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Carlos Beltran

Now Playing First Base for the Yankees

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.17.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Baseball is a game where teams are currently trying to innovate to gain a slight advantage over other teams. The Yankees failure to do this has become almost their franchise identity, but missing another opportunity this year is nonetheless unfortunate.

The Yankees and Tanaka

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 03.26.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The Tanaka signing will come under a lot of scrutiny; and it is very likely that if he starts out slow or if the Yankees have the poor season many foresee, Tanaka, and his contract, will be blamed. The Tanaka signing, however, is on its own a good and defensible move.

Are the Cardinals Really the Best Organization in Baseball?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 03.06.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The Cardinals are obviously a very good team, but some of the mistakes they make as an organization would draw much more attention if not for the best organization frame.

The New Yankee Mess

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 02.07.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

After a flurry of expensive free agent signings the Yankees have upgraded modestly in center, and significantly behind the plate, but they have gotten much worse at second base and have done nothing about big holes at shortstop and third base.

REPORT: Yankees Land Beltran

AP | By RONALD BLUM | Posted 02.05.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Beltran is coming back to New York, this time to the Bronx. The All-Star outfielder and the Yankees agreed Fri...

The Yankees Need a New Approach, Not New Free Agents

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

This will be a difficult and possibly strange off-season for the New York Yankees. The lawsuit between their star, aging and scandal-ridden third baseman Alex Rodriguez and Major League Baseball has drawn the most attention, but there is more.

The Red Sox and Cardinals Are Doing the Big Things Right

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

This World Series is turning into a hard-fought, competitive and exciting one. This World Series has also been surprisingly sloppily played.

The World Series Umpires Should Be Applauded For Making The Right Call In Game 3

Jordan Schultz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

Let us get one thing straight: Intent does not matter in MLB obstruction. In the first ever playoff game in MLB history to be decided by obstruction, the umpires actually got the call correct. The Boston Red Sox complained after their 5-4 loss, but the truth was they deserved to lose Game 3.

Cardinals Get Even

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 10.25.2013 | Sports

BOSTON -- BOSTON (AP) — Michael Wacha won again in October and the St. Louis Cardinals got just enough help from Boston, beating the Red Sox 4-2 Thu...

Beltran Is Back

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 10.24.2013 | Sports

Carlos Beltran is back in the St. Louis Cardinals lineup. A night after a rib-rattling collsion with the outfield wall at Fenway Park sent him to the ...

Red Sox Rock Cards In World Series Opener

Posted 10.24.2013 | Sports

BOSTON (AP) — Jon Lester threw a cutter in the eighth inning for his final out of the game, his latest scoreless World Series stint over. ...

This Grand Slam-Saving Catch Landed Carlos Beltran In The Hospital

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 10.24.2013 | Sports

In just his second inning of World Series play, Carlos Beltran made exactly the sort of spectacular play that is fast making him an October legend. Un...

Everything You Need To Know About The 2013 World Series From A(dam Wainwright) To Z(Z Top)

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 10.23.2013 | Sports

Adam Wainwright. The starter in Game 1 for the St. Louis Cardinals, Wainwright has continued his postseason dominance into 2013. Having famously seale...

HIGHLIGHTS: Beltran Does It All As Cards Outlast Dodgers

AP | R.B. FALLSTROM | Posted 12.11.2013 | Sports

ST. LOUIS -- ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Carlos Beltran capped his latest scintillating postseason performance with an RBI single in the 13th inning early Satur...

What Does Carlos Beltran's Great Post-Season Play Mean?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 12.09.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Beltran's post-season credentials are a product of his strong play, but also of the era in which he played. When baseball moved to the expanded playoff system following the 1993 season, it pro-actively sought to change how its past is viewed.

Pirates Edge Cardinals 5-3: Pittsburgh Takes 2-1 Lead In NLDS (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

AP | By WILL GRAVES | Posted 12.06.2013 | Sports

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pinch-runner Josh Harrison stood on second base in the bottom of the eighth inning and pointed to Pittsburgh Pirates third base co...

Beltran Leads Cards In Rout

AP | R.B. FALLSTROM | Posted 10.04.2013 | Sports

ST. LOUIS -- ST. LOUIS (AP) — Carlos Beltran's three-run homer sparked a seven-run third inning and the St. Louis Cardinals got seven stingy innings...

Cards Blow Out Buccos In Game 1

AP | R.B. FALLSTROM | Posted 12.03.2013 | Sports

ST. LOUIS -- ST. LOUIS (AP) — Carlos Beltran, Adam Wainwright and the St. Louis Cardinals gave Pittsburgh a quick reality jolt. Beltran's three-run...

WATCH: Carlos Beltran Ties Babe Ruth With Latest Playoff Homer

Posted 10.07.2013 | Sports

If Carlos Beltran does not officially own October yet then he may simply be leasing with the option to buy. In his second at-bat of the 2013 MLB p...

Platitudes and Tautologies in Post-Season Baseball

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 12.03.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

With eight teams still left in the playoffs, baseball's biggest post-season battle, the one between platitude and tautologies, can begin.

Good News For Cardinals

AP | R.B. FALLSTROM | Posted 12.19.2012 | Sports

ST. LOUIS — Carlos Beltran returned to the St. Louis Cardinals' starting lineup Friday night for Game 5 of the NL championship series. Beltran ...

Beltran Leaves Game With Knee Injury

AP | JIM SALTER | Posted 10.18.2012 | Sports

ST. LOUIS -- Carlos Beltran's availability for Game 4 of the NL championship series was uncertain after the St. Louis Cardinals slugger left Wednesday...

Cardinals Slugger Leaves Game 3 With Injury

AP | JIM SALTER | Posted 12.17.2012 | Sports

ST. LOUIS — Cardinals star Carlos Beltran left Game 3 of the NL championship series with a strained left knee, and there was an immediate impact...

Beltran, Freese Power Cards

AP | JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 12.14.2012 | Sports

SAN FRANCISCO — This time, Carlos Beltran, David Freese and the St. Louis Cardinals took a six-run lead – and held onto it, barely. Beltr...

Stunning Comeback

Posted 10.13.2012 | Sports

The St. Louis Cardinals use all 27 outs. Like the Texas Rangers before them, the Washington Nationals had to learn the hard way. Picking up right ...