The Marlins are kicking around the idea of acquiring Royals CF Carlos Beltran for prospects, then shipping Beltran to the Yankees for RHP Jose Contreras, assuming the Yankees would pay nearly all of the approximately $20 million that Contreras is owed through 2006. The Marlins would use Contreras as a reliever, going with RHP Chad Fox, Contreras and RHP Armando Benitez in the late innings after Fox returns from an elbow injury--a significant upgrade for a bullpen that began the week 12th in the National League in ERA. A more realistic trade could involve Marlins OF Abraham Nunez and Royals RH reliever Jason Grimsley. . . .
So Florida would trade prospects and Carlos Beltran, all for JOSE CONTRERAS?!?!
How do some of these people get their jobs because I can make up horrible rumors myself.