Skip to content

The Rangers are interested in Carlos Beltran, K-Rod

Jun 27, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

beltran bats AP

It’s only about a month or so until the trade deadline — at least the one that doesn’t require waivers — so I suppose we should crank up the Rumor-a-tron 3000. Here’s Heyman:

rangers interested in beltran as well as k-rod … Could be big trade partner for mets

I have this feeling a big bidding war is going to erupt for Beltran. So many teams are having trouble scoring runs. So few teams are shopping useful bats.  The Mets could clean up here — compared to other deadline deals for big money bats who are poised to hit free agency anyway — if they play their cards right.

As for Francisco Rodriguez: I suppose he’d be certain not to reach his games finished incentive if he goes to the Rangers, what with Neftali Feliz closing, so crazier things have happened.  Still, he’s expensive for a setup man, so I’d be more surprised to see him moved, at least absent the Mets kicking in serious dough.

  1. sdelmonte - Jun 27, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Studies the winter 2010 articles on the Rangers’ farm system and goes “hmmmm.”

    If the Mets can swing five or six good prospects and K-Rod salary relief, maybe they can justify not trading Reyes, letting him play his heart out till the end. Then they could make a good faith offer (though I think Reyes will get offers that are both beyond the Mets’ means and reason for a player with an injury history), and live with the two draft picks you get for losing a class A free agent.

    The big question is who

    • bigharold - Jun 27, 2011 at 5:51 PM

      “If the Mets can swing five or six good prospects…”

      If the Mets can swing two decent ones with a used batting machine throw in they should jump on it. If K-Rods option kicks in it’ll kill the Mets financially.

  2. sdelmonte - Jun 27, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    Studies the winter 2010 articles on the Rangers’ farm system and goes “hmmmm.”

    If the Mets can swing five or six good prospects and K-Rod salary relief, maybe they can justify not trading Reyes, letting him play his heart out till the end. Then they could make a good faith offer (though I think Reyes will get offers that are both beyond the Mets’ means and reason for a player with an injury history), and live with the two draft picks you get for losing a class A free agent.

    The big question is who wins out at the trade deadline: the savvy Sandy Alderson or the Wilpon curse.

    • Kevin S. - Jun 27, 2011 at 3:01 PM

      Five or six good prospects for a set-up guy and an expiring corner bat? That’s dreaming.

    • jwbiii - Jun 27, 2011 at 10:14 PM

      Adrian Gonzalez got three good prospects and an organizational depth guy. Would you trade Adrian Gonzalez straight up for Francisco Rodriguez and Carlos Beltran? I wouldn’t. So two good prospects and a AAAA guy would be a reasonable return for them.

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

Featured video

All the trade deadline news to know
Top 10 MLB Player Searches