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I could write my dissertation on what the Mets are going to do at the trading deadline, but to spare you the time of reading through it I'll just summarize their season in one, simple word: SELL!
The Mets are going in the wrong direction and need to blow up a roster riddled with overpaid, underachieving superstars. In his defense, Beltran is the only one of the major stars (Jose Reyes, David Wright, Francisco Rodriguez being the others) who is producing up to his paycheck.
The 34-year-old center fielder is hitting .294/.384/.587 and has already surpassed his home run (eight) and double (13) totals from last season.
Beltran is making $18.5 million in the final year of a mega-contract he signed with the Mets back in 2005. The Mets need to trade Beltran while he's still sizzling hot, especially since there's zero chance of A) the Mets contending this season, and B) the Mets resigning Beltran.
Don't be surprised to see New York move the rest of their infield too (Ike Davis excluded).