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Carlos Beltran hints he would waive no-trade clause to accept deal to Giants

Jul 9, 2011, 9:35 AM EDT

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Well, sort of.

That’s the big headline you’ll see in the San Jose Mercury News today. And while it’s technically accurate, it’s not much different from what Carlos Beltran has said all along. Here were his comments before the last night’s game.

“I made it clear to the (Mets) organization: The only way I’ll accept a deal is if it’s to a team that is contending,” Beltran said after finishing a round of batting practice in an indoor cage. “We don’t know what the interest of the Giants is.”

Beltran may get a better sense of the team’s interest over the next few days, as Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that he and teammate Jose Reyes are expected to travel to the All-Star Game with the Giants’ representatives, which includes manager Bruce Bochy (who selected Beltran for the game), Tim Lincecum, Brian Wilson, Matt Cain and Ryan Vogelsong.

  1. gogigantos - Jul 9, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    pure dollars pick up, trade non prospects,, and ride the magic inside to the promised land again

    • Reggie's Bush - Jul 9, 2011 at 10:05 AM


      Please don’t go, don’t go awayyyyyy… I need you to stayyy

  2. halladaysbiceps - Jul 9, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    I actually thought that this was the perfect fit for the Giants from the beginning. They have the money to cover the remaining 9 million on his contract and have the need for their offense. He will add some offense to their club if the deal is consumated.

    • gogigantos - Jul 9, 2011 at 3:45 PM

      agreeing with the little ‘t’
      from this side of the Pacific, it is a good cash deal,, plays in left and displaces Rowand and Burrell, such as he plays,, and lets the age of Nate grow into the mythos so destined,,,,
      cash rental only, none prospects need to pass to make the deal go
      dammmmmn, agreeing with the little ‘t’ is its own bitter pill,,,

  3. ceadderman - Jul 9, 2011 at 4:19 PM

    Ummm I like Beltran and could deal with him in a Gigantes uniform. However, does anyone remember the last guy with wrist issues that Sabes picked up?

    I’m a little leery after that. Now if he were to be medically cleared? Hell yeah DO EET!

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