Saturday, November 9, 2013

Carlos Beltran To Decline Qualifying Offer

Carlos Beltran has said that he'll reject the qualifying offer given to him by the St. Louis Cardinals. Seeing as how the Cards have plenty of young talent, I see no way they re-sign Beltran, so I think it's safe to say that he will be available.

Carlos is reportedly looking for a three or four-year deal, which would likely be the final contract he'll sign in Major League Baseball. It makes sense that he'd try and cash in after two great years in St. Louis, in which he hit .282/.343/.493 with 56 home runs, not to mention some postseason heroics.

There will be plenty of competition for Beltran's services, so a 3+ year deal is not out of the question at all. However, I think a two year deal with an option for a third sounds more likely. Due to his age, I'm not sure Carlos will last three more years in the outfield, so having the DH spot available in a couple of years could be key.

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Sorry for the Capatcha... Blame the Russians :)