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Thursday, July 07, 2011

Rumor Mill: Teams are calling about Carlos Beltran, Maybe Red Sox ???

According to Kevin Kernan of the Ny Post, All indications are that the Mets are moving forward, trying to initiate talks to get Jose Reyes signed to a long-term deal while at the same time they are beginning to accept calls on Carlos Beltran and their group of relievers for hire, highlighted by Francisco Rodriguez.

“People are calling,” a Mets source told The Post last night about Beltran before the Mets won their fourth straight without Reyes, beating the inept Dodgers, 5-3 at Dodger Stadium as they moved three games over .500.

As for Beltran, he is being a complete professional about his situation and realizes he is nearing the end of the road as a Met. He has met with agent Scott Boras to discuss his future and talk about trade possibilities.

The Red Sox could wind up a landing place for the slugger, who upped his hitting streak to 11 games with a fourth-inning double. The Red Sox could stick Beltran in right field, and general manager Theo Epstein has told reporters that adding a bat is more important than adding pitching right now.
“If a trade happens, I’m prepared for it,” Beltran told The Post. He said teams have called Boras to check in on the situation. “But,” Beltran added, “it’s still too early because we have a ways to go before the trade deadline.
General manager Sandy Alderson said that “it’s still a little bit early” to make deals. He said the Mets remain “relevant” in the wild-card race and he is right, you can’t back up the truck just yet.

“I’m cool with everything,” Beltran added. “I just have to come here and continue to do well.

“Right now we are contending. We have a legitimate chance of winning the wild card. We have a lot of games left.”
“He’s gotten so many big hits for us this year,” Collins said of Beltran. “He is our big-hit guy. You look up at the numbers he has right now and at the end of the season he’ll have 25-30 homers, he’ll have 100 RBIs and everybody is going to be shocked because he doesn’t do it in a flashy way.”

The Mets fall out of contention of the Wild Card,  they have a few incentives that were not mentioned in Mr. Kernan's article..

The Mets know Carlos Beltran is not arbitration eligible next season, because of his contract (Thanks, Mr. Bor-ass).

What does that mean for the Mets?

No Draft Picks for him next year.. So why keep him, Let the Red Sox's get screwed

It would not hurt the Wilpon's  pockets as well..

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