Need a laugh? Beltran sees Mets as contendersby Eric Schwartz
Has the recent weather gotten you down? If so, here is some news that always cheers up Philly fans — The Mets being the Mets.
Carlos Beltran came out in a recent interview for the NY Daily News saying that he believes a healthy Mets team can be World Series contenders.
That’s right, not even a 91-loss season can keep the Mets from thinking they are close — or talking about it.
To Beltran’s credit, he did admit that the team needs help, particularly a big bat and a quality arm.
“I think a little help wouldn’t be bad,” said Beltran. “I do believe (management) is going to bring people that are going to help us. The Wilpons — they want to win. If they bring in a left fielder, it’d be great, another bat. If they bring a guy like Johan Santana, it’d also be great.”
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So Beltran wants another Johan Santana? I want a Ferrari for Christmas but I don’t think that’s going to happen.
The Mets will certainly shake things up this winter after their worst season in a decade. They might make a run at John Lackey and are said to be interested in Matt Holiday and Chone Figgins. They may get one or two, but that will still leave holes on their roster. A couple of additions is also not likely to bring the Mets near a World Series title.
That belongs to the other team in New York — for now.