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Daily Rumble: The Carlos Beltran market

It's very likely the Mets won't get the A-plus prospect they desire in any deadline deal

Originally Published: July 26, 2011
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

If life was one big fantasy baseball league, the Mets would have no trouble getting their price for Carlos Beltran.

He's the biggest difference-maker in the deadline bat market: He's highly motivated. (Guess why?) And he's officially en fuego (.339, with a .481 on-base percentage and 1.125 OPS in July).

But unfortunately for the Mets, they don't operate in a world ruled by Matthew Berry and Eric Karabell. They operate in a very real world, in which teams look at Beltran and ...

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