I'M Just Saying: Who's to Blame for the New York Mets' Injuries?

Nick AdamoCorrespondent IJuly 23, 2009

NEW YORK - MAY 09:  Carlos Delgado #21 of the New York Mets bats against the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 9, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Mets defeated the Pirates 10-1.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The New York Mets just lost a series to the Washington Nationals, the worst team in baseball, bringing the Mets’ record to 44-50.

As we all know, the Mets have been absolutely decimated by injuries, and this season would be going very differently if our guys were healthy. The Mets have had too many injuries that I can’t help but ask the question, "Who's to blame for so many injuries?"

The answer could be any number of things. It could be the players themselves. Maybe the Mets are composed of a bunch of guys with no heart who don’t know how to take care of themselves.

I don’t totally buy that, even though with every game lost I find myself with more anger and nowhere to direct it.

Maybe it’s Omar Minaya's fault. He knew going into the season that he had a few injury prone guys. I mean Jose Reyes has had his share of leg problems, and they knew Carlos Delgado had an existing hip condition. Not to mention John Maine, who has had his share of DL stints.

I can only wonder why Minaya would put together a team that had so many major pieces who were serious injury risks.

Either way, whoever is to blame, our guys still aren’t back. Maine and Reyes are close and Delgado will be back in a few weeks. After all, this is a contract year for Delgado.

As for Carlos Beltran, he has not even been allowed to use his leg. Personally, as the Mets sink farther and farther out of contention, Beltran seems less likely to come back at all. Why risk further injury if the games are meaningless?

Well, hopefully the Mets can start winning games, so when the reinforcements finally return, they have a reason for being back.