“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.