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Is 16 million too much for Adrian Beltre in 2016?

The Texas Rangers picked up the club option for Adrian Beltre for the 2016 season for $16 million. General Manager Jon Daniels said it was a no-brainer to pick up the option. Beltre has been one of the most consistent and best players on the Rangers since he signed with the team after the 2010 season. His impact was felt immediately as he played a pivotal role in the team’s 2011...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How Adrian Beltre Has Defied Father Time

This is it. This is the year Adrian Beltre finally declines. Yep, you heard it here first, folks. Adrian Beltre is donezo. I mean, come on — dude’s about to be 36 years old. He’s logged 10,001 plate appearances since he entered the league in 1998, a number topped by only Derek Jeter. His defense […]
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers Extend Adrian Beltre Through 2016

Earlier on Monday the Texas Rangers announced that the club had exercised their club option on third baseman Adrian Beltre ensuring Beltre will remain with the club through the 2016 season. Beltre will turn 36 on April 7th and has told the Fort Worth Star- Telegram that he would like to stay with Texas for the remainder of his career as long as the Rangers stay competitive. Ultimately...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers rework Beltre's deal, eliminate right to void 2016

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Adrian Beltre and the Texas Rangers have reworked the final two seasons of the third baseman's $96 million, six-year contract, eliminating the team's conditional right to void his 2016 salary. Beltre was due to be paid $18 million this year and $16 million in 2016, but the team had the right to void 2016 if the four-time All-Star and Gold Glove winner didn't...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers pick up option on Adrian Beltre

The Texas Rangers have removed any uncertainty about the status of third baseman Adrian Beltre beyond the 2015 season. On Monday the club picked up his $16 million vesting option for the 2016 season. Beltre, 35, would have had to reach 586 pate appearances in order for the option to vest but now the Rangers are going to remove those requirements and bring him back. The Rangers have...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

'Career' Ranger Beltre focused on 2015 season

Adrian Beltre made his debut in Texas Rangers camp Sunday in what could be his final season with the club contractually. It's likely not going to go down that way though. Beltre, the club's most valuable player in a lost 2014 season, needs 586 plate appearances this season to have his 2016 option picked up for $16 million. The Rangers have no plans to let it get to that point because...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Beltre’s AL MVP Candidacy For 2015

Adrian Beltre has been a steady machine for years. In 2015, the Texas Rangers’ star should be viewed as an MVP hopeful. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) My dark horse AL MVP candidate for the upcoming season is a 35-year-old who played for a last-place team in 2014. This individual is named Adrian Beltre. He’s the epitome of reliable. His run of production has resulted...
Via The Sports Journal
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers' Beltre reflects on 2,500th hit

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers may be mired in a six-game slide but that hasn't kept Adrian Beltre from producing at a historic pace.      Beltre, who is hitting .321 this season, is coming off a four-hit night Tuesday. His first hit was the 2,500th of his career. That made his just the sixth player since 1900 to reach that mark while playing the majority of his games at...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Beltre's hot bat not enough to spark Rangers offense

ARLINGTON, Texas - The Rangers call it "taking a half day off" when a position player spends a game as the designated. However, Adrian Beltre put in a full day's work in his turn as the DH on Wednesday. Beltre swatted two homers to drive in five runs while temporarily ceding his third base duties. It still wasn't enough to keep Baltimore from claiming a 6-5 win, but at least the...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The fine wine of Adrian Beltre

Adrian Beltre has been perhaps the most unappreciated player in baseball over the past four seasons. They have been four seasons in which he has averaged thirty-one homers and a hundred runs batted in and a .385 wOBA. According to the leaderboard, Beltre has been the fifth best position player in the Major Leagues during that time. In fact, if Adrian Beltre were to...
Via The Flagrant Fan
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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