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Postby Paulie Walnuts » Mon May 31, 2004 9:07 pm

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.
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Postby blankman » Mon May 31, 2004 9:23 pm

Paulie Walnuts wrote:Oh I think there is a very very long list this year.

Here is a link for all Free Agents at the end of the year!

There might be some interesting people available, other than Beltran, Garcia and Randy Johnson.

What about Bret Boone, Russ Ortiz, Corey Koskie, Dustin Hermanson, Orlando Cabrera, Todd Walker or maybe also Matt Morris.

Lance Berkman is on that list too 8-o

He should fetch some good offers
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Postby Amazinz » Mon May 31, 2004 9:23 pm

The Yankees will go after him in the off-season not this season. Keep in mind that for the first time the luxury tax is hitting the Yanks hard and if they fail to make the WS this year they barely break even financially. It will be interesting to see how it plays out.

Nobody is going to sign Beltran this year so he'll just be a rent-a-player. I don't think (despite the rumors and fanfare in the NY papers) that the Mets will make a trade for Beltran this year. Rent-a-players are for teams looking for that one piece to put them over the top. The Mets need more than one player to be serious WS contenders.
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