Go ahead and argue, Mets fans, but Carlos Beltran will head to Cooperstown someday. Of course, the St. Louis Cardinals’ outfielder won’t live there; that’s why he recently bought a swanky $3.8 million home in Weston, Fla.
Beltran’s new Florida digs include a library, an elevator, a greenhouse and a killer wine cellar. The home also has a putting green with a sand trap. Maybe he can have Bobby Bonilla stop by and putt with him. Beltran should probably unload his over-priced Long Island house, first.
Beltran, 36, is putting together another impressive season in St. Louis after it looked like his career was over in New York. An eight-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove winner, the 1999 American League Rookie of the Year is one of eight major leaguers in history to reach the 300 HR/300 SB club, and he has a few more years to add to his PED-free totals.
Highlights of Carlos Beltran’s Weston, Fla. House:
• 8 bedrooms, 10 baths
• 11 miles to Goldfinger Gentlemen’s Club
• 5.4 miles from Whole Foods
• 1,450 miles to Cooperstown