While the World Series Champions were putting down the Phillies 2-1 in Philadelphia today, the front office was dealing to pave the way for Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran to join the champs, pronto.
The deal is done and becomes official in 24hrs. The much needed slugger is expected to help the San Francisco Giants make a legitimate run at repeating as National League & World Series Champions. They gave up pitching prospect Zach Wheeler and cash for for the 13-year veteran.
My judgement of Beltran's acquisition is still a wait-n-see call. My message to the veteran slugger is this:
Now that you've joined a champion its expected you play like one. Play Ball!
Carlos Beltran #15(RF)
34 years old
-2011 stats to date-
30 2B *
15 HR *
66 RBI *
60 BB *
61 SO *
* Team Leading Stat
Giants vs Phillies Game Recap 7/27/11