After losing Robinson Cano to the Seattle Mariners, USA Today sports writer Bob Nightengale tweeted that the New York Yankees were going in on everyone to make up for the loss. That led the team to signing Carlos Beltran to a three-year deal worth $45 million but the Bombers weren’t the only team to have had an offer on the table for Beltran.
According to Arizona Diamondbacks beat writer Nick Piecoro, the D-Backs had an offer on the table for Beltran that was not only for the same amount of years but for more money than what the outfielder settled on in New York.
Source: Dbacks made strong push for Carlos Beltran, who is headed to Yankees. Dbacks also offered three years but were north of $45M.
— Nick Piecoro (@nickpiecoro) December 7, 2013
The exact figure that the Diamondbacks offered isn’t known, but there was a rumor that Beltran had a $48 million contract offer from a mystery team. Knowing now that they Yankees offered Beltran $45 million, it’s possible that the Diamondbacks were this mystery team since the figure matches with what Piecoro reports.
It’s all trivial at this point as Beltran is headed back to the New York sports scene, albeit this time in a Yankees jersey. Arizona tried and could not secure Beltran so they will be looking elsewhere to shore up whatever needs they have on a roster they hope can make a postseason run.