May 31, 2004

Beltran in blue and umm...sand?

According to this morning's San Diego Union-Tribune, the Well-Liked Padres are considering dealing for Carlos Beltran. The cornerstone of any Beltran deal would likely be Xavier Nady, who is killing the ball down in Triple-A Portland (.343/.422/.495), but has no long-term position with the club. If I'm Kevin Towers, I do this move in a heartbeat. Beltran would automatically transform the Pads from a sleeper team to a clear favorite in the NL West. As for long term? Who knows? San Diego is an easy city to fall in love with, and owner John Moores has been saying for years that he's willing to increase payroll once that PETCO Park was open. I still think that Beltran is destined to be a Yankee, like Jason Giambi a few years ago, but it's worth the risk.

Posted by Frinklin at May 31, 2004 11:43 AM
Post a comment

Remember personal info?