Carlos Beltran Archive

RISK MANAGEMENT

The suggestion that the New York Mets “intend to follow the Boston Red Sox template” is not news, but more of the same; more of what Sandy Alderson has been saying since Day One.

GO SELL CRAZY SOMEWHERE ELSE

A scout told New York Post sportswriter Kevin Kernan he believed Jose Reyes is “the measuring stick for the shortstop position.” Hearing that assessment from an unbiased third party – not a Mets fan, a columnist or blogger – is …

A HEALTHY DOSE OF IRONY

During a recent ESPN Sunday Night broadcast former Mets manager Bobby Valentine was asked, “At what point do you have a good idea of what your team is?” Valentine replied, “45 games.”

EATING THE ELEPHANT

Sandy Alderson knew New York would be a challenge. He knew it would take patience; he’s had to eat the elephant in Oakland and, later, in San Diego. “We’re going to strive for consistency, but above all, excellence,” he told …