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Report: Reds “have nibbled” on Carlos Beltran

Jul 23, 2011, 11:31 AM EST

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You have to love this time of year.

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that the Reds “have nibbled” on Mets’ outfielder Carlos Beltran, but are hesitant to take on much salary or give up premium prospects for a rental player.

I suppose there are only so many times that one can write that “team X” is interested in “player Y” or “team X” sent a scout to watch “player Y” or “team X” is having internal discussions about “player Y.” But nibbled? Well, that could mean just about anything.

My advice, Carlos? Watch your back for hungry general managers.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jul 23, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    It reads as if the Reds did not like the way Beltran tasted. Was he too ripe? Not strong enough? Too expensive for their tast?

    • bigxrob - Jul 23, 2011 at 11:55 AM

      Tasted too much like cake.

      • Kevin S. - Jul 23, 2011 at 1:57 PM

        Which is weird, because Beltran is obviously all stud-pie.

  2. paperlions - Jul 23, 2011 at 12:06 PM

    I love it, this might win dumbest report of the year.

    The Reds “nibbled”, but don’t want to trade anyone worth anything OR take on any salary. How did that conversation go?

    Red: “Hey, we’ll take Beltran off your hands as long as you will pay his salary and don’t want any prospects back in return.”

    Mets: “Yeah, let me think about that for a sec; I’ll just put you on hold.” *click*

    • hittfamily - Jul 23, 2011 at 2:30 PM

      Carlos Beltran to the Reds. Carson Palmer to the Dolphins. Lebron James to the Knicks.

  3. FC - Jul 23, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    More likely than not they simply inquired what would be the Mets demands knowing full well they most likely can’t match the price. Their just doing their homework and actually talking to the Mets rather than simply writing off the possibility.

  4. surly1n1nd1anapol1s - Jul 23, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    Alderson & Co. are shopping for the best deal. So begins the forced exodus of players to rework their pay and farm team structure. The Reds could benefit with another outfielder. That LF situation is very poor. If they could only jettison Gomes…

  5. aclassyguyfromaclassytown - Jul 23, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    “Report: Reds “have nibbled” on Carlos Beltran”…………
    …..then got their stomach pumped upon realizing that the meat had gone bad years ago.

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