July 22 2011
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That stuff I said in my last Beltran post? About the Mets wanting prospects, not money, for Carlos Beltran? Yeah, thats causing a bit of a problem for the Giants it seems. The New York Daily News reports:
"According to a person with knowledge of the Giants thinking, San Franciscos current position is that it is willing to assume most or all of the 6 million owed to Beltran for the remainder of the season, but does not want to part with a high-end prospect in exchange for a half-season rental. The Mets, as we know, are holding out for talent, and are willing to pay the salary."
After all that stuff that was buzzing around at the All-Star break, I sort of figured that the Giants would be the front runner, but I guess that falls to Philly now. Or Atlanta, I suppose, though Im struggling to see Frank Wren make a big move like that. This is the same guy, after all, who traded for Rick Ankiel and Kyle Farnsworth last summer and thought he had raised hell.
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