DK: Beltran Refused to Waive No-Trade for Pirates

Beltran refused to drop his no trade clause to come to the Pirates.

Carlos Beltran was traded today to the San Francisco Giants for top pitching prospect Zach Wheeler.  Dejan Kovacevic provides an update for us, saying that Beltran refused to waive his no-trade clause for the Pirates, who were making a hard push for the outfielder.  Dejan adds that the Pirates were willing to take on all of the $6.5 M that remained in his 2011 contract.  The Mets paid $4 M to get the return that they received from the Giants.

  • Andrew Behling
    July 28, 2011 10:24 pm

    Just a thought, but the timing is coincidental between Starling Marte being pulled from the game and Beltran declining the trade.  Is it possible that Marte was part of the trade that could have been lined up?

  • Do we know what the “hard push” was?  Any leaks on what prospects / MLB-talent the Pirates were offering?

  • Sometimes the best trades are the ones that don’t happen.  I’m glad the Bucs didn’t acquire Beltran.