If I were Carlos Beltran, I'd sign in Houston. I'd sign with them right away now that they gave me a monstrous 6 year, $96 million offer. No state income tax in Texas makes this deal far more expensive. Even if the Yankees outbid the Astros, the Astros are still in it. Boras has said that a minimum seven year offer is needed or else do not even try, but this is very good start point for team that has Beltran's attention as a place he has a good comfort level with. Top that all off with a Stadium that is conducive for hitting many, many homeruns and you have a 40/40 man year in and year out. He's a special talent, but not worth the money he is going to get. He does everything well and he's the right age so people are going to overpay for the prize of this off season. Omar definitely needs to focus on Delgado at this point as it is going to take a lot of money to sway Beltran out of Houston as McLane has laid his claim on the superstar. There is no other option for Carlos because this is the best option. Roger Clemens will come back if he signs are you have dangerous team in the NL Central again. Minaya should put an offer out there for seven years and comparable money and see if Boras and Beltran bites, but in reality, it just does not look good no matter how enamored Wilpon is with the idea of signing Beltran. But hey, the extra year worked for Pedro so I guess anything is possible no matter how unlikely things look right now.