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They say a good way to help yourself get over a breakup is to date someone new. And the slugger St. Louis Cardinals fans will be seeing for the next two seasons is pretty hot.
Rather than sulk over the loss of Albert Pujols, the Cardinals went out and bought outfielder Carlos Beltran, one of the best hitters on the free agent market. Derek Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch broke the news of Beltran and the Cards agreeing on a $26 million deal for two years with a full no-trade clause Thursday. Yahoo! Sports' own Tim Brown adds that Beltran, who is 34 years, chose the Cardinals over similar offers from the Toronto Blue Jays and Cleveland Indians.
Beltran's reputation glistens: he hit .300/.385/.525 in 598 plate appearances with the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants in 2011, and has a career adjusted OPS of 121. GM John Mozeliak paying $13 million a season for that kind of production would be a bargain — especially in light of the $254 million over 10 years the Los Ang...
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The big bat on just about every Giants fan Christmas list just signed with the Cardinals for a very reasonable 2 year $26 million deal. When the news of the years and money involved broke over twitter, a justified freak out session broke out among Giants fans, why couldn't the Giants swing this deal?
It would have been understandable if the Giants didn'...
To all of you drafting 2012 Blue Jay projected lineups with Carlos Beltran hitting cleanup, wrong color bird. So today's lesson is simple:World Series rings are a great recruiting tool.
Marc Topkin handicaps the chances of Carlos Beltran joining the Rays. According to Topkin, Carlos is looking for $36 to $39 million for three years. At that price, the Rays would likely get a good deal and a very good bat in the middle of their lineup.
Carlos Beltran agreed to a two year deal worth 26 million with the Cardinals last night, making him the third major OF to sign within the last two weeks (the others being Willingham and Cuddyer). For Carlos, he goes to a National League team, avoiding his fear about being regulated to the DH and he [...]
ST. LOUIS - Carlos Beltran and the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a two-year contract...
Carlos Beltran may choose his next team by the weekend and he has many suitors to consider. The Cardinals, Blue Jays, Red Sox, Rays and Indians are all "seriously in the mix" for Beltran, according to Scott Miller of CBSSports.com. Here’s the latest on Beltran, who’s open to DHing part-time...
The Cardinals intensified their talks with Beltran last night and into...
Carlos Beltran and the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a two-year contract pending results of a physical.
Carlos Beltran has left the Giants, but he didn't leave them without options. With Beltran gone, returning Pablo Sandoval to the third position is the simplest batting-order move the Giants can make, though manager Bruce Bochy may opt to bat him fourth instead.
Gio Gonzalez is going to the Nationals, for prospects (!).Andrew Bailey rumors are still flying.Carlos Beltran will meet you in St. Louis. No pressure there.ST. LOUIS (AP) – Carlos Beltran and the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals agreed to a two-year contract pending results of a physical, a move that would fortify the team's lineup following the departure of Albert...
Carlos Beltran and the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals agreed to a two-year contract pending results of a physical, a move that would fortify the team's lineup after the departure of Albert Pujols. The team disclosed the agreement Thursday night and said it expects to make a formal announcement shortly after the holidays.
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...
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...