Carlos Beltran just had surgery on his knee.  It’s said that he’ll only need 8-12 weeks for rehab and should be ready for Opening Day.  Here’s my thought, why wait until January to have surgery that needs 12 weeks to recover from?  Couple of reasons come to mind — 1) Beltran’s injury is more serious than anyone’s letting on. 2) The surgery really is minor and Beltran will be fine for mid-April. 3) The Mets are Mr. Bungle.  I vote for 1 and 3.  Reports were initially saying that the surgery was done without the Mets knowledge.  What, Beltran’s got a cousin that is practicing medicine and wanted to try something out?  Makes no sense.  Then the Mets started doing damage control and are saying it was a standard scope of the knee to lessen some pain and the Mets were okay with the procedure being done.  So you either believe there’s nothing to worry about for fantasy baseball drafts or you ignore him?  Now, I’m choosing to ignore Beltran this year in drafts unless he falls into the 100s.  This knee problem that was supposedly minor last year was only supposed to cost him a few weeks then.  6 months later and it’s still minor.  My definition of minor and the Mets definition of minor are majorly different.

  1. I heard that doctor Jack Kevorkian was performing the surgery

  2. Eddy says:

    Ugh, I’m tired of the Mets flat-out lying about everyone’s injuries. Kinda disappointing, I planned on picking up Beltran due to his 6-7 round ADP.

  3. Grey

    Grey says:

    @mrbaseball: Heard they opted for Claus von Bulow.

    @Eddy: Yeah, I was planning on advising to go after him before this news. Glad it came out sooner than later.

  4. Mikey boy324 says:

    They just said on sny that the mets didn’t know that he was getting the surgery if this is the case this could get ugly especially if it violates the terms of his contract I’m a huge mets fan and as of right now the only player im feeling comfortable about is wright..

  5. Freak says:

    This is why I don’t trust reyes for this year. Yeah, the mets say he’s fine, but the mets are idiots.

  6. Steve says:

    If memory serves, weren’t there mixed messages about this injury/treatment etc last year? Beltran saying one thing and the Mets another?

    Next thing, it will be Reyes having some non-invasive hamstring replacement surgery.

  7. Mikey boy324 says:

    It’s gonna be all about spring training even for Santana if these guys look good in spring training I’ll feel a lil better bout drafting them but if the slightest thing goes wrong I don’t think i can draft them with the exeption of wright and bay

  8. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Mikey boy324: Yeah, sounds real fishy.

    @Freak: Eh, I’m all right on Reyes for right now.

    @Steve: Yeah, mentioned that in the post. Was supposed to be back after a few days, then weeks then months.

    @Mikey boy324: There’s definitely some risk with all of them.

  9. Eddy says:

    I guess this makes Nelson Cruz my go to guy for my 2nd OF

    Btw, we just finished the draft. It was all right, although there was reaching like I’ve never seen before. We’re talking guys going anywhere from 2 rounds to 8 rounds early. Although I myself had my stretched a bit with Reimold in the 13th, but by then I wasn’t gonna sit on him any longer.

    I think someone said they’d post up the results tonight or tomorrow.

  10. Eddy says:

    not to mention it was the worst case of sniping I’ve ever drafted in -_-

    But whatever, I shouldn’t be surprised from a buncha guys who read Razzball!

  11. big o says:

    respectfully have to disagree .
    mets and minors
    are damn near synonymous .

    do you think this was postponed , until after the bay signing , on purpose ??

  12. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Eddy: Cool, I’ll look for it.

    @big o: Doesn’t seem like something they knew enough about to time it like that. But it’s a possibility.

  13. brett says:

    I was guilty of A LOT of reaching, but it’s January, so i don’t really mind. Certainly found it useful.

  14. Eddy says:

    What do you think of ManRam this season? CHONE had him at 24 HR and 78 RBIs if i remember correctly, but even I think CHONE is being too conservative, even for THEIR standards

    And are you still taking part in a mock? I actually learned quite a bit from your first one this off-season, I’d love to see your second go at it

  15. GopherDay says:

    “Now, I’m choosing to ignore Beltran this year in drafts unless he falls into the 100s”

    @Grey: With Beltran already going in the 6-7 round, this surgery could bump him down 2-3 rounds. So would you take him between the 8-10th round?

  16. Grey

    Grey says:

    @brett: I really like Fred, Brett and Sean’s teams.

    @Eddy: That’s seems a bit conservative but not outrageously so. I finished my mock about two hours ago. Team’s not as good as first, but still solid.

    @GopherDay: Yeah, I’d be looking at him around 96-120, 8-10 round mark.

  17. BigFatHippo says:

    My favorite pick has to be ……………..tossup.

    Qualls and Doumit in the last round, congrats big o and Eddy, you got the approval of the Hippo………..

    for whatever it’s worth.

  18. bostonaccent says:

    Thank goodness the Mets signed someone without an injury history in Jason Bay.

    Why do I feel like Zimmerman is a much safer pick than Wright this year? Do steals have a face at third for some reason?

  19. Eddy says:

    Thank you sir. Although my relief corps isnt that great though, the projections didn’t rate my saves so hot.

    I was sitting on Zumaya for the last round, but I forgot everyone (‘cept some random dude who guessed our password) read Razzball so he was snagged before I even realized it lol.

    I think my personal favorite picks on my team had to be either Loney in the 18th or Delmon Young in the 20th.

  20. big o says:

    this was a rather strange mock ,
    run under “yahoo rules” ,
    which i interpreted to mean h2h ,
    as only 3 OF’s were required .

    i’ve had some success in yahoo h2h leagues
    by simply drafting a bench full of SP’s .
    tonight , i tried something different .

    i was most satisfied that my sleeper , for this year , again went un-drafted .

  21. Steve says:

    @big o: Don’t think it’s h2h just because it’s yahoo or 3 OF.

  22. Mike says:

    I’m trying to compose an argument for my league to remove the losses category, but I am pretty much coming up on deaf ears. Any advice to help push this point across?

  23. AsdrubalBastardo says:

    This is a minor injury just like Jose Reyes’ injury was minor last season

  24. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Mike: You want categories that are in the player’s control. Wins are not solely in their control, but losses are even less so as you can get a loss and not even be pitching anymore.

  25. Dave says:

    I didn’t realize Sean’s all Carl outfield until just now. Thats awesome.

  26. Simply Fred

    Simply Fred says:

    @Eddy: I think Mock Central’s “Projections” are questionable. I rated every player in our mock applying Bill James’ projections. (I know they can be high/low/etc., but things should be somewhat relative.) Mock Central had you at #4, me at #11. Applied James had me at #1, you at #9. Our standing this draft really not the issue. I am just very highly suspect of “adjusting” categories based on their projections. I emailed them asking what the bases for their projections are. We’ll see what they say. Maybe I end up with James all over my face, but ….

  27. Simply Fred

    Simply Fred says:

    @Simply Fred: I picked in the 9 hole and got Howard, as hoped for. Had planned for Holliday coming back. He was still there, but Lincecum was too. I switched off and drafted Lincecum.

    Ended up that I had Lincecum/Eithier(later) in place of Holliday/Peavy. Turns out that the Holliday/Peavy option gives me two points overall higher ranking.

    Just an example of what I am learning from the mock process.

  28. Tony says:

    @Simply Fred: til they play the 2010 season…. then i’d much rather own lincecum and eithier than peavy/holliday… mainly bc of Peavy.

  29. GopherDay says:

    @Tony: @Simply Fred: Could y’all post the results in the Forum? I couldn’t get in this mock, but I would like to see the results.

  30. brett says:

    @GopherDay: Scroll up to comment #13. I posted links.

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