Carlos Beltran is scheduled to undergo an MRI today on his troublesome knee, and if he goes down for any extended period of time, it may as well be time for the Mets to throw in the towel to the injury gods of baseball.
Beltran, who continues to hit every day despite his injured knee, has been playing injured for a while, and he has been quoted as saying that he doesn’t know if this could escalate to something worse.
The Mets are already riddled by injuries to Delgado, Perez, and Reyes, just to name a few, and the loss of Beltran would really be crippling to the Mets’ lineup.
It would be nice if the Mets had the depth in their system to call somebody up to serve as an insurance policy.
They are going day-to-day with only three people on the bench. Before they know it, it is going to bite them in the rear end, and the sad thing is that we all know it is true. But for some reason Omar Minaya and Jerry Manuel fail to act.
What would I do if I were the boss? Simple. I would place both Jose Reyes and Ryan Church on the disabled list, and I would also send Ramon Martinez packing back to Buffalo.
This would clear up room for Fernando Martinez and Jonathan Malo, and the Mets would also be able to call up another young infielder to serve as insurance while Reyes and Cora are hurt.
Reyes would still be eligible to return on June 4, and the Mets would not be playing shorthanded. I don’t see why management is being so blind.
This is going to come back to haunt the Mets, but I hope they come to their senses before it gets too bad.