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K-Rod out of New York, Beltran may be next

Posted on: July 13, 2011 12:47 pm
Edited on: July 18, 2011 4:21 pm
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Carlos BeltranPHOENIX -- Francisco Rodriguez was the first Met to be dealt and Carlos Beltran could be the second.

Before Tuesday night's All-Star Game, Giants closer Brian Wilson said on Fox that there had been talks about the Giants adding Beltran. After the game, he stood by those comments.

"You know, talking facts. I guess we're in talks and we're talking about Beltran," Wilson said.

Unlike Rodriguez, though, Beltran has a complete no-trade clause and could seek compensation to waive it,'s Ken Rosenthal writes. Rosenthal also adds Beltran's agent, Scott Boras, may prefer Beltran to go to the American League where he could serve as a designated hitter. However, as senior writer Danny Knobler points out, Beltran isn't crazy about DHing. He served as DH just three times during the Mets interleague games this season. It would also stand to reason that Beltran would be better off showing potential teams he could still play a full season in the outfield, because having 30 teams bid on you is better than 14.

Rosenthal notes the Mets may not hurry to deal Beltran, but they are expected to move him. And they hope to get more in return for Beltran than they did for Rodriguez.

And, just because, here's video I shot of Wilson last night talking about his shoes with his own picture on them:

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: May 1, 2011
Posted on: July 14, 2011 12:37 pm

K-Rod out of New York, Beltran may be next

The Red Sox should make a run at Beltran or another good outfielder like Hunter Pence.

Since: Jul 5, 2007
Posted on: July 14, 2011 12:34 pm

K-Rod out of New York, Beltran may be next

Just want to clarify my prior comment - the clause hasn't kicked in yet, but it would have if they couldn't deal him.  If they held him out of games to avoid hitting the # games finished threshold, they would have lost a grievance and likely been on the hook anyway.

Since: Jul 5, 2007
Posted on: July 14, 2011 12:32 pm

K-Rod out of New York, Beltran may be next

Essentially he was dumped because of the contract clause that mandates $17.5 million next year.   

I wouldn't use the "same old Mets" arguement right now because (as a Met fan) I have more confidence that Sandy Alderson has a clue than I ever had with Omar Minaya in charge.  That being said, the ownership situation will create challenges, so I am not thinking the team is going to be all that competitive over the next couple of years - I just have a little more confidence that Sandy will do it the right way long term... 

Since: May 15, 2011
Posted on: July 14, 2011 11:46 am

K-Rod out of New York, Beltran may be next

I don't understand why the Mets gave up K-Rod so early in trade season and for what could end up being very little.  Why didn't they wait until the market really began to heat up when something like a Mariano Rivera injury (not too likely) or Jonathon Papelbon implosion (as a Sox fan it hurts to say that that might be likely) drives the K-Rod's trade value through the roof?  I know the stock response is "Because these are the Mets we're talking about," but I was hoping to find out if there was some logic. 

Since: Sep 21, 2010
Posted on: July 14, 2011 11:21 am

K-Rod out of New York, Beltran may be next're right about the losing years...some really tough times...makes the winning all the more sweeter.  Until, your scenerio takes shape (by 2019) I am going to enjoy what Phillies Phans could not for years...success.

Since: Nov 1, 2007
Posted on: July 14, 2011 10:28 am

K-Rod out of New York, Beltran may be next

we are having a fire sale with those two only......Reyes we are keeping....We are saving money by those 2 leaving so we can sign him...Reyes,pagan,wright,davis,bay,paulino are good 6 capable hitters.look what we are doing with davis and wright hurt?and santana.....krod said himself that parnell is ready to close so we have a closer to step in also....u said it right.we are a big market team which means we will recover its going to take time and im one of those people who want to see what some people in the farm system can do....the only person who is sucking is pelfrey cause its hard for him cause hes not a number 1 pitcher...look at the phillies did u guys not go through bad years before the past 4 good years?i rememeber when we won the division(us the mets who became the first team to beat the braves in the nl east after what 13 in a row?)in 06 we beat u guys by 12 games.talked to a phillies fan last night and he told me we didnt win the division the next 2 years u guys lost it....True baseball fan there not some idiot phillie fan...hell before the 07 season the last time u won a division the damn braves werent even in the division.......every mlb team except the yankees and redsox goes through bad stretches u guys did 94-like 2000 we did 01-06 and now we ill be ur turn soon.halladay is getting older by the year pretty soon losing prospects will hurt just like it hurt us

Since: Sep 21, 2010
Posted on: July 14, 2011 8:43 am

K-Rod out of New York, Beltran may be next

The Mets are having a good old fashioned fire sale in the next two weeks.  They are going to compete for the lowest payroll in baseball next year.  Eisenhorny will be proud.  But wait...doesn't he want the Mets to fail so he gains control of the team.  Talk about a contradiction. It baffles me in a market this big that this is even a discussion...feel sorry for the Met fans I live amongst.
Phillies Phan in NY

Since: Feb 2, 2009
Posted on: July 14, 2011 8:31 am

K-Rod out of New York, Beltran may be next

I mean the Met's are terrible, how dare they hire people who are going to get hurt... though they have no history of such... cept for the ones out of the farm system... use you "tell the future" app.... idiots.....I DLd that junk last week...
really? you're a cubs fan and should be about the last fanbase to talk any such s**t you moron.. what has it been now, like 400 years since you guys won anything? and how embarrassing is it that one of your own fans screwed your probably only chance of coming close to a world series back in 03.. sucks to be a cub fan, stick to the bulls

Since: Jul 9, 2007
Posted on: July 14, 2011 5:57 am

Role Model?

To say that Wilson is a diva, so be it but don't call him as not being a good role model as all the guy does is help others.  Largest single donation to the Air Force, just donated 1000 bats and gloves the other day, among many other charities.  Just because he's quirky doesn't make him bad.  The guy loves life, playing baseball and being a Giant.  All good in my book!!!

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