Found December 21, 2011 on
MLB Trade Rumors:
As Yahoo's Tim Brown reported yesterday, one club involved in the Carlos Beltran derby should expect a Christmas gift before Sunday, as Beltran is expected to decide on his new team this week. Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch hears the same thing, noting that Beltran is weighing a variety of two- and three-year contract offers from five different clubs. Based on various reports, including Goold's, the Blue Jays, Red Sox, Rays, Cardinals, and one other NL team are believed to be in on the 34-year-old. Here are the rest of today's Beltran rumors, with the newest additions on top:
The Cards view Coco Crisp as a "Plan B or another direction" if Beltran signs elsewhere, a source tells Goold.
How quickly Beltran can return to his home in Puerto Rico is something of a factor in his decision, tweets ESPN.com's Buster Olney. While this would seem to favor a team like the Rays, it doesn't rule out the Jays, given the non-stop flights between...
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He might not be Albert Pujols. But Carlos Beltran is not a bad holiday gift for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Beltran, a free agent outfielder, reached agreement Thursday with the Cardinals on a two-year, $26 million contract with a full no-trade clause, according to major-league sources.
The Cardinals likely will open the season with Beltran in right field as Allen Craig recovers from...
by Troy Nelson, 22gigantes.com
Carlos Beltran has signed a free agent contract to play for the St. Louis Cardinals, according to Derrick Goold (St. Louis Post-Dispatch).
The deal is reportedly worth two years and $26 million dollars.
Beltran, 34, had received numerous offers from at least four other teams, including the Blue Jays, Indians, Rays, and Red Sox.
The Giants sent their...
The Indians are reportedly bidding against St. Louis and Toronto for Carlos Beltran's services.
Carlos Beltran is one of the top free agents remaining (#4 among unsigned free agents on MLBTR's top 50 list). He hit .300/.385/.525 with 22 homers for the Mets and Giants this past season and won't cost a draft pick, so teams looking for a capable outfield bat have taken note. The 34-year-old switch-hitter won't come cheap, however. Here's the latest on Beltran...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Carlos Beltran and the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a two-year contract pending results of a physical, fortifying the team's lineup following the departure of Albert Pujols.
An extremely familiar face on the other side of the diamond, Carlos Beltran is now finally going to be on the Cardinals' side.
Gio Gonzalez, a left-handed starter for Oakland, was traded to Washington, and Carlos Beltran is headed to St. Louis.
It was a short eight days ago, that I had an epiphany: the Indians should be waiting out the Carlos Beltran sweepstakes. At age 35 coming off his best year in a while, there could be a concern giving him big money and a long term commitment. With Josh Willingham taken off the board by the Minnesota Twins, my rationale then as to why the Tribe and Beltran could work:
if the years...
Does anyone want to go to St. Louis? After losing Albert Pujols to the Los Angeles Angels, it was unclear how the reigning champs would respond this off-season. Instead of going after the other marquee free-agents, the Cardinals appear to be shoring up their team through smaller moves. With the uncertainty surrounding Allen Craig — who had knee surgery in November — the Cardinals...