December 7, 2013

Beltran Moves To The Dark Side

Perhaps you've already heard, but late last night the New York Yankees acquired the services  of former-Met, Carlos Beltran.  Signed to a reported three year deal worth $45 million dollars, Belran will join fellow recently acquired teammate, Jacoby Ellsbury, in the Yankee outfield.

The news is sure to bother some Mets fans, as Beltran rocked 149 home runs in his injury plagued six and half seasons in Queens.  You'll recall he was traded mid-year in 2011 for Zack Wheeler, who joined the team last season.  He is widely considered the best outfielder to ever play for the blue and orange and oddly enough, because he landed in the Bronx as opposed to Kansas City, could still wear a Mets hat if elected to the Hall Of Fame.

The decision to sign with the Yankees was likely an easy one for the slugger.  Many speculated he prefered the Yankees over the Mets when he signed in 2005, but the Yankees just wouldn't pony up the money (7/$126MM) necessary to sign him.  He is also still in pursuit of his first World Series ring after falling short last season with the St. Louis Cardinals.

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