Well, if the Yankees want Beltran, they will do anything in the world to get him. Believe me, they will find a way, if they have to.
Bernie is a good hitter, but not a everyday Center-Fielder anymore and Lofton isn't the - their answer.
Center-Field (+ 2B) is the only position the Yankees doesn’t have an answer for in the next couple of years.
I can’t believe let him go anyway. It's near by a once in a lifetime chance for them. They can't be that stupid to let him go to any other team.
The only question is where there priority is. Right now it's starting pitching und their Bullpen.
But if their rotation settles in, especially Contreras they will make him their priority.
But he is not going to the Red Sox. As much as they want him and prevent the Yankees grabbing him, they will have by far more, much more other issues than a Center-Fielder.