I really want to see the Yankees sign Carlos Beltran but now I'm hearing the same stuff about him that we heard about Vlad last season: that he doesn't want to play in the Big Apple. Is there any truth to this or do you think it's just anti-Yankee media folks like Peter Boston-Gammons who hope they don't get him?
Hot rumor of the day
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said he did not have any conversation, beyond a casual greeting, with agent Scott Boras during the week's meetings. Boras represents many of the top players on the free-agent market, including center fielder Carlos Beltran. Although many have presumed Beltran -- perhaps the top free agent available -- already has been fitted for Yankees pinstripes, talk is that he does not want to end up in New York. He supposedly likes a quieter lifestyle and is not a big fan of the Big Apple.
-- Kathleen O'Brien
"Talk." But none of these people name any sources. Just "talk."