The New York Yankees are infatuated with the idea of Carlos Beltran patrolling right field in 2014 for their team–but will Beltran’s price be right for the Yankees to make an offer?
According to ESPN New York, a source (who was unable to give his name because he is not authorized to speak publicly) said that the Yankees will be willing to go as high as $14 Million on a deal for Beltran, but they won’t be interested in going three years.
“I think that would probably be a deal-breaker,” said the source. “The guy would be 40 years old (Beltran would turn 39 in April of a third season), and the Yankees have enough 40-year-olds now.”
The Yankees currently have Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez and Ichiro Suzuki who will finish their contracts in their 40’s. Do the Yankees really need another 40-year old player for their roster? We’ll leave that for you to decide.