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Report: Giants likely out, Red Sox in on Beltran

Posted on: November 8, 2011 12:31 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Carlos Beltran provided a boost to the Giants' anemic offense after being traded in a late July deal this past season and the Giants surely would like to keep him. But in light of their money woes -- outlined by Scott Miller recently on CBSSports.com -- they may not be able to afford him. Enter Boston.

The Red Sox are interested in Beltran, reports Jon Heyman of SI.com -- who adds that a "competing" executive believes the Red Sox will end up signing Beltran to a two-year contract. Beltran would be a great fit with the Red Sox, who could slide him into right field and make their already-solid lineup even stronger.

Meanwhile, the Giants would be losing one of their biggest bats from the final two months of the 2011 season. Beltran hit .323/.369/.551 with nine doubles, four triples and seven home runs in 44 games for the Giants. All told, he hit .300 with 22 homers, 84 RBI, 39 doubles and a .910 OPS while making his sixth All-Star team in 2011.

Beltran turns 35 in the first month of the 2012 season, but his move from center to right field seems to have helped extend his career a bit.

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Comments

Since: Dec 29, 2006
Posted on: November 10, 2011 2:37 pm
 

Report: Giants likely out, Red Sox in on Beltran

Argo would be correct if we were suggesting trading him for just any player. In this case we are suggesting trading him (our problem) for your problem. Maybe some $$$ have to be shipped also, but if all the planets get aligned, it is much less far fetched than what you might think. Easier to make the trade when Crawford is younger than older. It might require shipping another player like Lowrie also. But to not really try to make something happen would be to take a chance on compounding the felony in the first place, instead of trying to ameliorate it.



Since: Jul 29, 2010
Posted on: November 9, 2011 11:28 pm
 

Report: Giants likely out, Red Sox in on Beltran

Look at his career numbers. Last year was very similar to 2007. Look at what he did the 3 years before and the 2 years after. Based on an above average sample size of 9 years I think he will have 2 or 3 great years starting next year. Just take a minute and actually look at his career numbers and don't pull any of that " He played in Tampa crap" He brought that team to life.



Since: Aug 23, 2010
Posted on: November 9, 2011 8:02 pm
 

Report: Giants likely out, Red Sox in on Beltran

There's no reason to go after Albert, anyway a player like that should just stay...somebody get a time machine and ask Ken griffey what he might do in retrospect. Sox should definitely focus on pitching...their lineup is still very solid with a few additions (beltran,etc).



Since: Dec 29, 2006
Posted on: November 9, 2011 5:33 pm
 

Report: Giants likely out, Red Sox in on Beltran

If I could be sure Beltran could give me three years ala 2011, and play 140 games a year, the Sox could do alot worse.  But I wouldn't pay out the nose for him. I am still hoping they can trade Crawford to Miami for Hanley.  I think that would make both players happy and you would see big years out of both players. Probably too much to hope for. But back to Beltran, the team must add a RH hitter. Beltran qualifies because he is a switch-hitter, but haven't checked his RH stats.  kind of like Willingham particularly if cheaper, but can Crawford play right field, because I suspect Willy is strictly an LF. Cuddyer could be the best option. Wonder how he feels about Boston. Then again where are we concerning Albert? Have to go hard after him because tht changes everything if you land him. Yeah I think Albert would play 3B or OF if asked to do so. He is a team player. Or shoul the team be looking at pitching first?  Ah Boston!



Since: Dec 14, 2007
Posted on: November 9, 2011 12:55 pm
 

Report: Giants likely out, Red Sox in on Beltran

Another over the hill player? What the heck is going on, hasn't the lesson been learned yet? This just can't happen. What possible good would he do the team?



Since: Oct 2, 2011
Posted on: November 9, 2011 11:42 am
 

Report: Giants likely out, Red Sox in on Beltran

The Sox already have McDonald and Reddick to play RF. They don't need another piece of crap outfielder just to show that they did something in free agency. How bout getting a manager first you morons !!



Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: November 9, 2011 10:43 am
 

Report: Giants likely out, Red Sox in on Beltran

35 makes him a young prospect on the Red Sox.



Since: Jun 25, 2011
Posted on: November 9, 2011 10:40 am
 

Report: Giants likely out, Red Sox in on Beltran

Save the money and just offer a boatload of cash to Prince Fielder to play DH



Since: Jun 25, 2011
Posted on: November 9, 2011 10:40 am
 

Report: Giants likely out, Red Sox in on Beltran

Save the money and just offer a boatload of cash to Prince Fielder to play DH



Since: Sep 11, 2007
Posted on: November 9, 2011 9:43 am
 

Report: Giants likely out, Red Sox in on Beltran

This move just smacks of desperation, just like the Yankees' offseason pickups from 2001-2008.


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