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08:13 AM ET 07.21 | The Carlos Beltran Watch may unfold in real time, but, as of Thursday morning, he remains a member of the Mets. All he did on Wednesday was hit a game-tying home run in the fifth to help set up Angel Pagan's walk-off homer. The Phillies, Giants, Brewers, Pirates, Rangers and Braves also have been among teams reported as potential suitors for Beltran, a pending free agent and one of the few proven power bats on the market. A team source indicated Wednesday that the Mets would not be opposed to deal Beltran within the NL East to rivals Philadelphia or Atlanta if those offers were deemed the best returning package. The official added that the Mets aren't necessarily looking to acquire a specific position in potential deals for Beltran or other players, just the best prospect or combination thereof.

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July 21, 2011  08:30 AM ET
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I doubt it will happen, unless a division team wow'd Alderson.

Agreed...the package of players and prospects from a division team would have to be several notches above the offers from other teams...basic trade strategy.

July 21, 2011  08:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Agreed...the package of players and prospects from a division team would have to be several notches above the offers from other teams...basic trade strategy.

Morning barkeep.

July 21, 2011  08:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Morning barkeep.

Morning Clem...I see "She Who Must Not Be Named" is making herself more present on the threads the past couple days.

July 21, 2011  08:36 AM ET

I'm still not sure the Met's will end up getting what they really think the deserve for Beltran. While a lot of teams have interest I would think many will try to get him as cheaply as they can.

July 21, 2011  08:47 AM ET
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I doubt it will happen, unless a division team wow'd Alderson.

Why would Alderson care about playing a couple of games against him this year? The Mets are out of it and next year Beltran will sign with whoever he wants. Trading a rent a player inside the Division is a non issue

July 21, 2011  08:56 AM ET

Whichever sucker ponies up the most prospects is going to get Beltran. From the looks of things though, the Mets are trying to get 2 to 3 top prospects for a rentaplayer.

Good luck with that.

July 21, 2011  10:07 AM ET
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He doesn't care. But he's not going to purposely trade him within the division. He's gonna take the best deal he can get. That's it.

Which is it? Does Alderson not care or is he not going to "purposely" trade him within the division? And are you implying that there is a plot to trade Beltran without Alderson's knowledge?

July 21, 2011  10:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Why would Alderson care about playing a couple of games against him this year? The Mets are out of it and next year Beltran will sign with whoever he wants. Trading a rent a player inside the Division is a non issue

On top of all of that is that he's close to being harmless.

July 21, 2011  10:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Whichever sucker ponies up the most prospects is going to get Beltran. From the looks of things though, the Mets are trying to get 2 to 3 top prospects for a rentaplayer. Good luck with that.

If the rent is low, Mets eat salary and get 2nd tier or down prospects, it is possible.

July 21, 2011  11:01 AM ET

I dont really like seeing the Brewers name floating around Beltran. Yeah, we just lost Gomez for a bit with a broken clavicle (I believe), but I dont think we need an expensive Rent-A-Player like this.

July 21, 2011  11:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I dont really like seeing the Brewers name floating around Beltran. Yeah, we just lost Gomez for a bit with a broken clavicle (I believe), but I dont think we need an expensive Rent-A-Player like this.

What about a cheap rent a player like this?

July 21, 2011  11:08 AM ET
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What about a cheap rent a player like this?

If the Brewers could get Beltran for cheap like they did K-Rod, I'm down for that.

I'm just nervous because for every two, maybe three, good trades Doug Melvin makes he ends up making one headscratcher deal too (Carlos Lee AND Nelson Cruz for Francisco Cordero? JJ Hardy for Carlos Gomez?).

The guy's like the Brett Favre of GMs.

July 21, 2011  11:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

If the Brewers could get Beltran for cheap like they did K-Rod, I'm down for that.I'm just nervous because for every two, maybe three, good trades Doug Melvin makes he ends up making one headscratcher deal too (Carlos Lee AND Nelson Cruz for Francisco Cordero? JJ Hardy for Carlos Gomez?).The guy's like the Brett Favre of GMs.

Agree. The Braves got burned on the rent a Teixeira deal, so I'm sure that's a factor for the Braves..... and the Braves didn't go anywhere that year. You have to be damned sure that you'll be better off and are in a position to win it all if you go the rent a player route. All in all, I'd like him on the Braves. I just don't want to see them trade their ace AAA pitchers Teheran or Vizcaino (thanks Yankees). Maybe I could part with Mike Minor, but I think he'll be good too.

July 21, 2011  11:31 AM ET

yeah...do that....that'll put the fans on your side by watchin a guy they had beat them over..and over..and over...and

July 21, 2011  01:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Why would Alderson care about playing a couple of games against him this year? The Mets are out of it and next year Beltran will sign with whoever he wants. Trading a rent a player inside the Division is a non issue

Because they are a division rival, and it probably gives Alderson a sense of leverage if delusional or not. Plus, the Phils and Braves both have exceptional pitching prospects in the majors and minors.

July 21, 2011  02:00 PM ET
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yeah...do that....that'll put the fans on your side by watchin a guy they had beat them over..and over..and over...and

I take back my post...did not realize that Beltran was a free agent at the end of the year so trading within the division shouldn't matter...the Mets would actually.....possibly be the ones turning the tables and beating the Phillies or Braves with their players.

July 21, 2011  02:13 PM ET

The Muts wish they could get their hands on the Braves' young pitching. Now that Pence is on the market, any trade the Braves make will be with the Asbags for the younger Pence.

July 21, 2011  02:18 PM ET
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Typical Braves fan. Get some sports education will ya.

So, you're saying then that Alderson should not "intentionally" trade him? What about unintentionally? Your educated arguments fascinate me.

July 21, 2011  02:25 PM ET

just the best prospects? that;s all it takes!!

 
July 21, 2011  03:09 PM ET
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The Muts wish they could get their hands on the Braves' young pitching. Now that Pence is on the market, any trade the Braves make will be with the Asbags for the younger Pence.

Everyone wants to get their hands on the Braves young pitching. However, I think rent a players aren't the way to go. Save the prospects for longer term trades in the winter.

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