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Carlos Beltran wants three- or four-year deal

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10:46 AM ET 11.09 | A week into the offseason, six teams have expressed varying degrees of interest in Carlos Beltran, a number that is likely to grow in a free-agent market that offers Jacoby Ellsbury and Shin-Soo Choo as the big-ticket outfielders and then Beltran as the three- or four-year alternative. That's right, according to sources, Beltran is no longer on the two-year plan he was after the 2011 season, though he remains adamant that he will go to a place where October baseball is most plentiful. He will not accept the one-year, $14.1-million qualifying offer from the Cardinals. Therefore, his return to St. Louis is unlikely.

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November 9, 2013  11:20 AM ET

He'll be 37 at the beginning of the season next year. Three or four years seems like a long time for a guy who's near the end of his career and has a history of injuries.

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November 9, 2013  12:40 PM ET

We're going to miss you. 3 years may not be bad if you plan on him being a short most of the time

November 9, 2013  01:06 PM ET

Yankees need to sign him. 37 and still very good hitter, especially in the clutch. Has good power. Can still play some defense and can finish contract as DH, pummelling outfield walls and gaps at the Stadium.

November 9, 2013  02:37 PM ET
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Yankees need to sign him. 37 and still very good hitter, especially in the clutch. Has good power. Can still play some defense and can finish contract as DH, pummelling outfield walls and gaps at the Stadium.

Did you miss the part about him wanting to go to a team that will be playing in October?

November 9, 2013  03:38 PM ET

4 years? The Red Sox just lost all interest.

November 9, 2013  03:46 PM ET
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Perhaps a two-year deal with an option for a third?

If you're the Red Sox you don't have to offer him any more years than that.

November 9, 2013  03:49 PM ET
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If you're the Red Sox you don't have to offer him any more years than that.

Agreed.

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November 9, 2013  05:59 PM ET

3-4 Years is a NO No!!!!!!

November 9, 2013  06:12 PM ET

It was nice while it lasted, Carlos! Much luck in the future

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November 9, 2013  09:59 PM ET
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Did you miss the part about him wanting to go to a team that will be playing in October?

Another hater who knows nothing. All the Yankees need to do is pick up 3 quality free agents and they could easily be back. Give me proper reasoning for yor idiotic statement and I might listen.

November 9, 2013  10:12 PM ET
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Yeah, he'll probably go to the World Champions, Yankees Lite.

Definite envy.
Many years before the Yanks play in October again.

November 9, 2013  10:24 PM ET
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Another hater who knows nothing. All the Yankees need to do is pick up 3 quality free agents and they could easily be back. Give me proper reasoning for yor idiotic statement and I might listen.

As I posted on the Ganderson thread, the Bronx team needs:
>A 2nd, 3rd, and SS players they can depend on to play a full season at a productive level
>A Catcher, three MLB pitchers, and a Closer
>A 1st baseman who plays 150 games and hits
>At least a couple of outfielders under 35/36
They don't have much, if any, MLB-ready talent in the minor system, no trade bait, and ownership that wants to get under the luxury tax.
And you are asking me about an idiotic statement? Someone is in denial.

November 9, 2013  11:11 PM ET
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Yeah, he'll probably go to the World Champions, Yankees Lite.

Ouch....that hurts.

November 10, 2013  01:46 AM ET

He'll get three years at $35-40MM. Compare his age 34-36 seasons to Torii Hunter and David Ortiz; Beltran has been as durable as Hunter and as productive as Ortiz. Each went into their age-37 season with a 2yr/$26MM deal. In a weak FA market, he'll easily get the extra year, especially from a needy AL team. I could see him going to Texas or Detroit, just hope it's not New York or Boston. I'd hate to have to root against him...

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