News: Carlos Beltran's Response

Mets OF Carlos Beltran issued a statement tonight, through his agent, Scott Boras, in response to today’s conference call with reporters, in which he said:

“I am totally surprised by the reaction to my recent knee surgery.  Any accusations that I ignored or defied the team’s wishes are simply false.  I also spoke to Omar Minaya about the surgery on Tuesday.  He did not ask me to wait, or to get another doctor’s opinion.  He just wished me well. No one from team raised any issue until Wednesday, after I was already in surgery.  I do not know what else I could have done. The most important thing here is that the surgery was a total success and I expect to be back on the field playing the game I love sooner rather than later.”

…i am totally lost… i really have no idea what is going on… what i do know is, this is not good… more important, whomever dropped the ball has GOT TO BE held accountable… i mean, the Mets now seem to basically be in a he-said-she-said argument about the health and future of their best player… which is not good, for a whole host of reasons, the least of which is they need him in the lineup to win games…

…that said, i like beltran’s attittude, i trust he knows what is best for his body, and his career, and i really, really hope he gets back on the field, like he said, sooner than later…