Report: Diamondbacks heavily courted Carlos Beltran
It's been reported that Carlos Beltran was offered three years and $48 million from one team (he signed for three years and $45 million with the Yankees). That team may have been the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Related: Beltran signs with Yankees
One might recall that earlier this past week, there was a report saying Beltran had received a three-year, $48 million offer from an anonymous (at the time) ballclub. He ended up signing with the Yankees for three years and $45 million.
By way of Arizona reporter Nick Piecoro, we now know that it was likely the Arizona Diamondbacks who offered Beltran the three-year, $48 million deal. Piecoro reports that the D-Backs made a "strong, under-the-radar push" for the veteran slugger. He notes that Beltran even visited Arizona in secret to meet with club officials.
Still, the D-Backs didn't land Beltran, so they'll likely continue searching for corner outfield options with power. Just don't expect it to be Nelson Cruz -- remember, Arizona is home of the moral police.