December 08, 2011
When the San Francisco Giants traded for Carlos Beltran(notes) this summer, the hope was that he would provide an offensive boost that would help bring the team its second straight World Series title. While he batted .323 for the Giants, he also spent time on the disabled list and the team didn't even make it into the postseason.
MLB.com reports that the Giants tried to re-sign Beltran, but he wanted too much. So the team traded for the man who replaced Beltran when he was injured while on the New York Mets: Angel Pagan(notes). Giants GM Brian Sabean said that talks with Beltran "never progressed past the preliminary stage," MLB.com reports. That is likely because the 34-year-old outfielder "was believed to be seeking an eight-figure annual salary on a multiyear deal," the site notes.
MLB Network reports that the market for the six-time All-Star "appears very thin."