Beltran finishes his career after winning his first World Series title.
Stanton is only 28 years old and coming off a season where he hit 59 home runs, Stanton is one of the biggest names on the open market. He also has played for Kansas City, the New York Mets, San Francisco and St. Louis.
He said "I mean there's a lot of candidates out there, like I said I haven't made a decision, so if I make the decision to stay home then we can talk about it, but right now it's.I haven't made a decision yet". Over 20 years, I feel like I accomplished that.
Was a standout postseason performer, with an overall postseason line of.307/.412/.609, 16 homers, 42 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 65 games.
I personally was for the move to sign him last winter because I knew that he still had just enough left in the tank to help this team win, if not by physical means, it was through the unchanging, revered mentality that seemed to be infectious throughout the clubhouse. Beltran reached the NLCS in both years, advancing to his first World Series in 2013. Most of all, though, it's about building a relationship with every player, about understanding what motivates them and putting them in position to succeed. I always wanted to do that - that, and be the best teammate I could possibly be.
And for that, I'm extremely proud and it was a privilege to have him here as a member of the Houston Astros.
The 25-year-old Judge took Major League Baseball by storm in 2017, launching a rookie-record 52 homers to bash Mark McGwire's previous mark set three decades ago. 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.
To win your first World Series in a long career and then retire, it's a storybook ending to a Hall of Fame career.
Sooner or later it was going to happen.
He wasn't an everyday player and rarely saw time in the outfield - with the Beltran glove funeral being an excellent touch to the team's camaraderie this season - but he contributed in ways that you just can't measure with a stat sheet.
With Carlos Beltran announcing his retirement, let us do what we always do when a great player announces his retirement: figure out whether he's a Hall of Famer.
Has a reputation as a good citizen, team leader, community leader/philanthropist and mentor to younger players.
"Certainly. He's one of the brightest minds I've come across in the game", he said.
Beltran appeared in 10 games this postseason, including three in the World Series. The Raiders and the NFL are expected to contribute $500 million, while the team has also secured a $600 million bank loan. It led to him signing a two-year contract with the Cardinals.