St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran and the New York Yankees have mutual interest in having Beltran come to the Bronx this winter, says Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News.
Beltran, who has been coming though with a few big hits for the Cards this postseason, will be 37-years-old next April, and will likely have another couple of years left in the tank to put up reasonable numbers with the Yankees.
This wouldn’t be the first time that Beltran has been linked to the Yankees. He had interest to join the Bombers before signing with the New York Mets in 2005 — the Yankees already had Bernie Williams playing center field, so they didn’t have a need for him — and again in 2011 before signing a two-year, $26 million deal with St. Louis — the Yankees had Nick Swisher under contract that season, once again leaving no place for Beltran to sign.
But times are different for this Yankees squad and they are in need of a power bat in the middle of the lineup. Beltran, more than most...