When the St. Louis Cardinals signed Carlos Beltran prior to the 2012 to help try and fill the void left by the departure of Albert Pujols in free agency, St. Louis Cardinals fans knew that the club had brought in a really good player. Beltran had killed the Cardinals in the past, especially during a brief sting with the Houston Astros, and despite his elevated age, Beltran exceeded everyone’s expectations with 32 home runs in 2012.
In 2013, Beltran is another year old and is still producing at a high level. He leads the Cardinals with 20 home runs on the season and despite some shaky knees, has managed to stay healthy all season.
Beltran recently was quoted, right before this year’s All-star game, that he hoped to play three more seasons and admitted that building his Hall of Fame resume was a factor.
According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com, Beltran’s resume is already plenty full. Crasnick already thinks Beltran should be a cinch for the Hall of Fame and will find himself in Cooper...