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Report: Yankees have agreed to a three-year deal with Carlos Beltran

Dec 6, 2013, 9:50 PM EDT

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Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News is reporting that the Yankees have signed free agent outfielder Carlos Beltran to a three-year deal.

Beltran will turn 37 on April 24, so the contract will span his age 37-39 seasons. After a pair of injury-shortened seasons in 2009 and ’10, Beltran has shown lately that he is capable of staying healthy, taking at least 598 trips to the plate in each of the past three seasons, posting an .860 OPS in the process.

Beltran’s stock rose after free agent second baseman Robinson Cano signed with the Mariners, leaving the Yankees with more money to burn on other players than they had anticipated. With Cano off the board, they were reportedly “in on everyone“, including Beltran.

Update: It’s three years, $45 million ($15 million per year), per Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports.

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  1. pastabelly - Dec 7, 2013 at 8:43 AM

    Garden will be traded. He’s the only player on the whole team with any trade value.

    • pjmarn6 - Dec 7, 2013 at 10:26 AM

      Yankees are STOOPID! A ballplayer plays an average of 5 years. Beltran is way over the hill. Rebuild the farm system and get good young players.

      When are these idiots going to lean, you don’t get old players?

    • mick2014 - Dec 7, 2013 at 2:12 PM

      Funny how many posters are complaining about the $45 million Beltran is getting when they aren’t paying a penny of it. Also calling him old when most guys on here are in their 40’s. LOL

  2. barrywhererufrom - Dec 7, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    Stay healthy my friend..and you will average 30 homeruns and this contract will be a.steal and you will get that wring

  3. barrywhererufrom - Dec 7, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    Ring..too funny

  4. psychologyofsports - Dec 7, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    The signing of Carlos Beltran is a great signing for the New York Yankees for a lot of reasons.
    First he adds another dependable bat in the lineup and definitely is an upgrade in right field over who they have now. Ichiro Suzuki and who else? They cannot have all speed boys in the outfield with similar styles of play.
    Beltran adds heft and is more of slugger type than say Suzuki or Brett Gardner. He is a fine near geriatric addition in baseball years along with Soriano but a good one.
    Derek Jeter more than likely will not be around in three years and Betran will extend his career as a DH. He is a switch hitter and will benefit from the short porch.
    The Yankees are doing this in a piecemeal fashion but one that makes a lot of sense. They are in a void in terms of A-Rod and cannot wait on him. Given all that the Yankees could not wait and had to make moves—and they did!
    Many can say they over paid for all three and there is no doubt they did, it was clear they would have to pay out of the nose for Cano for ten years which proved to be not palatable.
    Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann and now Beltran what next?

  5. pjmarn6 - Dec 7, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Baseball has become an expensive joke told by idiots who don’t understand the game.
    Baseball players play an average of 5 years. Salaries are ridiculously high and the players don’t produce.
    Management is blind to building a farm system that now, compared to 40 years ago has the whole word to scout and sign promising prospects.
    The American real income goes down, ticket and satellite prices to see games go sky high.
    A few unentitled players and owners get super rich and bleed the public for poor performances.
    At least if you go to see a bad movie, it is over in two hours. Bad players stick around for years due to ridiculous contracts.

    • albertmn - Dec 8, 2013 at 8:35 AM

      Then don’t watch baseball, and don’t come trolling on baseball websites. I spend no more than my regular cable bill (which I would buy anyway), see all the games for the local team free, see all the playoff games, and numerous other games throughout the year. Sure, it is spendy to go to games, but I only attend maybe one game a year, so it isn’t a problem. You need only spend as much as you want to spend.

      What, you don’t think those actors, producers, and studios are also getting super rich? When it comes down to it, pro sports are entertainment, not much different than TV or movies. Yet, I don’t hear nearly as many people bitching about how much money actors and studios make, even when their movies bomb.

  6. waxedagain - Dec 7, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    The timing of signing Ellsbury was foolish if the Yanks wanted any chance to keep Cano. They insulted Cano by valuing him only slightly more than Ellsbury with their lowball offer. And Seattle has no state income tax.

    • albertmn - Dec 8, 2013 at 8:37 AM

      Maybe they didn’t really want to keep Cano, or at least didn’t want to overpay him. His contract will be bloated and an example of bad contracts by the last couple years of the contract. I see it much the same way that the Cardinals handled Pujols’ negotiations. Offer a very lucrative deal if you want to stay, but know that someone will overbid it.

  7. 1969l78 - Dec 7, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    Just what they need…another old guy! What’s the average age if the yanks….40

  8. 1969l78 - Dec 7, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    Old keep getting older!

  9. ejannetta - Dec 7, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    Big Papi wanted to thank the Yanks for letting Cano go to Seattle. He also wants to give thanks to Major League Baseball for letting him off the hook after testing positive for PED’s. ..Remember! Big Sloppi was on a list of over 100 names that tested positive.

  10. fnf417 - Dec 7, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    They should set a cap in baseball as well

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