Carlos Beltran's Return: Positive or Negative Effect on New York Mets Chemistry?

Double G SportsCorrespondent IJuly 9, 2010

NEW YORK - JUNE 11:  Carlos Beltran #15 of the New York Mets at bat against the Philadelphia Phillies on June 11, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Say what you will about the New York Mets, you can't say team does not have great chemistry.

Whether it’s Angel Pagan giving a pie in the face, Jose Reyes patting Josh Thole on the head, or the way this team has not quit, even when down by seven runs or more.

One thing is for sure, this team seems to get along great - whether you want to give manager Jerry Manuel the credit for it or not.

One thing Mets fans are worried about seems to be the return of all star outfielder Carlos Beltran.

I know it seems crazy to be worried and not excited. But how will his return affect the team chemistry?

That remains to be seen.

The main issue seems to be about playing time in the outfield. How exactly Jerry Manuel will manage remains to be seen. Many fans including myself think it would be unfair to stick Beltran back into centerfield every day with the way Angel Pagan has played in 2010. 

He has also contributed enormously to the great chemistry this team has right now. Another good argument for Pagan to keep getting playing time is that it will help ease Beltran back into center field.

Angel Pagan and Jeff Francoeur are both team players with good attitudes and I can’t see either of them getting upset about playing time. The bigger problem for Jerry Manuel will be the task of making sure all the outfielders get enough work in order to stay fresh and on top of their game.

Personally I feel Jerry has got to play who is hot at the moment if this team wants to have a shot at a playoff run.

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