MLB Trade Rumors: Rangers Now Out On Carlos Beltran

That didn't take long. Earlier Wednesday, we heard that the Rangers and Giants were making progress in negotiations with the Mets about outfielder Carlos Beltran. Now Ken Rosenthal throws some water on half of that flame:

Source: Beltran NOT going to . presumed front-runner.

Adds Jon Heyman:

in position to land beltran. not quite giving up. but deal with sf could get done soon.

It makes sense. Though the Rangers have been fond of the potential help, Beltran was never particularly keen on playing in the AL, and he's armed with a no-trade clause. Where Beltran doesn't want to go, Beltran doesn't go, and Beltran doesn't want to switch leagues.

So now this leaves the Giants alone atop the pedestal. They're not guaranteed to be the ones to land Beltran, but they have the best shot, and it certainly looks like a trade could be completed at any moment.

The Phillies and Braves are also said to be sniffing around, and not out of the running just yet.

Latest News

In This Article

Teams
Players
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.