Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Rumor Mill: Indians make good offer for Beltran?


According to MLB.com's Peter Gammons, the Indians offered to pick up all of Beltran's remaining contract and give the Mets a good prospect in return, but Cleveland was not a fit for the Scott Boras client.

Heyman reports (on Twitter) that the deal was never presented to Beltran, so the Mets must know the which teams he'll accept a trade to.

The Phillies won't give up Jonathan Singleton for Beltran, according to Jon Heyman of SI.com, who confirms that Cosart and Brown aren't available either (Twitter link). More Phillies prospects will soon be off the table as well, according to Heyman.

Brewers GM Doug Melvin declined to speak about Beltran in particular, but he told Adam McCalvy of MLB.com that he's always open to making the right deal, generally speaking.

Agent Scott Boras told ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick that Beltran's decision to accept or block a trade will revolve around his chances of winning a title.

Crasnick's take on the leading suitors for Beltran confirms what we've read for the past 24 hours or so: the Rangers have ramped up their pursuit of Beltran and the Braves and Giants remain interested, while the Red Sox and Phillies appear to have slipped to the back of the pack.
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