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The Cardinals did extensive background work on free-agent outfielder Carlos Beltran last week and maintain strong interest in him, according to major league sources.
Other teams remain in the mix, however, and Beltran is weighing a variety of two- and even three-year options, sources say.
A three-year deal might seem like a stretch for Beltran, who is 34 and had injury-marred seasons...
Goodbye Albert. Hello Carlos?
The world champion St. Louis Cardinals, still reeling from the loss of one of the most prolific offensive forces in the team’s storied history, are getting closer to signing another player who can handle the bat pretty well — Carlos Beltran.
And while nobody is going to mistake Beltran for Albert Pujols anytime soon, signing the 34-year old free...
Former Met Carlos Beltran is receiving interest from several teams including the Red Sox, Cardinals, Blue Jays, and Rays.
According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, Beltran is being extensively looked at by the Cardinals as an offensive alternative. With Albert Pujols now in Anahiem, the Cards are looking at everyone in order to replenish their offense. If the Cardinals pickup...
With a couple weeks left in the year, it’s been a slow offseason for the Philadelphia Phillies. Aside from the opening salvo that was the Jonathan Papelbon contract, it’s been a relatively quiet few months.
True, there isn’t too much out there on the open market. There are no Cliff Lees to sign, or Roy Halladays to trade for, and aside from the Jimmy Rollins contract, there...
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With options dropping from the board it’s starting to look like Carlos Beltran to the St. Louis Cardinals could be a legitimate possibility. Tweets coming from major outlet beat writers and one major St. Louis writer suggest things could happen soon.
@JoeStrauss: For those wondering: Cards may be realizing traction w/Beltran.
It’s no surprise when you consider the other options...
Here is the latest, and relevant Hot Stove buzz which has circulated around MLB over the last day or so:
The Cardinals continue to have strong interest in Carlos Beltran, although St. Louis could wait to see what happens with the Prince Fielder market.
The Reds acquired Mat Latos from the Padres for Edinson Volquez, Yasmani Grandal, and Yonder Alonso yesterday.
The Twins are considering...
The Rockies got Michael Cuddyer today, which fills their corner outfield gap and could be good news for the Cardinals.
Colorado had been one of five teams with some interest in all-star outfielder Carlos Beltran, but with Cuddyer now in the fold, they're out; leaving the Blue Jays, Cardinals and two mystery teams on the list of interested teams.
ESPN's Buster Olney said...
The biggest topic out there for the Cardinals right now is their reported interest in Carlos Beltran.
While Beltran may be a solid addition to a lineup that lost a huge bat this off season, two other names on the free agent market will be looking for contracts from a new team and St. Louis would provide a bit of a homecoming. Both Ryan Ludwick and Rick Ankiel will be hoping to...
In this week’s Mostly Mets Podcast, Ted Berg, Toby Hyde, and Patrick Flood discuss Andres Torres, the market for backups, Carlos Beltran, Ruben Tejada, and a potential new market inefficiency:
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