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The New York Yankees should target St. Louis Cardinals
outfielder Carlos Beltran this offseason, says Joel Sherman of The New York
The Yankees should at least
inquire if the Cardinals would be willing to move Beltran’s $13 million 2013
The Yankees will have a need for outfielders this winter, as
Nick Swisher and Ichiro Suzuki are headed for free agency. Suzuki could return,
but Swisher isn’t expected back, leaving a large hole in right field.
Sherman hasn’t heard that the Cardinals will make Beltran
available this winter. However, he thinks St. Louis could potentially be
interested in trading high on Beltran before he gives way to another knee
Sherman thinks the Yankees could offer the Cardinals a
package in the neighborhood of Joba Chamberlain and second baseman David Adams
while also picking up a majority of Beltran’s remaining contract. He then says
New York could use the veteran slugger in the outfield while saving his knees
by giving him starts at designated hitter.
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