Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports offers a comprehensive look at ten major league teams and what their thinking might be re Beltran and others.
Beltran is 34, but is getting on base at an almost 4-in-10 clip, and with the Mets about out of the race in the National League, Beltran becomes a coveted commodity -- not necessarily for the long term, but as a quick fix for the stretch run.
Passan's analysis posits that the delay in activity is a matter of chessplaying, as it were.
"It’s not procrastination as much as strategizing. Over-.500 teams might sell, and under-.500 teams might buy and the strangeness that pervades baseball’s swapping season more than any other sport will make its triumphant return. Odd trades? You bet your five-tool, 25-year-old center fielder for a free-agent-to-be pitcher and a left-handed reliever!", Passan maintains.
Be sure to read Passan's post. It is a good one, even though the Indians are not one of the ten teams analyzed.
And be sure to check back tomorrow for another update/opinion.