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AL East notes: Carlos Beltran's post-career future, Rays' open questions

Just-retired slugger Carlos Beltran turned down a front office role with the Yankees earlier this offseason, reports The Athletic’s Marc Carig. Beltran says that only a managerial position would’ve dissuaded him from his plan to take at least a year of from the game after retiring as a player, but he would consider other roles in the future. Carig chronicles Beltran’s indoctrination...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
February 13, 2018  |  Discuss

Team USA gets meme treatment for gloves at Opening Ceremony

The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang are officially underway, and we already have our first meme of the Games courtesy of the good ol’ US of A.The United States Olympic team arrived for Friday’s Opening Ceremony ready for the elements, as evidenced by some giant suede gloves that they all wore as they marched out as a collective unit in front of the South Korean crowd. The ridiculous...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 09, 2018  |  Discuss

Sports & Politics Intersect: American controversies follow athletes to Olympics

Front Five: The top stories that shaped both sports & politics this week “[Adam Rippon] I want you to know we are FOR YOU. Don’t let fake news distract you. I am proud of you and ALL OF OUR GREAT athletes and my only hope for you and all of #TeamUSA is to bring home the gold. Go get ‘em!” - Vice President Mike Pence to Adam Rippon on TwitterThe saga between Adam Rippon and Vice...
Via Yardbarker
February 09, 2018  |  Discuss

Carlos Beltran skipping Astros’ White House visit, but not due to Donald Trump

Carlos Beltran on Tuesday indicated he will not be joining his former Houston Astros teammates for their upcoming White House visit to celebrate their World Series win. But the retired ballplayer said it’s not because of President Donald Trump.“I’m retired,” Beltran said at a charity event in Manhattan, via NJ.com. “I feel like I don’t belong to any team. I feel like I belong to...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 07, 2018  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees expanding managerial search, will interview Carlos Beltran

The New York Yankees are the only team in Major League Baseball that still does not have a manager, and they are apparently in no rush to hire one.Jim Bowden of SiriusXM Radio reported on Monday that the Yankees have interviewed five candidates for their vacant manager position and are not stopping there. According to former MLB executive Steve Phillips, Carlos Beltran is one of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Yankees to interview Carlos Beltran for managerial position

We’re nearing the end of November. And, the New York Yankees are taking their sweet time in filling their managerial position. But, they do have another candidate in mind. An old friend. Beltrán, a 20-year pro who just recently retired, did spend parts of three seasons with the Yankees. Between 2014-16, he would slash .270/.327/.430 in pinstripes in 341 games.Of course, this is far...
Via The Sports Post
November 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Carlos Beltran announces retirement after 20 seasons

After 20 seasons, Carlos Beltrán is walking away from Major League Baseball. And my goodness, what a career it has been. Seven seasons with the Kansas City Royals. Seven seasons with the New York Mets. Three seasons with the New York Yankees. Four more between St. Louis and Houston -- the latter of which produced his only World Series championship. And, parts of one season between...
Via The Sports Post
November 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Carlos Beltran sheds tears after winning first World Series

An emotional Carlos Beltran couldn’t stop the tears from flowing after finally winning his first World Series.The 40-year-old Houston Astros designated hitter, ending his 20th MLB season, cried on the field after his team clinched the title on Wednesday night. Beltran had come close many times before, having lost with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2013 and falling short in three other...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Beltran: Puerto Rico needs help; ‘people are going to die’

Houston Astros outfielder Carlos Beltran may be preparing for a showdown with the New York Yankees in Game 1 of the ALCS Friday night, but his thoughts not surprisingly remain on his Hurricane Maria-battered homeland of Puerto Rico.Beltran believes more “people are going to die” if aid to Puerto Rico isn’t stepped up and continued for the long haul.Beltran was inspired in part to...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
October 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Astros held funeral service for Carlos Beltran’s glove

The Houston Astros must be getting bored with how good they are at baseball because they’re starting to get real weird with it.Ahead of Monday’s game against the Seattle Mariners, the Astros gathered as a team in the Minute Maid Park outfield and conducted a funeral service for the glove of Carlos Beltran, who hasn’t played in the field in over two months, per Jake Kaplan of the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 17, 2017  |  Discuss

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