Carlos Beltran retires, has strong case for Baseball Hall of Fame

Carlos Beltran retires, has strong case for Baseball Hall of Fame”

To have been able to build a school in Puerto Rico and change the lives of so many kids. I learned a lot about what being a veteran means and the impact we can have.

If there's anything that will hurt Beltran's shot at making the Hall, it's how the fluctuations of his career make it so difficult to pin down one enduring image of him as a player.

The interviews the Yankees are conducting today include the names of Aaron Boone and Hensley Meulens according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. "But I never thought that I needed to win a World Series to make my career complete. I would love that opportunity, for sure".

It's pretty clear, having read all of that, that Beltran's candidacy is one about being an all-around great player, not as a supremely great hitter who achieved some hallowed milestone or who was some sort of freakish specialist in any one aspect of the game like defense or base running or batting average or something.

Did the World Series provide a final validation?

Beltran was a nine-time All-Star, including at age 39 in 2016 with the Yankees, and won three Gold Gloves for his play in center field.

In his prime, Beltran was a stunning combination of contact, power, speed and fielding. The 40-year-old Montreal native will report to Braves chairman and CEO Terry McGuirk, who also announced that John Hart is moving into a new role as a senior advisor. Zaire started the last two games - both losses - and sustained an apparent left knee injury in a 28-20 loss at South Carolina on Saturday.

Beltran batted.231 with 14 homers and 51 RBIs in 129 games with Houston this season. The world No. 1 withdrew from the elite, season-ending tournament after losing his opening match to David Goffin 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-4 on Monday at the O2 Arena in London. He announced his decision on The Players' Tribune, in a beautiful piece that recalls his long career and the meaningful moments that stood out to him. Franks replaced Zaire in the second quarter and completed 10 of 25 passes for 174 yards, with an interception.

Has a reputation as a good citizen, team leader, community leader/philanthropist and mentor to younger players.

Beltran played for seven different teams, starting with the Kansas City Royals in 1998. Join the Redbird Rants team! "He was someone that people gravitated to in the clubhouse".

"Certainly. He's one of the brightest minds I've come across in the game", he said.

HOUSTON - It took quite some time, but Carlos Beltran finally got there, winning a World Series title after 20 seasons in the majors. "But it still feels nice to have a ring", he continued. He hit 30 or more homers four times, with a high of 41 in 2006, and finished with 435 in his career.

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