Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that Carlos Beltran has agreed to a three-year deal with the New York Yankees. The contract is worth $45 million according to what a source told Feinsand.
A rival executive told Andy Martino that if the numbers are accurate, this might be the best signing of the offseason. If you’re trying to do the math, that’s Beltran, Brian McCann and Jacoby Ellsbury for $283 million so far for the Yankees. Beltran is expected to play right field while Alfonso Soriano moves to DH.
The Kansas City Royals were also in on Beltran, but it doesn’t look like they’ll have that reunion after all. Hey, on the bright side, it still looks like he’ll go to the Hall of Fame in a Mets hat…
I was talking with Ed (Rusty) earlier tonight, and neither of us could remember another offseason that had so much action before the Winter Meetings. This is kind of unprecedented.
You may remember me saying this would be a wild one because of every team being flush with cash from the new TV deal, but I wasn’t expecting anything like this.