Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Posted by el duque at 7:13 AM
Dear God. Carlos Beltran will be 37 next year. Thirty-seven. According to Mark Feinsand's article (Why doesn't Feinsand reveal his sources here; along with the headline proof-reader; they both must be Cashman) the Yankees would give Beltran a three-year deal. A three year deal. Give me a reason. Give me a pill. Why we would want another old, injury-prone DH/outfielder for three long years - probably at $15 million per? Grant me asylum, Tibet! Calgon Bath Oil Beads, take me away! If there is anything in this world more obvious than the need for the New York Yankees to field a younger lineup, I don't know what it is. I am at a loss to think of it. But here is Feinsand, uncharacteristically toadying to his sources.
Given that Ichiro turns 40 next week, Soriano turns 38 in January and Wells turns 35 in December, using the group in an outfield/DH rotation with Beltran would appear to make plenty of sense.