Thursday, July 2, 2015
BELTRAN ON THE TRADING BLOCK?
There's an amazing nugget in the New York Post today about Carlos Beltran brought to us by Joel Sherman... and it's something to think about, because if it were to come true... Aaron Judge could be manning the Yankees outfield real soon.
According to Sherman: "Beltran recently has hit far better (.841 OPS over the last 35 games), but does that justify keeping such a liability in right field, particularly because he is not countering that with power at the plate? The Angels need another bat, have an opening at DH (where Beltran belongs) and cleared some salary by moving Josh Hamilton. I wonder if the Yankees could eat some of the $15 million owed Beltran in 2016 and make that work to create a more flexible, defensively sound roster."
Purely speculation, but good speculation... something to think about. For the record, I'm all for moving Beltran down the stretch.
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