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Beltran finally headed to DL

Posted on: August 16, 2011 5:00 pm
Edited on: August 16, 2011 5:07 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Giants outfielder Carlos Beltran hasn't played since August 7 with an injury to his right hand, but he'd been hanging in the active roster since then, being listed as day to day prior to every single game. Tuesday, the Giants will finally put him on the disabled list. He'll be eligible to return to the Giants in just a week, as the trip to the DL will be retroactive to the last time he played (Extra Baggs). Miguel Tejada will be activated as a corresponding move.

Beltran, 34, was acquired by the Giants on July 27 to bolster their struggling offense and things haven't exactly gone as planned. He was having a huge bounce-back season before the trade, but his line with the Giants is just .244/.261/.356 with two RBI and four runs in 11 games. He was hitting .321 with a double and two triples in August before the injury, though, so the injury possibly stopped him from heating up.

The Giants have gone 6-12 since Beltran joined the team and trail Arizona by 2 1/2 games in the NL West.

Tejada, 37, is hitting .242/.274/.334 this season for the Giants. He'll be contending with new Giant Orlando Cabrera for playing time at shortstop.

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peulouy
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 18, 2011 11:12 pm
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 12:02 pm
 

Beltran finally headed to DL

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 14, 2011 2:42 am
 

Beltran finally headed to DL

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Since: Oct 8, 2007
Posted on: August 16, 2011 9:23 pm
 

Beltran finally headed to DL

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Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: August 16, 2011 9:09 pm
 

Beltran finally headed to DL

I love watching highlights of Halladay, Lee, and Oswalt constantly jerking their heads around to see if the ball is going to fly out of the stadium.  And everytime is does.
Well said. Reminds me of that expression: stupid is as stupid does.

As for Beltran, he's always been a soft player. I couldn't believe the Giants ended up being the team that got him...I thought they liked the hard-nosed guys. On paper I'm sure he looked nice in their lineup, but there's no question in my mind he doesn't fit in that clubhouse.



Since: Dec 31, 2006
Posted on: August 16, 2011 8:20 pm
 

Beltran finally headed to DL

Good Job Brian Sebean. Look like 34 years old rental is now on vacation. I give you advice last month to stay away from Beltran and go for young Hunter Pence. Now what?



Since: Aug 4, 2011
Posted on: August 16, 2011 7:08 pm
 

Beltran finally headed to DL

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Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: August 16, 2011 6:42 pm
 

Beltran finally headed to DL

Giants 6-12 with Beltran, Phillies 11-2 with Pence.  Who's the better organization, who made the better pickup?  Beltran is as soft as a pillow, and the Giants gave up their best prospect to have him for 2 months.
Spot on. Pence is a better player, younger and under contract for the next few years. He also plays 100%, not 70%. That kid dove more since coming to the Phillies than Beltran has done in his entire career.

As for the organization, both are pretty good. That's why they're 1-2 in pitching in MLB. In 2010, SF did better. In 2011, Philly looks like the runaway winner.

Odds are SF will make a run @ Reyes in 2012. If they get him, then it may again be a horse race. Sabean is a good GM.



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: August 16, 2011 6:37 pm
 

Beltran finally headed to DL

Beltran, 34, was acquired by the Giants on July 27 to bolster their struggling offense and things haven't exactly gone as planned. He was having a huge bounce-back season before the trade, but his line with the Giants is just .244/.261/.356 with two RBI and four runs in 11 games. He was hitting .321 with a double and two triples in August before the injury, though, so the injury possibly stopped him from heating up.

The Giants have gone 6-12 since Beltran joined the team and trail Arizona by 2 1/2 games in the NL West.
 This is why Mets fans didn't shed a tear to see this soft player go. It was just a matter of time before a DL stint showed up. He played with some discomfort only because he knew he was a free-agent to be and needed a new contract. Once he proved he was healthy enough to produce, it started. 3 games off with the "flu", now this. Beltran only plays when he feels 100%. He's not about team. He's about Carlos Beltran. That's why he was never loved anywhere he's been and they still boo him in Houston.

Any team dumb enough to offer this guy a 3-year deal deserves all the grief he brings. The operations. The games missed with illness like "the flu", sore wrists, strained obliques, knee soreness, it never ends.

The Giants thought he was the answer. He's not. He's just another question. He has great talent and plays the game smartly. However, he never lays out for balls, slides on close plays at home and plays dinged up. He has no heart or stomach.

He'll blame his slump on his wrist, knees, stomach. The bottom line is he's an aging player who has lost his speed, has no range and has zero loyalty to anyone but who is in the mirror. Beltran is a fading star who never became what he should have been.

If you don't believe that, ask any Mets fan about 2010 when he returned after getting an operation w/out permission, came 3 months late and then ruined the team's chemistry. The Mets went from 48-40 and a WC threat, to a 4th place team which he then bailed on the last 2 weeks because his wrist, er knee, wasn't right. Then he comes to spring training limping, plays one game and takes the rest of the spring off leaving the team in dire straits to when and if he could play. Selfish, selfish, selfish. That is Carlos Beltran.

The best thing he ever did for the Mets was upping his trade value and landing the Mets Zach Wheeler, a legitimate, hard-throwing, top of the rotation prospect. Other than that, he wasted 2 years on injury, one year as a bust and had 3 excellent years which yielded nary a pennant. In fact, he even took a third strike ending the Mets World Series hopes. That image pretty much sums up Beltran. Always waiting, never pulling the trigger and always coming up short.

Carlos Beltran on the DL is no surprise. Carlos Beltran playing hard, caring and putting team first would be.



Since: Feb 7, 2008
Posted on: August 16, 2011 6:11 pm
 

Beltran finally headed to DL

Phils fan lurking in SF articles and games all season long.  Just goes to show how butt hurt they are from getting smoked in the NLCS.  I love watching highlights of Halladay, Lee, and Oswalt constantly jerking their heads around to see if the ball is going to fly out of the stadium.  And everytime is does.  It's very sweet being the champs...too bad Philly won't know what that feels like again this season. 

Regular season studs...Post season DUDS.  As usual.


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