The St. Louis Cardinals and Carlos Beltran have reached an agreement on a two-year, $26 million contract. The move, pending the results of a physical, is apparently the Cardinals’ best way of softening the blow of losing Albert Pujols. Are fans happy with this move? It all depends, really.
If you’re looking for a player who leans on daily updates of the health percentages of his hamstrings, which will never break 89%, Beltran is your guy. If you’re looking for someone to pass the buck like a hot potato, Beltran is your guy. However, if you happen to be looking for a player who isn’t crankier than your girlfriend, Beltran is not your guy.
To be completely fair to Carlos, he concluded last season with an OPS of .920, his highest since 2006.
[Via CBS News]