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    Re: Carlos Beltran, Anyone

    Man, should have done that two years ago.
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    Re: Carlos Beltran, Anyone

    I'd be very in. Forget money right now, because if they sign him, then the Reds have enough money.

    a 3-4-5 of Votto-Beltran-Bruce...I'm in.

    I also don't care about his age. He's one of the best post season hitters of all time (don't know if that means much). Maybe I'm letting my eyeballs tell me too much, but I would take it.

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    Re: Carlos Beltran, Anyone

    Really wanted him bad two years ago. Like really bad. Now I'd still take him, and would rather have him for 2/20 or a little more than that than Choo for 5/100.

    I wonder how his defense in CF at 36 might compare to Choo at 32? Once Hamilton is ready, Beltran could slide over to LF and bridge to Winker/Ervin/Y-Rod.

    Only thing I wouldn't like is losing the first round pick. I wouldn't like that at all.
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    If he got a qualifying offer, then no. Next years draft is packed, and I don't want to give the Cardinals the Reds #1 pick.
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    Re: Carlos Beltran, Anyone

    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    I wonder how his defense in CF at 36 might compare to Choo at 32? Once Hamilton is ready, Beltran could slide over to LF and bridge to Winker/Ervin/Y-Rod.
    I don't think you want to play Beltran in CF.

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    I think it'd be tough giving up the pick but Beltran would give the reds the bat they need without having to give up players that are already on the roster. Losing the pick would hurt, but losing the actual talent to gain a hitter of his quality via trade may hurt more.

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    It'd be worth it to just see him torch the Cards 16 games next year.
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    Re: Carlos Beltran, Anyone

    Beltran is no longer a CF, barely a RF, moving to LF.

    If you can throw and run you play CF, If you can cut the gap and have a good arm RF, if you no longer can cut the gap or have a bad arm you are in LF.

    Carlos no longer has wheels that can cover RF much alone LF

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    Re: Carlos Beltran, Anyone

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    If he got a qualifying offer, then no. Next years draft is packed, and I don't want to give the Cardinals the Reds #1 pick.
    I agree...and the Cards did indeed make him a qualifying offer.
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    Re: Carlos Beltran, Anyone

    Beltran has said that he wants to play 3 more years. So it will probably take a 3 year deal to sign him.

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    Re: Carlos Beltran, Anyone

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    If he got a qualifying offer, then no. Next years draft is packed, and I don't want to give the Cardinals the Reds #1 pick.
    Sorry to nitpick, but if I'm not mistaken, under the new rules the Reds would forfeit their 1st rounder and the Cards would gain a supplemental 1st rounder (which, depending on how many teams forfeit their picks, could be pretty high). However, your point still stands.

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    I see Beltran as a Dante Bichette/Rich Aurillia/2013 Lance Berkman for the Reds. No way the Reds get any Cardinal magic out of a former super star.
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    If we lose Choo, then the Beltran pick is a wash. We gain one, we lose one.

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    Re: Carlos Beltran, Anyone

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    If we lose Choo, then the Beltran pick is a wash. We gain one, we lose one.
    True but we would move 15 spots back. Plus we could trade for an OF and keep both top 35 picks (but of course lose a player).
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