly a player you want on your team, and I would have taken him for four years at around $45 million, but to look at what the Marlins signed him for, I’m

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