More 'Angel' Than 'Pagan'

Metszilla.comCorrespondent IJune 10, 2010

NEW YORK - MAY 10:  Angel Pagan #16 of the New York Mets celebrates his home run against the Washington Nationals on May 10, 2010 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Nationals defeated the Mets 3-2.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

The dark cloud that stalked the 2009 Mets like Max Cady did Sam Bowden in Cape Fear,  struck again on January 13th when Carlos Beltran decided to undergo knee surgery.  The bickering that resulted between the Mets front office and Beltran's camp rivaled the type of exchange you might see prior to a paternity test on the Maury Show.  In the end, it was said that Beltran would be able to resume baseball activities from anywhere to 8-12 weeks.

As we approach the 20 week mark, it's clear the Mets aren't holding their collective breath as many within the organization don't expect him back til the All-Star break.  In the meantime we can continue to look forward to fascinating updates that include Beltran related activities such as jogging, riding a stationary bike, and baking a cake.  So it seemed as though 2010 was starting where the 2009 season left off  and the big question was how the team would  fair without Beltran.

Ask that question to fans after the homestand the team just had and you'll get a nearly unanimous answer filled with confidence and optimism.  Still, for all the sunny skies and rainbows the Mets have enjoyed... TO READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE VISIT METSZILLA.COM BY CLICKING HERE: