Beltran Willing to Waive No-Trade Clause

Mike Puma of the New York Post reported this morning that Carlos Beltran would waive his no-trade clause if the Mets could ship him to a contender.

Beltran noted that he understands baseball is a business and doesn’t seem to be getting very worked up over the fact that he may not end the year with the Metropolitans.  In that way he’s different than teammates Jose Reyes and Francisco Rodriguez.

“The team is always going to do what is best for the team, and as a player you have to make a decision if the trade makes sense or not,” Beltran said.

To clarify, the 34 year old confirmed that he would accept a trade to a contending team.

Beltran’s attitude toward the situation makes sense do to the fact that he’s never been a real fan favorite in the Big Apple and was even slammed by Mets ownership earlier this season.

I’d bet my left leg that Beltran isn’t going to be resigned by the Mets, and his name has been all over trade rumors lately.  The Rangers interest in Beltran was shot down, but other clubs could certainly covet the right fielder.

On the year Beltran’s been able to hold a line of .281/.373/.489 to go along with 11 home runs and 53 RBIs.

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Tags: Carlos Beltran Francisco Rodriguez Jose Reyes New York Mets Texas Rangers

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