Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Rumors: Carlos Beltran

According to Peter Gammons of the MLB Network, the Cleveland Indians offered the Mets a good player for Carlos Beltran and was willing to pick up all of his remaining contract. Beltran however, notified the Mets that he did not want to go to Cleveland, ending any chance him going to the Indians.

Analysis: The details of the report are pretty vague. The player coming to the Mets was unidentified, and Gammons didn't exactly make it clear if Beltran was actually asked to waive his no trade clause. However, I think it is safe to say that the Indians are not going to win the World Series, so the report can most certainly be possible as Beltran has made it clear that if he is traded, he wants to go to a clear cut contender.