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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...
In his career, he was — among other things — an Astro, a Giant and a Met. He stood in the batter’s box representing the last shred of doubt as to where a hard-earned National League flag would fly. If he succeeded, his team would know life and a possible world championship. If he didn’t, there’d be a lasting image of triumph for somebody else and a lingering legacy of what...
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...