“ESPN’s Buster Olney does not believe a deal is imminent with San Francisco, although he does not discount the Giants being the ultimate landing spot,” writes Adam Rubin at ESPN New York, despite what David Waldstein and David Lennon tweeted below.
To read more about San Francisco’s top five prospects, check out this write up from this morning’s Daily News by Andy Martino.
Updated at 4:08 am:
Similarly, David Waldstein of the New York Times hit Twitter to say, “Some Mets people believe Beltran going to San Francisco.”
What’s more, the prospect most connected to the Mets in rumors about Beltran, OF Gary Brown, was a late scratch tonight in his game for Single-A San Jose.
Opinion added by Matthew Cerrone:
Earlier today, I heard someone say that, since Brown was drafted last year, he can’t technically be traded until August 1., meaning you may first see him mentioned as a ‘player to be named later.’ The Mets like Brown, saying he’s tailor-made for Citi Field. In the last day or so, people have told me he has the potential to play like Jacoby Elsbury. He’s super strong of defense. However, he puts the ball in play a lot, which is something I am surprised this Mets front office is finding appealing.
In January, Brown was ranked as San Francisco’s third best prospect by Baseball America, who also ranked him No. 33 on their Midseason Top 50 Prospects List making him the sixth best outfield prospect in baseball.
Original Post by Michael Baron at 12:33 am:
In a post to Twitter, Newsday’s David Lennon said there is increasing chatter around the Mets suggesting Carlos Beltran may be headed to the Giants.