It was being reported earlier today by the Domincan website, PioDeportes.com, that free agent third baseman Adrian Beltre had signed a six-year, $96 million deal with the Texas Rangers. In the last few hours, that rumors been shot down. It's hard to take any report out of the Dominican Republic seriously.
Yes, Beltre is the best available free agent bat right now, but that's way too much money and too many years for a 32 year-old. As much I like Beltre, the five years, $85 million+ his agent Scott Boras is looking for is ridiculous.
Wherever Beltre ends up, I wish him the best. Today, I wanna show my Adian Beltre auto. This is a 1999 Fleer Ultra Fresh Ink Adrian Beltre Auto #'d 309/900. This was a recent ebay pick up. It was in the mailbox on the same day I got Jim Gott's and Steve Yeager's autographs.
So, where does Adrian Beltre end up? Will he get the money his agent is looking for?