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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  1. Crowned_59 4 years ago

    Huh maybe he will resign with the Mets.

    • YaGottaBelieve11 4 years ago

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

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

  3. Matt 4 years ago

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

    • Colin Christopher 4 years 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.

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

    • yea, that is looking pretty bad right now ahah

      • 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years ago

      Sabean would do that like a shot.

      I hate the upper management of the Gmen. Ugh.

      • BluEandOrange 4 years ago

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

        • Darmintak 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years ago

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

          • BluEandOrange 4 years ago

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

            No one. 

          • brachialplexus 4 years 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 4 years ago

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

  5. Matthew Dolter 4 years ago

    buccos!

  6. braves….incentive laced deal would be a good risk

    • Jay212033 4 years 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 4 years 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.

  7. vtadave 4 years ago

    Marlins.

  8. here comes the Yankees

    • NYPOTENCE 4 years ago

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

    • northsfbay 4 years ago

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

  9. Grab some pine, meat. 4 years 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.

    • 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. 4 years ago

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

        • mickblue66 4 years 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 4 years ago

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

          • Grab some pine, meat. 4 years ago

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

    • SC_Giants_28 4 years 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. 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years ago

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

        • YaGottaBelieve11 4 years 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).

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

  11. 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

  12. Robert Slye Jr. 4 years ago

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

  13. candlestick22 4 years 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”????

  14. snowbladerp14 4 years ago

    is he committed to CF or can he play Left too

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

    • monkeyking42 4 years ago

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

      • snowbladerp14 4 years 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

  15. slider32 4 years 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.

  16. snowbladerp14 4 years ago

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

  17. SadStros fan 4 years 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.

  18. bravesforever 4 years ago

    Love to see him a brave but cheap and 1 year

  19. Karkat 4 years ago

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

  20. wordfest 4 years ago

    With regards to Beltran, not just a good hitter, a great hitter, but…

    I heard all about his hand hurting, but I don’t think he earned any points with the Giants FO when he didn’t give a shot and hit the field. Memories of Kirk Gibson hitting a home run then limping around the bases sticks in the minds along time with people

  21. Phillies_Aces35 4 years ago

    Wouldn’t mind him as the left fielder next year, can’t see it happening though.

  22. ricky clark 4 years ago

    Twins should sign him

  23. BillB325 4 years ago

    If the Cubs decide that they actually might want to contend this year and if they could find a taker for Soriano, they then could sign Beltran and Fielder. But that’s alot of ifs so probably not.

  24. BillB325 4 years ago

    If the Cubs decide that they actually might want to contend this year and if they could find a taker for Soriano, they then could sign Beltran and Fielder. But that’s alot of ifs so probably not.

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