Mets not in on Carlos Beltran

Posted: November 26, 2013 in Hot Stove, News
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By Steven Inman

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Former Met Carlos Beltran has been a hot commodity so far in free agency. Teams such as the Yankees, Red Sox, Orioles, Royals and Reds are all pursuing the slugger. The Mets have not been pursuing the outfielder BrokeMets has learned. Considering the Mets lack of activity so far this offseason that piece of news shouldn’t come as a major surprise.

Beltran is looking for a three-year deal and his preferred destination is the New York Yankees. The Yankees have made Beltran their current “#1 priority” and have offered him a two-year deal. It would be a surprise at this point if the two didn’t work something out.

While other suitors have interest it appears our old friend wants to be a Yankee and they want to have him. Plus they seem to have the most money available to offer him so it seems like a fit. He continues to say he won’t make his decision until mid-December.

Whoever signs Beltran would have to give up their top unprotected draft pick.

The Mets likely don’t have interest because of Beltran’s age (he will be 37 on opening Day) and his declining range in the outfield. Beltran has made it clear that he wants to play the outfield every day but having DH at bats available would probably benefit him.


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