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Giants deal for Mets' Beltran in place

Posted on: July 27, 2011 1:27 pm
Edited on: July 27, 2011 4:27 pm
 
San Francisco struck trade-deadline gold Wednesday, agreeing acquire Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran in exchange for minor league pitcher and former first-round pick Zach Wheeler, according to multiple CBSSports.com sources.

The Mets also will pick up the "majority" of the $5 or so million owed Beltran this year before he becomes a free agent this winter, believed to be around $4 million.

The deal cannot become official until Thursday because of rules surrounding Beltran's 10/5 status. This came up last year when the Yankees acquired Lance Berkman from Houston. When a player has been in the majors for 10 seasons, the last five with the same club, he has no-trade rights and a deal does not become official until 24 hours after it's been agreed to.

In this case, sources say that Beltran will agree to accept a deal to San Francisco, and that the Mets and Giants have agreed that the right-handed Wheeler will go to New York.

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has been fielding offers for Beltran for weeks, and Philadelphia, Texas and Atlanta have been among the most intense suitors. The deal began breaking the Giants' way earlier this week when the Phillies cooled on Beltran because the Mets refused to reduce their asking price, and Texas dropped out Wednesday morning.

The Giants clinched the deal with the inclusion of Wheeler, a top pitching prospect who was San Francisco's first-round pick in the 2009 draft. Beltran's bat will be a huge addition to a San Francisco team already in first place in the NL West.







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Since: Sep 2, 2010
Posted on: July 28, 2011 12:12 pm
 

Giants deal for Mets' Beltran in place

gl sf



Since: Nov 25, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2011 10:31 am
 

I still say it wil lnot happen...more coming

When the papaers are signed, I'll believe it.  The Mets have other people in their ears right now,  Saying this is a done deal is pre-mature.



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2011 1:27 am
 

Giants deal for Mets' Beltran in place

If it gets them another world series, good investment. If not, worth the gamble.

 

Spot on. The Giants are one of only a few organizations that can afford to take a gamble like that. They have a brilliant young pitching staff. The kid may have been held back because of that depth. He'll get a real shot of moving up the Mets system and if he continues to work on his off-change and get hsi walks down, he could be on the 25-man roster by 2013. It really works out for SF, the Mets and Wheeler.

Beltran adds depth and production to that line-up. The loss of Posey was devastating. Sandoval seems to be back to hacking and Huff is always a guy who can get hot and put up big numbers. Now they have someone in the middle to add to that. They're looking not so much at holding off the D-backs, but facing the Phils in the playoffs. For them, it was a no-brainer.
 
You will never win, if you don't take risks. Sabean made the deal he had to. So did Alderson. 2 old pros who has WS rings made a good deal. That's the way it should be.



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2011 1:19 am
 

Giants deal for Mets' Beltran in place

First, let it be known that I like the San Francisco Giants. I like how they play and I like the fact that they went out and got a bat like Carlos Beltran. I had heard that Beltran had turned down a trade to Pittsburgh. That's his right contractually. It's not Beltran as much as this notion that going to Pittsburgh or Cleveland is somehow degrading. I think the Giants would have had a great shot without Beltran. Now their chances are even better. Pittsburgh and Cleveland are in contention in their respective divisions and those races are going down to the wire. They need a Beltran to really make it interesting. I would love it if the Pirates can land someone to help them stay in contention and even win the divsion. (There I said it) If I were a player in a position to help a team I really think it would be exciting to help a team like the Pirates or Indians. The enthusiasm alone would be invigorating. Can you imagine how happy the fans in those two cities would have embraced a guy like Beltran? Just sayin' Good luck Giants. You got your guy now go out and make it work.

Beltran wanted to stay in the NL and go to a team with a legitimate shot @ winning the WS. SF and Philly fit that to a tee. Both of those teams have won a WS in the last 3 years. Texas was a possibility because he would have played RF and they were in the series last year.

Pittsburgh and Cleveland have been nice surprises. However, even if they win their very mediocre divisions, they really have little shot @ beating the Phillies, Giants, Braves, Rangers, Red Sox or Yankees. Beltran wanted a legitmate shot this year. Who knows maybe next year, those teams may have a shot, if the top teams pass on him because of his age, price tag, agent and injury past.

Btw, good luck to your Bucs. They got jobbed Tuesday night.



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2011 1:13 am
 

Giants deal for Mets' Beltran in place

Mets are a joke.  Always will be with the Wilpons running that ship.  SF may be the first team outside of the mighty Yankees to repeat since the Oakland dynasty
Were a joke. When they fired Minaya and Manuel and brought in real professionals, that ended.

Obviously, you know nothing about baseball. The Blue Jays with Roberto Alomar won back-to-back titles in 1992-1993 and the Reds won back-to-back titles in 1975-1976.  The Oakland A's on the late 1980's only won one title and that was in 1989. They lost in 1988 to LA and 1990 to Cincy. The Oakland A's of the 1970's(1971-1973) won 3 straight titles.

Seems like the jokes on you.



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2011 1:06 am
 

Giants deal for Mets' Beltran in place

Mets are insane.  They should be trying to move Bay.  Great guy, gives 100 percent but won't ever be a hitter in Citi Field.  With Wright back and Beltran and Reyes healthy the Mets can easily catch the Bravos.  Trading Beltran is a huge mistake
 Do you follow baseball?  From the above post, you probably don't. Bay's contract is unmoveable. They're not eating 30 something million after eating 18 million on Castillo and Perez, 4 million on Beltran and 5 million on Rodriguez. Also, no one wants Bay. There were numerous suitors for Beltran who wasn't coming back and the Mets couldn't even offer him arbitration to recoup two 1st round picks. He had to be dealt. They are not re-signing him next year.

The Mets easily can catch the Braves? They're 61-44 and have the 3rd best rotation in the NL, only trailing Philly and SF. They also have 2 great young stud relievers to end games. They'll win 90+ games and the WC. The Mets are basically an 83 win team( my pre-season prediction) at the most. Their rotation has held together well, but it's laughable when stacked up against the top 3 teams. If the Mets were in the NL Central, they'd have a shot because all those teams are flawed and beatable.

That kind of mentality is what led to the Mets overpaying for aging players and Minaya's reign of error. Alderson is the anti-Minaya. He knows this team needs to build their system up and you must do that with pitching. Getting a young stud like Wheeler and coupling him with a homegrown one like Harvey, gives the Mets a real shot to build a SF-like staff by 2013, with Santana-Niese and Gee filling out the other 3 spots. This trade also allows them to convert Mejia to a closer which his body type and injury past is the position he's probably best suited for. I can't see him holding up over 200 innings a year. Minaya was the overspending, pay later guy. The bandaid approach. Giving out 17.5 million dollar options and giving players the right not to have arbitration. Paying Castillo and Perez 60 million between them. Giving Bay 66 million. It was endless. Hope this and hope that. Blaming injuries. Blaming sportswriters. Blaming bad luck. Sounds like another certain executive doesn't it? Hmmm...

Alderson is a grown up. He made the hard choices. He waived those 2 albatrosses Castillo and Perez. He traded Rodriguez before that imbecilic option kicked in. He traded Beltran and got not just something for him, but a top prospect. He's the Giants #1 rated pitching prospect and some have his as high as the 3rd best(pitcher) in all of the minors. All he gave up was 4 million and a player who had no future here. This way he can even evaluate his replacement(Duda) over 2 months to see if he needs to trade for or sign a RF for 2012. It's a win-win for the Mets. The Giants get a rental who they may re-sign. Alderson built even more cred among the GM's for his professionalism, patience and acumen. The fan base should give him a standing ovation for dumping the baggage, trading the commodities he could and hiring a manager who has help change the culture of losing. Alderson has been a god-send.

Trading Beltran is not a huge mistake. It was an absolute necessity. Keeping him, finishing with 80 something wins in 3rd or 4th place and getting nothing would have been a huge mistake. Luckily, we have a GM with a brain for once.



Since: Aug 11, 2008
Posted on: July 28, 2011 12:45 am
 

Giants deal for Mets' Beltran in place

First, let it be known that I like the San Francisco Giants. I like how they play and I like the fact that they went out and got a bat like Carlos Beltran. I had heard that Beltran had turned down a trade to Pittsburgh. That's his right contractually. It's not Beltran as much as this notion that going to Pittsburgh or Cleveland is somehow degrading. I think the Giants would have had a great shot without Beltran. Now their chances are even better. Pittsburgh and Cleveland are in contention in their respective divisions and those races are going down to the wire. They need a Beltran to really make it interesting. I would love it if the Pirates can land someone to help them stay in contention and even win the divsion. (There I said it) If I were a player in a position to help a team I really think it would be exciting to help a team like the Pirates or Indians. The enthusiasm alone would be invigorating. Can you imagine how happy the fans in those two cities would have embraced a guy like Beltran? Just sayin' Good luck Giants. You got your guy now go out and make it work.




Since: Sep 27, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2011 11:07 pm
 

Giants deal for Mets' Beltran in place

They cant move Bay unless a team is willing to just take him as an added incentive and the Mets pay his salary... He is signed for $66 million, the man filled in for Manny Ramirez in boston so playing in NY should not be a prblem... Dont know what bhis problem is other than he sucks right now, but jesus they will not trade him..



Since: Sep 27, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2011 11:04 pm
 

Giants deal for Mets' Beltran in place

As a Mets fan, i loved it when we got Beltran, however he was hurt a lot, and in 2006 will always be blamed for leaving the bat on his shoulder... Lets remember one thing he, delgado, reyes, and wright got them there to begin with, and they all for got to hit when it mattered.... He walks after this season anyway so why not go ahead and get what u can for him, this pitcher may be good, or may not be, we will see... Beltran was probably one of the best outfielders if not second best that the Mets ever had... Good luck



Since: Oct 26, 2006
Posted on: July 27, 2011 10:48 pm
 

Giants deal for Mets' Beltran in place

Mets are insane.  They should be trying to move Bay.  Great guy, gives 100 percent but won't ever be a hitter in Citi Field.  With Wright back and Beltran and Reyes healthy the Mets can easily catch the Bravos.  Trading Beltran is a huge mistake.


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