The much anticipated return of Carlos Beltran is only a day away. The Mets, their fans, and their manager are hoping that he can contribute immediately.

Is that realistic?

Normally, I don’t have a problem giving a definitive opinion to a Mets related question. This one isn’t that easy though.

On one hand, I completely understand everyone’s hopes that he will be the Carlos Beltran of old. He is being paid quite a bit of money and he has been out for a long period of time. It seems reasonable enough to expect that he contributes in the second half of the season now that he is healthy enough to play.

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