Have to admit, I didn't see this one coming. The Mets finally get Carlos Beltran back and they proceed to go in the tank. After seeing Beltran play the past three weeks, it's not difficult to see why. He's turned the remainder of the Mets' season into his extended rehab program, and as he works to get back into All-Star form, the team as a whole has suffered.
That was never more evident than on this past 2-4 road trip, and it was punctuated by Beltran's performance during Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Phillies. Beltran misplayed two balls, looked like a minor-leaguer smacking into the wall on Jayson Werth's homer and also went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts before being double-switched out of the game.
We take a closer look at Beltran's miserable day in today's column, and wonder where the Mets go from there with their $119-million centerfielder.