As the trade deadline draws near, more buzz emerges as there seems to be favorites emerging in the sweepstakes for New York Yankees outfielder, Carlos Beltran.
According to Buster Olney of ESPN, the Houston Astros, Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers, and Cleveland Indians are the teams discussing a trade involving Carlos Beltran with the New York Yankees.
Beltran, heading into Sunday’s contest with the Tampa Bay Rays, owned a .301/.342/.538 slash line with 21 home runs with 62 runs batted in through 98 games and even belted his 22 home run off Blake Snell in the top of the sixth in today’s game.
He also saw his average creep up to a team-leading .304 and the chances that he just clobbered his last home run as a Bronx Bomber seems very likely.
As the Yankees continue to flirt with mediocracy, there are teams with the intention of adding Beltran’s .332 postseason batting average to their quest of securing a pennant.
“Whatever happens, is going to happen, so I’m not going to think about it,” Beltran told ESPN. “Honestly, I’m not going to think about it.”
What New York could get from these teams, or which team is the favorite is yet to be know. What should be known by every fan is, however, Carlos Beltran will not be sporting navy blue pinstripes come 4:01 PM tomorrow.
Stay tuned for the latest developments.