Monday, July 25, 2011

Mets Morning News: Santana's Bullpen Session, Alomar Inducted IntoHOF, & Beltran Prefers NL

Johan Santana threw 45 pitches in the bullpen Sunday. Whether or not he goes on to make his first rehab start on Wednesday as reported, depends on how his arm feels today. Following his bullpen session, Santana said:
"Right now we're doing everything," Santana said. "We want quality, we want to make sure we feel good and we have command. That's what we've been doing. I'm able to throw my pitches without any problem so that's what I'm looking forward to."
Former Met, Roberto Alomar, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday.
He made only a passing reference to his time at Shea during his induction speech: "To the New York Mets , Chicago White Sox , Arizona Diamondbacks , Tampa Bay Rays , I wore your uniform with pride and dignity. And I want you all to know that I gave you my best, each and every time I hit that field to represent you. Thank you."
Carlos Beltran told reporters after Sunday's game that he doesn't have a problem with any of the rumored teams he could be traded to, although he would prefer to go to a National League team.
"Those teams are in first place," Beltran said. "The only one not in first place is Atlanta, but they are ahead in the wild card. Yeah, if [a trade] happens, I would love to be with one of those teams."

"I want to make it clear that I would love to play in the outfield," Beltran said. "I'm not going to an American League team to be a DH -- that's something that I'm not willing to do and I'm not going to do it because I feel it's not going to work for me."
"Those teams" that Beltran is referring to are the Giants, Phillies, Braves, Rangers, and Red Sox.

According to David Waldstein of the New York Times, Terry Collins has already begun preparing a speech to his players after the trade of Beltran some time in the next week.
"I've been thinking about what I'm going to say and how I'm going to say it when the time comes, because they better understand, it's not a white flag," Collins said. "They better understand they still have something to prove. This is the major leagues, and if you give in at any time, the other team will kick your butt."

1 comment:

  1. Because he's having a good season, it'll be sad to see Beltran go . . . but seeing him go to the Braves or Phillies will sting. I watch the Braves almost every game on tv and that'll be weird. It's a shame we're in this predicament as I'd much rather see Carlos play out the season with the Mets and even have a chance to sign a 1 or 2 year deal with them in the off-season. If it was Jason Bay we're talkin' about then good riddance. But Beltran's hittin' pretty good. Oh well.