Another team has possibly snuck into the Beltran sweepstakes. The Astros seem to have what is needed to get a three team deal done. Beltran would go to the Astros, Octavio Dotel to the A's, and prospects (Mark Teahan & possibly Joe Blanton) to the Royals. This deal is certainly interesting and the Astros represent a team that has a closer to spare since Brad Lidge may be better at closing games than Dotel anyway.
I think this deal has some wheels to get done.