Not sure what to make of Beltran to the Yankees...it will either be a rousing success or epic failure. Nothing in between.
37 years old at the start of the season, they will play him a lot at DH which should preserve his body. But he has a ton of MLB miles on him already, and he's always got a nagging thins or a gimpy that. He missed a ton of time in 09 and 10 but has played a lot since then. Still I would worry about the bottom falling out on a player like him. Sometimes you get a guy too late in his career
And yes the Yankees will dress him up and arrange the press conference perfectly. And he'll talk about how he's always wanted to be a Yankee, and the tradition and history and all that, and their will be a subtle scripted shot at the Mets. But ultimately his style and attitude will sort of rub the Yankee fan the wrong way just as it did the tri state area Met fan. All cut from the same cloth...I just don't think he will endear himself to Bronx fans.