Have you heard this one
yet over at foxsports.com?
The Marlins are kicking around the idea of acquiring Royals CF Carlos Beltran for prospects, then shipping Beltran to the Yankees for RHP Jose Contreras, assuming the Yankees would pay nearly all of the approximately $20 million that Contreras is owed through 2006.
The Marlins would use Contreras as a reliever, going with RHP Chad Fox, Contreras and RHP Armando Benitez in the late innings after Fox returns from an elbow injury--a significant upgrade for a bullpen that began the week 12th in the National League in ERA.
That's crazy! The Marlins would have to get something more than Contreras (even if the Yanks do pay most of his salary) in return for giving up the necessary prospects for Beltran.
posted by shawn
: 6/07/2004 05:37:00 PM -