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Wednesday, December 08, 2010

The Beltran Chronicles - A Trade Story

This is a recap for all the Mets Fans who don't know whats going on with the potential Beltran deal. Courtesy of  MLBTR.

On Tuesday at the Winter Meetings, the idea of the Red Sox acquiring Carlos Beltran surfaced.

For the remainder of the day, we heard a few rumblings.

Then "A Source" involved in the discussions told Joel Sherman of the New York Post that nothing was close with Boston and Beltran (Twitter link). Sherman was told yesterday that the Red Sox see Beltran as a fallback.

Then we got an update form SI.com's Jon Heyman, who spoke to one NL executive who estimated the Mets would have to eat about half of Beltran's salary in order to move him (Twitter link).

But according to the Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo, the Red Sox and the outfielder met again Tuesday night.

Newsday's David Lennon reported a deal between the Red Sox and Mets has gained some traction. While a trade is still a long shot, Mets GM Sandy Alderson is not averse to eating salary to move him.

Lennon also speculates on a Daisuke Matsuzaka-Beltran swap, as the two are owed nearly the same amount of money ($20MM vs. $18.5MM, respectively).

Matsuzaka would need to waive his no-trade clause to facilitate such a deal.

Hey,  you know where I stand with Beltran and trading him - READ HERE

In my opinion the only way this trade goes down if Alderson will try to get someone like Marco Scutaro for Beltran. The Mets can also add to the deal and try and pry a pitcher called Buchholz...just my opinion..

In a perfect world, I would actually take Ellsbury and Buchholz and add Mejia to the deal to pry them. But I am not Alderson.

Please make comments and let us know how you feel about this possible deal..

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