Thursday, July 28, 2011

[news] Giants on the brink of trade Carlos Beltran

The Giants are close to completing a trade for New York Mets right fielder and six-time All-Star Carlos Beltran, according to numerous sources, a move that immediately increases the team's chances of winning the NL West again and advances through the playoffs.

The Giants are expected to send 2009 first-round draft choice Zack Wheeler, a left-handed pitcher, to New York in what would be the largest acquisition in mid-season batting over 15 years, Brian Sabean over as CEO.

According to numerous reports, the Mets send $ 4 million to the Giants to cover most of the $ 6 million left on the contract for Beltran. Beltran is eligible for free agency after the season.

The Giants expect Beltran in Philadelphia for the game Thursday night if the operation was completed without problems.

Bruce Bochy could not comment extensively today with the agreement is still pending, but made clear why it is necessary Beltran.

"You look at our offensive inconsistency, we need a little help," Bochy said. "It's two players change our line. There is some sense of urgency to see if we could do something to make this offense go."

Beltran, Bochy said, "is a complete player Carlos has all the tools you look for in a player:. Great defense, hitting, he's a switch hitter who can run, has great instincts for the game and play the right game and play the game hard. "

Beltran's total trade with no rights to 24 hours to approve the agreement. At 3 pm PDT, a "little details" are still working with Beltran, according to two sources. Then, trade must be approved by the commissioner's office with more than $ 1 million is changing hands.

This agreement would be contrary to longstanding Sabean philosophy and practice of negotiating a better prospect for a player two months' rent, but the circumstances are different now. The Giants have great expectations after winning the World Series last season and this year's offense has been pitiful, without Buster Posey and Freddy Sanchez.

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