Carlos Beltran Market Appears Thin

Already today, we've heard that the Giants won't re-sign Carlos Beltran and that the Red Sox don't seem enthused about the outfielder. So it's no surprise that Jon Heyman of MLB Network says (via Twitter) the market for Beltran "appears very thin."

According to Heyman, teams are concerned about Beltran's medical records. The 34-year-old appeared in 142 games in 2011, but was limited to approximately that amount in 2009 and 2010 combined, due to knee problems.


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Crowned_59
3 years 7 months ago

Huh maybe he will resign with the Mets.

YaGottaBelieve11
3 years 7 months ago

Unless he is willing to take about $4 million that wont happen. Wouldn’t be against it though.

3 years 7 months ago

Wouldnt be surprised if he somehow got into Detroit, the place where crippled latino players come to die

mmiller54
3 years 7 months ago

Dbacks should sign him and trade Parra ( prospects?) for Cahill.

3 years 7 months ago

braves?

Colin Christopher
3 years 7 months ago

Only if they are committed to moving Prado. I’d rather keep Prado, hope Chipper retires after 2012 (unless he’s productive), and then move Uggla to 3B and Prado to 2B at that time.

3 years 7 months ago

The Mets should sign him and trade him back to SF for their best pitching prospect again.

3 years 7 months ago

yea, that is looking pretty bad right now ahah

3 years 7 months ago

For some perspective: He was the 55th best prospect and only had about 150 pro innings pitched. 

For a rental. 
In a year they didn’t make the playoffs.

OWWWWWWWWWWWW

Darmintak
3 years 7 months ago

It would have been a fine if the Giants had reached the playoffs. Losing a top prospect hurts, but I would have been fine with it if they reached the playoffs.

But missing it all together… ouch.

Darmintak
3 years 7 months ago

It would have been a fine if the Giants had reached the playoffs. Losing a top prospect hurts, but I would have been fine with it if they reached the playoffs.

But missing it all together… ouch.

Darmintak
3 years 7 months ago

Sabean would do that like a shot.

I hate the upper management of the Gmen. Ugh.

BluEandOrange
3 years 7 months ago

The G-Men are the NY Football Giants, not the baseball version.

Darmintak
3 years 7 months ago

I think it’s perfectly valid to refer to the SF Giants as the Gmen…

It’s not really that big of a deal, bro.

HummBaby
3 years 7 months ago

Your football team was named after our baseball team. Your baseball team wears the colors of our baseball team. If anything, you kind of look up to us. Nuff said.

brachialplexus
3 years 7 months ago

lol i really do think the g-men are universally known to be the ny football giants. even the national carriers like espn refer to them as such.

candlestick22
3 years 7 months ago

Ha…If you’re universe is the Northeastern part of the country, then you might be right. And your argument that Connecticut based, severely East Coast biased ESPN where most of the employees are Boston or NY fans, refers to the NYG as such is not a very compelling argument.

brachialplexus
3 years 7 months ago

ill buy that. you guys do get screwed over in the sports world. 10am football games?! ridiculous.

BluEandOrange
3 years 7 months ago

No one refers to the San Francisco Giants as G-Men.

No one. 

brachialplexus
3 years 7 months ago

lol i really do think the g-men are universally known to be the ny football giants. even the national carriers like espn refer to them as such.

BluEandOrange
3 years 7 months ago

Your baseball team? Maybe you forgot where they came from. 

Matthew Dolter
3 years 7 months ago

buccos!

3 years 7 months ago

braves….incentive laced deal would be a good risk

Jay212033
3 years 7 months ago

If he would sign a 2yr deal at a base of 10 mil I think he’d be perfect for the Braves and they could end this Seth Smith crap.

Colin Christopher
3 years 7 months ago

But then what do they do with Prado? People are just writing him off, but have we forgotten what a solid hitter he was before last season? And that last season he was basically robbed of his strength by the staph infection?

If Heyward goes back to what he was in 2010, and if Prado goes back to what he was in 2008-10, then the Braves have a pretty sick offense without spending money on a gimpy Beltran.

vtadave
3 years 7 months ago

Marlins.

3 years 7 months ago

here comes the Yankees

NYPOTENCE
3 years 7 months ago

Nope, the Yankees already have their sights on Cespedes and Darvish

northsfbay
3 years 7 months ago

The Yankees need pitching. Hitting is 30% of the game, not 100% of the game.

Grab some pine, meat.
3 years 7 months ago

I think the Giants might be waiting for him to be reasonable with a contract. If they had signed him immediately, like the thought was, he would have been the entire offseason for the giants, and they wouldnt have been able to handle Lincecum and Cain later on.

3 years 7 months ago

the giants already said that they were out of money (or almost…they are looking into keeping either keppinger or fontenot). They have pagan, huff/belt, shierholtz, and melky…so it seems like they’ve moved on

Grab some pine, meat.
3 years 7 months ago

They have been saying that. It seems like a tactic to test the market on him as Sabean’s a known bluffer.

mickblue66
3 years 7 months ago

Yup he bluffs so well he says he’s not going to go for players and then actually doesn’t sign them. Stone cold poker face

Colin Christopher
3 years 7 months ago

Name one good offensive free agent the Giants have signed in the last five years by using that tactic.

Grab some pine, meat.
3 years 7 months ago

I’m not saying its effective, I am saying its typical.

SC_Giants_28
3 years 7 months ago

For some reason I kind of agree with this, I dont know maybe that is what I am hoping. But to me its weird how the Gs have made two moves (Pagan and Melky) both of which were said to have saved money, and they are done making moves? I really hope this is the case, I think one more solid player like Beltran would be very helpful. 

Grab some pine, meat.
3 years 7 months ago

Possible lineup with Beltran on the team:

1. Pagan/Cabrera
2. Cabrera/Pagan
3. Beltran
4. Posey
5. Sandoval
6. Huff
7. Sanchez
8. Crawford
9. Pitcher

Utility:
Schierholtz
Belt
Fontenot or Keppinger
Whiteside or Stewart
Burriss?

Randolph_Knackstedt
3 years 7 months ago

Signing him immediately was never an option. When the season ended Beltran said he would like to return to SF, as long as the Giants improved the offense. So it was a wait and see type of scenario. But the Giants are limited in funds too, so …

Bleedorangedaily
3 years 7 months ago

YEP I THINK SO, BUT DAME BRAIN NEEDS TO SPEND SOME MONEY. THEY DREW OVER 3 MIL AND OWE THE FANS A WINING TEAM

baybombers
3 years 7 months ago

its not brian, the ownership group makes the budget bro. Cant fault brian here

YaGottaBelieve11
3 years 7 months ago

Seriously why don’t people realize this? It’s the same type of thing in New York. Met fans want Sandy’s head on a stake because of the low-profile moves he is making. Its the Wilpon’s fault for the low budget and being broke (as well as Selig’s fault for allowing them to own a team when they clearly are unable to financially).

3 years 7 months ago

Royals where it all started for him maybe?????????????

3 years 7 months ago

If they hadn’t inexplicably extended Francoeur, yeah that would have made sense.

3 years 7 months ago

perfect opportunity for the braves to sign him. but in that scenario they might wanna keep prado if they dont think hinske is a capable backup, because beltran is a big health risk

Robert Slye Jr.
3 years 7 months ago

An outfielder with a history of injury problems? Sounds right up the A’s alley! haha

candlestick22
3 years 7 months ago

WTF Giants ownership!!! There’s no reason they should not be trying to make a 2 year deal for Beltran happen. Especially if they do not have to outbid a deep-pockets team like the Red Sox. You think Lincecum and Cain are going to want to sign long-term deals after watching trades for Melky Cabrera and Angel Pagan and then hearing “we’re done”????

snowbladerp14
3 years 7 months ago

is he committed to CF or can he play Left too

3 years 7 months ago

He only played RF this last year, so I think his days in center are numbered. Maybe he could do left.

monkeyking42
3 years 7 months ago

He can’t play CF anymore.  Watching him with the Giants this year, he was average at best in a corner.

snowbladerp14
3 years 7 months ago

didnt realize he didnt play cf anymore because baseball reference still has him listed at CF but he wouldnt be terrible fit for orioles as reimold could just take over if/when he gets injured that is if he could play left

slider32
3 years 7 months ago

Beltran’s stock has dropped lately, he could end up getting only half of what we thought he would get similar to Damon a few years ago when he left the Yanks.

snowbladerp14
3 years 7 months ago

what sized contract you thinking we are talking then with such a small market

mwilly33
3 years 7 months ago

Not sure why anyone is interested in signing Beltran for anything more than a year as it is… He’s a 15 Day DL stint waiting to happen. The Giants are smart to sit this one out.

bravesforever
3 years 7 months ago

Love to see him a brave but cheap and 1 year

Karkat
3 years 7 months ago

Didn’t the Red Sox supposedly have interest? If his price is coming down a bit it could be a nice signing…