Two Carlos back in Queens is Wright

In General by Samori Benjamin

It has been a long disappointing run for the New York Mets since they cruised to the best record in the National league in 2006 and finished with the same 97 regular season wins as the New York Yankees.  That season ended with the Mets losing to the St. Louis Cardinals in game seven of the National League Championship series with Carlos Beltran looking at a wicked curve ball from St. Louis pitcher Adam Wainwright which was called for a third strike ending the series and sending the Cardinals to the World Series where they eventually won.  Despite the best season of his career with 41 homeruns, 116 R.B.I. including three grand slams that moment for Carlos Beltran left a bad taste in the mouth of Mets fans and is something that may never be fully forgotten.  It was the last time the Mets were in the postseason and that moment signyfied that’s decline towards losing and irrealvancy where they have been since they moved to their brand new ball park Citi Field in 2009.  Beltran was back in Queens and at Citi Field for the 2013 all-star game as a member of the National League representing the aforementioned St. Louis Cardinals. 

Also in the National League all-star clubhouse was another former Met and a teammate of Beltran’s with the Mets and that is Carlos Gomez who was a promising rookie on the 2007 Mets.  In 2007 with the Mets Gomez showed explosive promise with speed and power.  He was very raw then, everyone could see his potential but he was traded for left handed ace Johan Santana following the 2007 season.  Gomez was traded to Minnesota for Santana but he has spent the last four seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers and has put all of his potential together this season to become one of the most dynamic players in Major League baseball.    The all-star nod is the first of Gomez’s career and it was in Queens where he began his career. 

Samori Benjamin speaks with The two Carloses along with Mets superstar David Wright.  All three of them speak about their time together with the Mets and they talk about what it means to be all-stars together back for a few days in the Citi Field clubhouse.  We also speak with the manager of the Mets last world series winning team Davey Johnson who was also in the National League dugout as he is now the manager of the Washington Nationals.  Click here to Listen…