|Carlos Beltran may not be a Met for much longer|
While not running away with the division by any means, the 2011 New York Mets have been a gritty, tough bunch that have been a lot of fun to watch. In fact, this team that was expected to be terrible plays harder and with more pride than the 2007-2008 Mets teams that were expected to win.
Josey Reyes is putting up MVP numbers and Carlos Beltran has quietly been going about his business and getting some major hits. On the pitching side, Jonathan Niese and Dillon Geen have stepped in to the roles of dependable starters after supposed "ace" Mike Pelfrey has proven that he's simply not that good.
With the trading deadline approaching and the Mets not really in the playoff picture, it's inevitable that some players won't be on the roster come next week. While early talk was of Reyes being the big chip in the trade market, Mets fans made their voices heard loud and clear and hopefully management has listened. The player most likely to go is Beltran. While he never quite lived up to the expectations he came with and will forever be remembered for his strikeout with the bases loaded to end game 7 of the 2006 NLCS, Beltran handled himself like a pro and will definitely be missed. Hopefully the Mets will get some real prospects in return as the team's record with trades is less than stellar.
While there may be some other moves, true Mets fans expect David Wright and Jose Reyes to still be Mets come August 1st. Let the rebuilding begin.
|Of course it's not about the money|
While I may be accused of believing in the tooth fairy and Santa Claus, the total disrespect and lack of gratitude being shown to Arsenal Football Club and Arsene Wenger by players he made in to stars is horrible. I understand players have a short playing career and need to look out for their best interests, but the greed and disloyalty being displayed is disgusting. Arsenal is one of the most valuable sports teams in the world and these ungrateful mercenaries are treating it like it's a pub team.
|Arsene who? Show me the money.|
Despite all this, I still believe in Arsene Wenger and I hope that he gets to have the last laugh at all his detractors this season.