Re: Red Sox Should Buget One Year Market Rate To Acquire Beltran (No on 2 guaranteed market rate years)
posted at 11/10/2013 10:58 AM EST
If the market is 2 years, no, but a one year market rate with a 2nd year option/player opt out is obvious for the 2014 Red Sox. I expect that should close the deal and cost little more than what Napoli cost in 2013. Beltran has the two year work record to show he's worth a one year contract risk in hopes of getting another 140 plus games season.
Use at least one ounce of common sense. He declined the Cards offer of $14.1M/1. Do you seriously think he'll sign somewhere else for $14.1M/1? That makes -0- common sense. If you asked someone with no BB knowledge at all, it would make no sense.
LF would be a perfect place to put him, at home, with a move to RF in ballparks with vast LF and shorter porch RF like Yankee stadium.
So, you want to spend $14M to upgrade from the .790 we had in LF to an .830 hitter that can't field?
Napoli should not be resigned, and if Kendrys Morales cost more than 3 or 4 years and 40 to 50M, Nava should platoon at 1st base and be OF depth with a cheap one year lower single digits deal on Konerko.
Napoli is twice the player that Morales is. And you want to spend $50M on a DH with a .786 OPS over the past two years, and who has averaged 27 games at 1st over the past 4 years?
Carp should be traded on what amounts to a one-time lottery windfall highest he'll ever have in trade value.
It makes sense only if you think someone will overpay. And since backup 1Bs almost never net anything useful in a trade, then the point is moot. And in any case, you always get the best return by finding the team that needs a backup 1B/OF the most. And since he fits our profile perfectly, we are the team that needs him the most.