Carlos Beltran

On January 9, 2005 — Center fielder Carlos Beltran becomes the tenth $100 million player in major league history as the 27-year-old native of Puerto Rico agrees to a seven-year deal for $119 million with the New York Mets. The five-tool player, who had his market value increase in the postseason by helping the Houston Astros come within a win of the first World Series appearance in franchise history, goes to New York after Houston refuses to include a no-trade clause in their very attractive monetary offer to keep him on the club.


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