Carlos Beltran's best career advice came from a golfer — Houston Astros

It's fitting that Beltran earned his lone World Series ring in such personally anti-climactic fashion-he gave Houston -0.6 WAR in the regular season and went hitless in three World Series at-bats-because the story of his career is one that has always been somewhat at odds with itself. The problem, which isn't really a problem at all, is that Beltran played long enough and well enough that he was many different players, in many different places, over the course of his career. It has participated in every World Cup since failing to qualify for the 1958 tournament. Over 20 years, I feel like I accomplished that. In Kansas City he was the prospect made good and for a while probably the most complete five-tool player in the game; during his first brief stint in Houston he became a world-destroying playoff force; in New York, with the Mets, he became an unfairly maligned MVP-caliber player. Join the Redbird Rants team! After the Astros' Game 7 win at Dodger Stadium, the 23-year-old Correa hugged Beltran and told him, "We did this for you".

It's pretty clear, having read all of that, that Beltran's candidacy is one about being an all-around great player, not as a supremely great hitter who achieved some hallowed milestone or who was some sort of freakish specialist in any one aspect of the game like defense or base running or batting average or something. Franks replaced Zaire in the second quarter and completed 10 of 25 passes for 174 yards, with an interception.

Beltran retires with a lifetime.279/.350/.486 triple slash, which includes 2,725 hits, 565 doubles and 435 home runs. Meulens has been the hitting coach for the Giants helping them win three World Series in the last seven seasons. The world No. 1 withdrew from the elite, season-ending tournament after losing his opening match to David Goffin 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-4 on Monday at the O2 Arena in London.

The Red Sox have shown interest in Stanton and Cashman has a long history of "faking" interest in a free agent to make life more difficult on the Red Sox.

Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice for St. Louis, and Jaden Schwartz and Alexander Steen also scored.

Carlos Beltran has hung up his spikes.

Sooner or later it was going to happen.

"I am blessed to have shared all of my experiences with my wife and my three kids, my family and friends.And I am blessed to be a champion".

I wish him nothing but the absolute best as he decides what to do next.

And for that, I'm extremely proud and it was a privilege to have him here as a member of the Houston Astros.

The Atlanta Braves hired former Los Angeles Dodgers and Toronto Blue Jays executive Alex Anthopoulos as their executive vice president and general manager, the team announced.

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