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Beltran's Suitors Come Into Focus

According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, trade talks for Carlos Beltran have come down to five serious teams: the Atlanta Braves, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers. Names being thrown around that would come to the Mets in a deal range from Atlanta minor league pitcher Mike Minor to Phillies right fielder Dominic Brown. The Giants, though, would rather pay most or all of the $6 million owed to Beltran than give up top prospects. Sandy Alderson has said a few times that dealing within his own division would not be a road block to a deal.