Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Around the Horn: Willie Not Happy with Beltran's Chatter

Seems fans are not the only ones disappointed with Carlos Beltran. According to multiple reports, Willie Randolph, not happy with his star centerfielder for continually opening his mouth up about his 'sore quad' pulled Beltran aside during batting practice to talk to him about it.

David Lennon of Newsday writes: Randolph was mystified yesterday by another round of questioning about Beltran's quad and further annoyed by media accounts indicating he didn't know of his status. Quote from Willie "I don't see it as an issue," Randolph said. "Somebody suggested that we're not on the same page. Maybe a little bit at times, but so what? What about [Jose] Valentin? He looks restricted. He has a big brace on his knee ... From what I know, [Beltran] has been feeling the soreness in his leg since spring training."

In the Daily News, Vic Ziegel pens his own piece on the subject, quoting Willie saying, "I don't see where it's an issue." The manager will admit it's sore but that's as far as he goes.

In other words, Willie 'stelling him to shut up and play.

No comments: