I'm committing to a Friday column over at Mack's Mets for the rest of the summer. My latest effort can be found here.
The Mets have to trade Carlos Beltran by July 31, no matter how well they've played for the last few months. They aren't catching the Phillies or the Braves and Beltran is not coming back in 2012. Apparently the Mets won't even be able to reap draft picks by offering salary arbitration, so not trading Beltran will leave them with absolutely nothing at the end of the season.
Red Bulls v. United tonight! look for me in Section 114!