Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated tweeted earlier today that the Texas Rangers might be the club making the best offer for New York Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran.
strong belief now best beltran offer may come from #rangers. 1 hangup: he prefers nl. atl, sf, milw still in
Beltran would be foolish not to accept a trade to the Rangers, but it is possible that he'd force New York's hand to keep him in the National League.
Heyman, of course, didn't get into any specifics on what the Rangers would have to offer, but Texas has the best farm system of all the teams that have been linked in Beltran rumors.
Texas had been reported as a serious player for Beltran multiple times in the past week by Buster Olney of ESPN as well as Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports.
It'll be interesting to see how it plays out and if the Rangers can acquire both Beltran and relief help - or if they settle on one or the other.