Carlos Beltran to stay in NL East?

Updated: July 22, 2011, 4:25 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

New York Mets right fielder Carlos Beltran's next home may still be in the National League East. Among the most active scouting occurring in the Beltran sweepstakes involves intra-division teams.

Gordon Lakey, the director of major league scouting for the Philadelphia Phillies, has been in New York to watch Beltran, who is in the final year of his contract. Meanwhile, the Mets have ramped up monitoring of Atlanta Braves and Phillies prospects, according to multiple major league sources.

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