Free Agent Future: Adrian Beltre
Don’t ask me why I decided to start with Beltre, because honestly I don’t even know but I figured why not?
- Season: GP 154 ·
- AVG .321 ·
- HR 28 ·
- RBI 102 ·
- Runs 84 ·
- SB 2
3 Main Elements of His Game
- Great defender, one of the main reasons Sox signed him last winter.
- Not a negative clubhouse prescence: from what I’ve heard, he’s no Milton Bradley or Nyjer Morgan, this guy respects the game and does the right things on and off the field
- Can hit in the clutch and drive in runs: see 102 RBI and 28 HRS
Angels 5 yr $85 million
Why the Angels?
Beltre would be a perfect fit with their club dynamic. He’s solid on defense and is a talented hitter as well. With Arte Moreno willing to spend more after not making the playoffs for the 1st time in 4 years, they will be willing to shell out the $85 million it will take to get Beltre. At this point, the Angels are thinking that Brandon Wood is a bust, or at least needs alot more seasoning before he’s ready for the big leagues. Beltre would probably bat in the 5 hole behind Morales and would give the Angels a solid 4-5 punch.