The word on the street was that Carlos Beltran didn't want to go to an American League team. One year ago, we also heard that Cliff Lee was a lock for the New York Yankees.When it comes to red-hot Trade Rumors, you can't always trust what you hear—even if you did read it on Twitter.
As early as late afternoon, it appeared to be a two-horse race for Beltran's bat. The two foes are certainly familiar—it was a rematch of last year's World Series counterparts: The San Francisco Giants and the Texas Rangers.
Once again, it was the Giants that prevailed.
Thus with the addition of the most-coveted free agent on the market this year, the Giants have taken a huge step towards retaining their status as World Series Champions.
Carlos Beltran is a great fit in San Francisco—and here are the Top 5 reasons why.