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Beltran Looking At The Sox?


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Must be nice to be in a position to walk away from a 1 year, $14 million deal expecting to get something better. Good news for Cards fans is the Cards would get a first round pick in exchange for losing Beltran.

The market for free agent outfielder Carlos Beltran seems to be picking up quite a bit of recent steam.

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported this afternoon that the Orioles, Yankees and Red Sox have expressed serious interest in signing Beltran and now Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald tweets that the Red Sox front office has already engaged in “serious dialogue” with the 36-year-old and his agent.

Beltran received a one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offer from the Cardinals this month and declined it, so signing him requires the forfeiture of a top draft pick. But what he is capable of providing offensively can outweigh that hitch.

Beltran batted .282/.343/.493 with 56 home runs, 56 doubles, 162 runs scored and 181 RBI in his two seasons with St. Louis and he’s a .333/.445/.683 career hitter in 51 total postseason games.

The Red Sox could use him as a regular left fielder and part-time designated hitter in 2014.

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...my questionis if he goes to red sox, "part time dh", what do they do with Ortiz??? .....some left field, I get that !!!

Good question, my guess would be since Beltran is a switch hitter, they might use him against lefthanders at times.

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I also read today he would consider going back to the Royals. That would be interesting. They weren't that far away from a wild card spot last year so it might be worth a shot for KC to kick the tires. Not sure of their DH situation though.

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The guys on MLB network reported this last week. Beltrans problem is he values himself more than any of the teams do with his old knees. I'd love to see him in KC but he wants a 4 year contract and that's a long time at his age and bad knees. Kind of like Lance Berkmann last year that didn't work out at all for the Rangers.

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Makes sense for the Tigers, except for the 30 million payout. Now they can move Cabrera over to first.

It will be interesting to see what Cano gets for a contract, he was asking 30 million/year and a long term deal. You'd think after watching what happened with A-Rod and Pujols, temas would shy away from offering big long term contracts to players in their thirties.

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