It was only a few nights ago that Carlos Beltran stood by his locker and talked about how things had changed with the Mets.

The team had just beaten the Yankees on Friday to get back to .500. But what struck Beltran about this season was the absence of the off-field baseball drama that was a constant of the past.

“There’s no controversy,” Beltran said. “There’s no, ‘This guy said this, this guy said that.'”

Enter this guy: Fred Wilpon.

The Mets owner created a public-relations fiasco Monday with his comments in the New Yorker. And with that, the season of calm was over. The circus was back in town.

Read the entire article at The Wall Street Journal.

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