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Gammons: Red Sox “continue to talk to Mets” about Beltran

Dec 7, 2010, 12:47 PM EDT


While appearing on MLB Network moments ago Peter Gammons revealed that the Red Sox “continue to talk to the Mets” about Carlos Beltran.

Here’s more from Gammons, courtesy of transcriber-extraordinaire Matthew Cerrone of

The relationship between Beltran and the Mets is not great. He’s not going to play in the outfield for 150 games and there are still hard feelings between ownership and Scott Boras because of the operation Beltran had a year ago.

Gammons speculated that the Mets could offer to cover about $10 million of Beltran’s salary in an effort to move him, either by sending cash in a trade or taking back another team’s unwanted contract. In the Red Sox’s case he mentioned Daisuke Matsuzaka or Marco Scutaro as possibilities, but added: “I don’t think the Red Sox will do that.”

Boston is said to be in the mix for Magglio Ordonez, who’s 37 years old and missed half of this season with an ankle injury, so it’s not that far-fetched that their search for a good-hitting outfielder could include Beltran now that there’s just one year remaining on his contract.

  1. yankeesfanlen - Dec 7, 2010 at 12:53 PM

    Somehow I still get all warm and fuzzy when the Nation looks into signing old Metropolitans.

    • mtner77 - Dec 7, 2010 at 1:11 PM

      And the Nation declared a region-wide day of celebration when they learned of the best Sox deal of the off season – the Yankees resigning Jeter!

  2. Ari Collins - Dec 7, 2010 at 1:11 PM

    I’d love to see the Sox get Beltran. Low commitment, high upside. Guy is only a year removed from a 3 win season, and the years before that were 7, 5, and 7.

    Not sure what they’d do with a the rotation spot if Dice-K vacated it. Doubront? Lee? Pavano?

    • rrussell1967 - Dec 7, 2010 at 4:12 PM

      “Guy is only a year removed from a 3 win season, and the years before that were 7, 5, and 7.” How is Beltran getting wins?

      • handsfour - Dec 8, 2010 at 3:23 AM

        putting the W in WAR…

  3. quintjs - Dec 7, 2010 at 3:54 PM

    Sox need a RH bat – no Beltran. Ordonez makes a little sense. A little.

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