BREAKING NEWS: New York Yankees Agree To Deal With Carlos Beltran

Oct 18, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran hits a RBI single against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the third inning in game six of the National League Championship Series baseball game at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Just mere hours after losing Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson, the Yankees have struck back. It appears  the Yankees agreed with part of my plan that I laid out earlier tonight and have advocated for all off-season. Seven years after he wanted to be a New York Yankee he is. Tonight, the New York Yankees have agreed to a three-year pact for $45 million with outfielder Carlos Beltran per Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News and Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports.

 

There were reports over the last few days of how the Yankees didn’t want to go to a third year with Beltran, but it appears that they have relented on that. Beltran will turn 37 in April.

For the St. Louis Cardinals last year he had a .296/.339/.491 line with 24 home runs and 84 RBI and made his eighth all-star game appearance.

Where Beltran really built his reputation is in the postseason. He’s a career .333 hitter with 16 homers and 40 RBI.

Beltran will be the starting right fielder next year which makes Ichiro Suzuki a very expensive fourth outfielder right now at $6 million next year. You have to figure Ichiro will be on the trading block this week at the Winter Meetings.

The Yankees get the switch-hitter in the lineup they needed to help replace the power of Cano and Granderson. Now  let’s see how they fill the other holes on the team.

Topics: Carlos Beltran, New York Yankees

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  • slider32

    Brilliant moves by Cashman, he has almost totally revamped the team. If they can sign either Drew or Infante they will get and A+. I would also like to see them sign Balfour or Benoit. The might even be able to trade for either Headley or Phillips. The last move will be to get another starter.

  • Jim Harper

    Let’s hope that somehow they can land Tanaka, and I agree that Phillips would be a great fit at 2nd. Cano was a great talent, but at times I thought he loafed when running out ground balls to 1st. He obviously now believes the hype and the last thing this team needed was another bad contract on a guy that will begin to decline in a few years. One thing I know for sure. It is such fun watching them rock and roll again. It’s like George is back!