Carlos Beltran recently signed a three year, $45 million deal to be a New York Yankee, something he’s wanted his entire life. However, he didn’t become one as soon as he expected. From ESPN,
“Having the opportunity to come back again as a Yankee means a lot to me,” Beltran said. “I grew up being a Yankee fan. I grew up being a Bernie Williams fan. At one point [in 2005], I almost got a chance to sign with the Yankees, but it didn’t work out.”
Beltran ended up going to the Mets for seven years and $119 million in 2005. While he said he enjoyed his time in Flushing, he sounded bitter about how upper management treated him.
Although he had many great years in New York as a Met, he is hoping to have even better years wearing the pinstripes.
His first official press conference as a New York Yankee was earlier today, when he was giving his No. 36 jersey that he will be wearing for the next three years. It has also been said that when these three years are up, Carlos Beltran will announce his retirement from baseball as well, so he has to make these next few years count.