It's Not Like The Times Has Been Known to Make Up Stories Before.....
I'll believe this when it actually happens.
"Someone told me the other day, if they get Johnson they wouldn't go after Beltran," the official, who refused to be named, said. "Even the Yankees have to have a limit."
Could just be the Yankees bluffing and trying to lure everyone into a false sense of security, but the rumblings have been around for a while both ways. We’ve read plenty of times that even the Yankees have a limit and we’ve read plenty of times that they will outbid anyone for Beltran’s services.
One things for sure, there will be a lot of I told you so's being thrown around when all the dust settles.
Beltran's becoming a victim of a Yankees budget wouldn't simply be the most intriguing story of this off-season; it would be the most stunning development in years. It would also crush Scott Boras, Beltran's agent, who is counting not only on the Yankees' interest but also on what would be a rare instance of the Yankees and the Mets directly competing for a player.
Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn every once in while and the Mets have looked like the Stevie Wonder of squirrels the last few years.