Carlos Beltran missed almost all of the 2009 and 2010 seasons due to injury and needs to show he's finally healthy this season. He's entering the final year of his contract with the New York Mets, and if he produces in the first half of the season, he's certain to be traded.
In 64 games after coming back mid-season in 2010, Beltran hit .255 with seven home runs and 27 RBI.
Beltran has had big seasons for the Mets since his signing in 2005, and he'll need to do so again if they want to contend in the NL East. However, the Mets probably don't have the starting pitching to keep up with the Phillies and Braves, so Beltran wont stay in New York much longer.
If he's really finally healthy, Beltran can still be a productive player for any team. He'll be given a chance to stay in center field during Spring Training, but the Mets will most likely move him to right field to spare his knees. That could be a big boost for him and keep his trade value up.
2011 Prediction: .285 28 HR 101 RBI .349 OBP .490 SLG