Oct 18, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran hits a RBI single against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the third inning in game six of the National League Championship Series baseball game at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Carlos Beltran will receive a lot of attention during the Winter Meetings, retirement pending

I just want to put it out there right now, I don’t know if Carlos Beltran is set to retire just yet, but the man is getting ready to turn 37 years old pretty soon.

Now with Shin-Soo Choo getting prepared to be swarmed with a whole bunch of offers from teams across the league, even the globe, Carlos Beltran could take that spotlight from him. Beltran may look like he’s only a couple years away from hitting that 40 milestone age wise, but the man can still play.

It’s almost hard to believe that this is Beltran’s first World Series appearance. He has to be one of the best outfielder’s in this game right now when it comes to all aspects of the game.

Beltran currently stands with 358 career home runs and 1,327 runs batted in. It’s hard to believe this is his first trip to the World Series after 2,064 career games. The man has played so well throughout his career, he deserved to be on a team that’s reached the World Series before the Cardinals this season.

Seriously, 16 career post season home runs in 45 post season games, is outstanding. On top of his 16 post season long balls, Beltran has 30 extra base post season hits, which puts him behind St. Louis Cardinal’s great Albert Pujols who has 37 and Atlanta Braves legend Chipper Jones who has 31.

Carlos has another series left to possibly break that record and from his previous games he’s played this post season, he could very well smash that record.

If not, who knows, maybe he’ll break it next season if he’s able to reach the playoffs again. But you have to wonder, will we see Carlos Beltran step foot on a Major League Baseball field as a player next season?

The offers that will be coming in could keep that dreadful retirement on hold for awhile. I wouldn’t be surprised if he ended up with the Red Sox.

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