Talking Giants Baseball: A San Francisco Giants/Baseball Blog: Carlos Beltran is one step closer to San Francisco? (via

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Carlos Beltran is one step closer to San Francisco? (via

By Dom DiFucci

Carlos Beltran could be on the move..
The Mets lost to the first place Philadelphia Phillies Friday night 7-2 moving them back to the .500 mark at 46-46, 12 games off the pace in the NL East and 8.5 games back of the Atlanta Braves in the NL Wild Card race. With five teams in front of them, unless the Mets close out the last two weeks in July with a flurry and also close the gap in the Wild Card, you can be certain that the Mets will be sellers at the MLB Trading Deadline. Even if the Mets finish the month well above .500, if the teams ahead of them do well and they can meaningfully close the Wild Card gap, the Mets will still be sellers.

Bruce Bochy already has Beltran’s name written onto a lineup card playing right field and hitting clean-up for the San Francisco Giants. He’s just waiting to find out what date to put on the lineup card. That match between Beltran and the Giants is a perfect one for all sides. Beltran is a double’s machine, a perfect fit for the Giants anemic offense and San Francisco definitely has the prospects to give in return.

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