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Carlos Beltran would waive his no-trade clause for a contender

Jun 29, 2011, 9:13 AM EDT

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Last night Carlos Beltran that he would waive his no-trade clause if it meant playing for a contender.

This isn’t terribly surprising — he knows he’s off to somewhere new after this year and he’s been a rent-a-player before. And given that he’s healthy and productive this year — and that there isn’t much offense to be had on the market — he could be useful and attractive to any number of teams.
All of that said, the Mets are over .500 and playing pretty decently, so it’s not nuts to think that they would want to hold on to them for a potential run of their own.
  1. bleedgreen - Jun 29, 2011 at 9:18 AM

    I’d take him over Ibanez or Francisco in left for the rest of this year. But based on his injury history, ONLY the rest of the year unless he hits .350 and hits 40 homers in the 2nd half/playoffs.

    • bigxrob - Jun 29, 2011 at 9:22 AM

      Charlie would finally have his 5 hole hitter

  2. halladaysbicepts - Jun 29, 2011 at 9:19 AM

    “…so it’s not nuts to think that they would want to hold on to them for a potential run of their own.”

    The Mets making a run? Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!! Funniest thing I heard all month!!!

    • aceshigh11 - Jun 29, 2011 at 10:04 AM

      I love the smell of obnoxious trolling in the morning.

      We “missed” you, Bicep-head.

      • halladaysbicepts - Jun 29, 2011 at 10:20 AM

        I speak the truth, my man. It’s only trolling if people don’t like the facts the Bicepts speaks.

      • Ace - Jun 29, 2011 at 10:41 AM

        Hey, did you ever notice those little thumbs underneath your comments, Bicepts? You know how an overwhelming majority of them tend to be of the downward-pointing variety? That means that people really don’t like the “facts the Bicepts speaks.”

  3. Brandon - Jun 29, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    The Red Sox could use a right fielder…just don’t lock him up with a huge JD Drew contract after the year is over!

  4. Chris Fiorentino - Jun 29, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Beltran would be perfect hitting 5th for the Phillies, but unfortunately, unless they give up the farm, they aren’t going to get the Mutts to pay enough of his salary to stay under the luxury tax.

  5. foreverchipper10 - Jun 29, 2011 at 12:10 PM

    The last time Beltran was a rent-a-player he went to Houston and helped knock the Braves out of the playoffs and start a 5 year playoff drought for them. Hopefully we make it back to back appearances this year.

  6. ngearhart1981 - Jun 29, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Phillies fans are officially the Yankees fans of the NL now. Start holding your breath for the Mets to trade their best hitter this year to a division rival with the best record in baseball…NOW!
    In all seriousness, there’s nothing wrong with coveting good players for your team. But nowadays, it seems that when trade-market rumors come up, the first comments are no longer “He’d look good in pinstripes”, but rather “The Phils could use him; our current [position]-er/man/stop only has a 120 OPS+.” And I just want to make sure you guys realize, that the odds of a struggling Mets team trading this guy to their biggest rival are insanely small, let alone when the Mets are above .500.

    • Chris Fiorentino - Jun 29, 2011 at 2:53 PM

      Well, dumbass, there are only 3 guys on the Phillies with an OPS+ above 100, let alone 120 so before you come trolling in, check your facts. Also, if the Phillies were to put together a package of minor leaguers the Mutts were interested in, there is no doubt in my mind they would trade Beltran, who they won’t be resigning anyway, to the Phillies no matter whether they are their “biggest rival” or not. Besides, the biggest rival of the Mutts is the Wilpons, not the Phillies..

      • ngearhart1981 - Jun 29, 2011 at 4:49 PM

        Nah.
        1. I know it’s easy to say that the Mets would trade with the Phillies and no big deal from your home in glory land that outshines the sun…but pretend it’s the middle of 1999, Phils are “alive” but not “in it”, and the Mets are kicking ass. You’re telling me you’d be ok trading your best hitter to the Mets? I’m not saying it wouldn’t be smart, just saying those kind of things are rarely done.
        2. The Phillies don’t have a package of minor leaguers that anyone would be interested in.
        3. The exact stat isn’t the point. The point is, an above average player doesn’t come up in trade talk these days without a million and one Phils fans going on about how awesome it’d be to nab him, just like Yankees (yes, and Red Sox) fans have done for a long time, without considering whether a deal is feasible or even possible.

  7. dickclydesdale - Jun 29, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    Beltran will belt a record 10 postseason homeruns for the Red Sox & be named A.L.C.S. & World Series MVP.

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