In the NY post this morning Joel Sherman mentioned the fact that the Red Sox are shopping around for a big bat that can play defense. 1 player that he said fits that criteria is Carlos Beltran. There is no chance of this actually happening, as Sherman said, but lets just play GM for a moment here. If we did trade Beltran to the Sox we would most likely get Ellsbury back as a replacement in CF. Ellsbury is a lot cheaper and younger but he is not the same player as Beltran is. He does not have the power Beltran has though he is more of a basestealer and hits for a higher average. Sherman mentioned Dice K as the other player the Mets could get back in this deal. As Sherman mentioned, the mets had interest in Dice K before the Sox signed him and he would be a great #2 to go behind Johan. This deal could also allow us to go after manny as we would dump a lot of salary by trading Beltran. The middle of the order would consist of Manny, Delgado, and Wright and the rotation would feature Santana, Dice K, Maine, and Pelfrey. This would seem like a good deal for both teams even though the chances of it going down are extremely remote.
By Tony Agnese