PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – The Mets will introduce Carlos Beltran to the New York media this morning, but the Florida press contingent will get their crack at the $119 million man on Wednesday.
Beltran is slated to be in town for the Mets' mini-camp just one day after meeting and greeting the Big Apple press, although his stay won't be long.
According to a report in The New York Times
, Beltran will be shuttled right back on a plane to Puerto Rico, where the Mets will hold a third press conference.
While in Puerto Rico, GM Omar Minaya and principal owner Fred Wilpon plan on sitting down with free agent first baseman Carlos Delgado
, widely believed to be New York's next target in an orgy of offseason spending that also included a $53 million payout to pitcher Pedro Martinez
The Mets have already offered Delgado a reported three-year, $30 million contract, but that is believed to just be an introductory offer – the Mets will likely either increase that proposal or wind up pursuing an alternate target for first base, including revisiting a trade for Boston's Doug Mientkiewicz
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