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Is Carlos Beltran Heading to Boston?

Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman has reported via Twitter that the San Francisco Giants are likely out of the running to resign slugger Carlos Beltran, and that the Boston Red Sox is his likely landing spot this offseason:

#redsox interested in carlos beltran. #giants likely out after getting melky. competing exec predict 2-yr deal w/ bos
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Perhaps the Giants are trying to reallocate money for another big time player such as Jimmy Rollins or Jose Reyes by not pursuing Beltran, who will be looking for a hefty contract from whomever wants to give it to him. Although if he's only to sign a two year deal in Boston, I would have to imagine the Giants could come up with something similar on their end and at least try to entice him to stay.

To say Melky Cabrera fixes the Giants' outfield is a gross understatement, but if they really are out of the running for Beltran's services they must be trying to make some other significant moves this winter, or use that money to keep arbitration eligible players like Tim Lincecum paid and happy with the Giants. 

Oh, and let's not forget that this is a rumor. Just saying. 

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