Carlos Beltran To The Pirates?

By: Mike Vukovcan

Pittsburgh (KDKA)- NY Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran improved his trade value last night by hitting a clutch 2-run HR vs. the St. Louis Cardinals.

Beltran and Houston outfielder Hunter Pence are the two biggest bats available on the trade market.

Here’s the latest rumors involving Beltran:

*ESPN Baseball Insider Tim Kurkjian appeared on 106.7 “The Fan” in Washington D.C. and predicted Beltran will be traded to the Pirates. Kurkjian said, “If I had to guess, I think he’ll go to the Pirates”

*According to Buster Olney, the Brewers are making calls about Beltran but might not have what it takes to acquire him.

*•Mets GM Sandy Alderson is currently narrowing the field of possible trade partners, according to Yahoo’s Tim Brown. Since he’s a 10/5 player, Beltran must approve any trade.

*Reportedly, the leading contenders for Beltran are the Phillies, Braves, Giants and Red Sox.

UPDATE (12:23 PM):
According to Buster Olney of ESPN, the Pirates have talked internally about pursuing David DeJesus, but it’s unclear whether they will follow up aggressively with Oakland.

  • Len

    Vukovcan you are a writer but not a scholar please do not put stupid headlines like BELTRAN TO THE PIRATES, on the main sports page he’ll stay in New York and play for the Mets before coming HERE to the Pirates and hurt his free agent value, at the end of the season. The Pirates will not win the division and will not make the playoffs, and I’m gonna make a strong statement they will be below 500 again this year to make 19 consecutive losing seasons.

    • Brian

      Len you obviously show you do not follow baseball and if you are you must be a cubs or cards fan!!

      • Len

        Gee Brian since you put your 2 cents in what exactly are you showing me that you know anything about the sport????? Oh wait you are a Pirate fan you DEFINITELY know how to be a loser!!!! Please don’t make assumptions obviously someone who does not substaniate their stupid remarks aka YOU really shows how dumb and ignorant a person can be. PIRATES SUCK AND I AM ASSUMING MUCH LIKE YOU DID THAT YOU DO ALSO.

      • Len

        Brian almighty sports intelligence Please tell me what about the above comments you don’t agree with?? Oh and just so you are aware I played professional baseball, so I’m sure I know alot more about the sport than a NOVICE like yourself.

      • Anonymous

        You played professional baseball? This isn’t Len Dykstra, is it? Or does your mouth just ramble on like his?

  • BO

    Hey Len I agree that the Pirates aren’t very good. and as for Brian I like that you say someone doesn’t follow a sport but don’t back up your reasoning, do yourself a favor just sit in front of your computer and have a Cyber love affair and keep dumb comments off these message boards

  • Micco

    we got Jagr we’ll get Beltran.
    C’mon the Pirates?????

  • why you hatin

    That’s very exciting to know that you fear him coming to pittsburgh,pa & take time out your day to come to Pittsburgh’s news site to express yourself on a pirates team who’s taking it a day at a time & handing teams loses ,so please believe if anyone is under 500 its your team,oh yeah Pittsburgh’s the only city of champions & get it together

    • Len

      Oh right my team is under .500 My team is the YANKEES we r never under 500 2 words 1 year 1992 ATLANTA BRAVES get your life together

      • Anonymous

        Are you seriously trying to pick fights on a message board? How boring is your life? Your a Yankee fan picking on Pirate fans who haven’t had any baseball satisfaction in 18 years. When you were a senior in high school did you pick on 8th graders? Dude, seriously get it together. Wow.

  • House

    Why are the Pirates going after every average to below average player that Oakland has? They won’t help this team now or in the future so what is the point?

  • YankeesBlowChunks

    Len, every title the Yankee Dbags have ever won has bee invalid – they’ve bought them all. Their a true “loser” over hyped organization that no one cares about other than their pathetic moron fans. Yankees are the laughing stalk of the world idiot. Everybody knows they’ve bought their titles. You guys keep right on sucking up their in garbage dump /rat infested/crime ridden New York.

  • BO


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