It was great to see Cardinals right fielder and former Met Carlos Beltran receive a warm welcome and a hearty round of cheers last night from the crowd at Citi Field.
Before the game, Beltran spoke to reporters about his future and said he hopes to continue performing at this level for another three years. He feels great and has been one of the most productive outfielders in the game this season and had avoided the DL since 2010.
When asked which hat he would wear if and when he were to be elected to the Hall of Fame, Beltran said he had his best numbers with the Mets.
“These are teams (Royals and Mets) that I spent the most time with,” Beltran said. “I guess in Kansas City I spent like the same time, six-and-a-half years. Here six-and-a-half. But I think if you look at my numbers, I had better numbers with the Mets than the Royals.”
A quick check on Baseball Reference bears out Beltran’s claim. During his time with the Mets, Beltran batted .280/.369/.500, with 149 home runs, 559 RB...