Carlos Beltran Free Agency: He hasn't asked for a four-year deal

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Carlos Beltran is one of the best free agents on the market in the 2013-2014 offseason. He'll be 37 years old and will cost a draft pick to sign, but he's rumored to be asking for a three or four-year deal. Altogether that sounds like way too much for the Yankees (or maybe he's perfect).

Now it seems that Beltran isn't asking for a four-year deal in preliminary negotiations with two different teams, like it was originally thought he would. If he could be had on a two-year deal, the Yankees would definitely be interested. A deal like that would take him through his age-38 season, but at this point he's becoming less of a starting outfielder and more of a designated hitter.

The Yankees project to have an outfield of Alfonso Soriano, Brett Gardner, Ichiro Suzuki, and Vernon Wells, so an upgrade is likely coming, but would Beltran make sense? He's been interested in playing for the Yankees for years, yet each time the team has rejected his services. Is this the offseason that it all finally happens?

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