Finally, the Carlos Beltran rumors can cease and desist, if an ESPN report is accurate.
The Mets and Giants are "at the one-yard-line" in a deal that would send Beltran to San Francisco, ESPN's Buster Olney tweeted Wednesday afternoon. It appears to be a win-win for the Giants, who want to win now, and the Mets, who need to retool their pitching rotation for the future.
"This will be a tremendous addition for the Giants: Beltran gives them the middle-of-the-order RBI bat they lost when [Buster] Posey got hurt," Olney reports.
Pitcher Zach Wheeler, a 21-year-old right-hander who was the sixth overall pick in the 2009 draft, appears to be the centerpiece of a package the Mets would receive in return.
Wheeler was rated as the No. 55 prospect in all of baseball prior to the season by Baseball America.