One down, one to go.

When the general managers’ meetings broke up less than two weeks ago, the Yankees planned on “moving fast” to secure free agents Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran.

McCann agreed to a five-year, $85 million deal on Saturday to complete the first part of that plan. Is Beltran next?

According to sources, the Yankees have set Beltran as their No. 1 target while they wait to reignite talks with Robinson Cano, for Hiroki Kuroda to decide whether he wants to return next season and for the Japanese posting system to be hammered out so righthander Masahiro Tanaka can be made available.

The Yankees prefer the eight-time All-Star to fellow free-agent outfielders Shin-Soo Choo, Nelson Cruz and Jacoby Ellsbury, the source said, believing he’s the perfect fit to bolster their lineup.
Likewise, Beltran has let it be known to those around him that the Yankees are his top choice, hoping to finally land himself in pinstripes after previous free-agent flirtations during the past decade did not work out.

All of which begs the question: Why haven’t the sides reached a deal yet?