While the ink is still wet on the “Alex Anthopoulos for Prime Minister” petition, a general manager with more than moral victories on his resume made a major move today. Reports indicate the Carlos Beltran to the Giants deal is actually getting done in the shadow of AA’s latest heist.
Details are still hazy but, at this point, it appears (according to Jon-Paul Morosi via MLB Trade Rumors) the Giants will send either centerfield prospect Gary Brown to New York or pitcher Zack Wheeler in exchange for the great but oft-injured Beltran.
This fills an immediate need for the Giants offense while the Mets get cheaper and younger where they need it most. As the details come down look to this space for the latest but, rest assured, the defending World Series Champs just took a serious step to defending their crown.