Originally Posted by NJReds
I've heard rumblings here that they may look to deal Beltran, too.
I think that's where you look.
Good OF glove, 100+ RBI machine.
Put him in the lineup with Bruce, Votto, Rolen and Phillips and I think you're going somewhere.
By merely taking on the salary over the next 2 years, you might not have to give up two arms and a leg to get him.
As for the no trade clause, you sell him on the kind of numbers that he'll put up playing 81 games a year in Cincinnati, and plenty more in places like Wrigley and Pittsburgh. Those numbers help him either secure one last decent contract and/or make him attractive to a contender when he's a FA.