MLB Trade Speculation: Could Carlos Beltran Land with Chicago Cubs?

May 13, 2011 by  

The Carlos Beltran rumors are flowing everywhere these days it seems. These rumors have only gotten stronger following his three-homer outburst Thursday night.

Meanwhile, the speculation is flying that Beltran may wind up with a team that has big pockets. To that, I say, why not the Cubs?

As ESPN's Buster Olney points out, "Beltran, who's eligible for free agency in the fall, is making a whopping $18.5 million this year, and it will be interesting to see how his salary plays into other teams' pursuit of him."

That means that any team that acquires Beltran as a summer rental will be on the hook for about $9...

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