MLB Trade Rumors: Carlos Beltran's Many Suitors

SI.com's Jon Heyman summarizes the latest Carlos Beltran trade rumors:

The Giants, Phillies and Braves look like the front-runners for Carlos Beltran at the moment, with the Brewers another possibility. Milwaukee lost centerfielder Carlos Gomez, a former Met, to injury, and could consider Beltran for centerfield or rightfield, with Corey Hart moving to center. Some are suggesting the Giants already have plenty of outfielders and in early talks with the Mets they've been unwilling to include their top talent (they'd rather pay money; Beltran has about $7 million left on his Mets deal).

The Giants? They do have plenty of outfielders, none as good as Beltran but the makings of a decent squad, especially if Nate Schierholtz is more than a mirage.

The Phillies? With Victorino their only outfielder who's been even decent this season -- of course, he's been a lot better than decent -- Beltran would obviously make them look even better ... which means they would still look like the best team in the National League, but more.

The Braves? Is Beltran still able to play center field with aplomb? Because when Chipper Jones gets back, center field will be the Braves' only lineup hole (well, except for shortstop but Beltran can't help there).

The Brewers? I feel like I'm missing some key piece of information here. Ryan Braun's in left field, and he's great. Corey Hart's in right field, and he's good. And with Carlos Gomez out, Nyjer Morgan's in center field ... and he's really good! Better this year (so far) than Hart!

It's funny, none of these teams seem the perfect fit for Beltran. Maybe the Pirates should get him ...

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