Carlos Beltran was one of the best two-way players the Mets ever had, could be headed for the Hall-of-Fame, and is now being brought in as the Mets' new manager.
Beltran hit .280/.369/.500 with 149 HR, 208 doubles, and 559 RBI in 839 games during his seven seasons in Queens (2005-2011) while playing exceptional defense in center field.
Along the way, he helped guide the Mets to the postseason in 2006 and is one of the reasons why they reached Game 7 of the NLCS that season against the Cardinals.
What Beltran did during the 2006 NLCS as a whole stands out far more than him striking out to end it (which some fans still can't let go). And what Beltran did during his overall Mets tenure was legendary. Here are his Top 5 moments...
Game-winning homer against Cardinals: Aug. 22, 2006
Beltran blasts two homers as Mets win Game 4 of 2006 NLCS
With the Mets trailing two games to one in St. Louis, Beltran was part of a New York barrage that helped even the series.
Two-run homer in Game 1 of 2006 NLCS gives Mets lead
Game 1 of the NLCS at Shea against the Cardinals was a pitcher's duel. And then Beltran took matters into his own hands.
The catch up Tal's Hill in Houston: July 7, 2007
Tal's Hill in Houston is no more, but Beltran's game-saving catch lives on.
16th-inning walkoff against Phillies: May 23, 2006
"Ripped in the air to deep right field, Abreu looks up and we're going home!"