Today, the New York Mets announced that three-time Gold Glove center fielder, Carlos Beltran, will be shifting to right field this season.
Beltran missed the entire first half of last season, which allowed current Mets’ center fielder Angel Pagan to show his skills at the position.
Beltran is 33 years old and entering the final year of his contract.
Though it’s unlikely he will be a New York Met beyond this season, (if he even makes it through this season), he will have a chance to help the Mets organization with this move.
Here are 10 reasons why this move is beneficial to the Mets.