View Full Version : Beltre: Hitting Open Market?

10-04-2010, 12:10 PM
Adrien Beltre signed a one year deal with Boston to reengage his negotiability heading into this off-season and had an All-Star season and at least in the Boston Globe ... played Gold Glove defense.

Something our current third baseman did not due. Even though they both hit 20+ HRs.

He might be back in Boston but he will test the market ... and it is not far up to Toronto.

What would the chances be of getting Beltre? And would you want him?

Unless the Red Sox sign him, Beltre will become a free agent five days after the World Series and will not lack suitors after hitting .321 with 49 doubles, 28 home runs, and 102 RBIs.

The plan worked well as Beltre was an All-Star for the first time, had a remarkably consistent and productive year at the plate, and played Gold Glove-level defense.


10-04-2010, 12:14 PM
He's just another Vernon Wells. Streaky player that will command a ridiculous contract, don't want him don't need him.

North Yorker
10-04-2010, 12:32 PM
Will cost wayy too much, so unless Rogers says to AA that we can have a $120M payroll this year, I think we hold off on the big spending.

10-04-2010, 12:49 PM
I like Beltre, but it feels like right now is the complete wrong time to buy on him.

10-04-2010, 12:51 PM
^^^^^ Although he will cost a lot of money I don't see why the payroll would go up to 120 million. I think the payrolls at about 60 million now. They don't have to many open positions. I would wait till next year to determine what the teams needs are.

10-04-2010, 01:20 PM
i agree he will cost too much

Mile High Champ
10-04-2010, 02:13 PM
Man, how I would love to have his glove on the corner. Not to mention, it would be nice to have a jays player other than Jose than has a OBP above .345

10-04-2010, 02:19 PM
His best seasons have been in contract years. That combined with his age, scares me.

10-04-2010, 02:48 PM
plus he freaks if you touch his head

10-04-2010, 02:53 PM
No No No No No No No No No No No No No

North Yorker
10-04-2010, 03:02 PM
plus he freaks if you touch his head

I'm sure there will be a clause about that in his next contract. The guy has his limits.

10-04-2010, 07:48 PM
Bob's right... his best years are contract years BUT i do like his bat and especially his glove but it's like having an overbay from the 3B side who has a bit more power and costs twice as much... the price tag scares me off but as mccowan says 'hey, it's not my money'...

T.O. Fan
10-04-2010, 07:50 PM
His best seasons have been in contract years. That combined with his age, scares me.


Plus he put up big numbers as a RH in Fenway park, which isn't exactly the most difficult thing to do.

10-04-2010, 07:50 PM
Not a bad idea, but I'll pass.

10-04-2010, 09:40 PM
He would be an upgrade over EE..had a really good year..but he will demand at least a 2 year deal and want big money especially to come to TO.. There are cheaper options at 3B (JUAN URIBE 24-25HR 75-85RBI THIS YEAR) wont demand big money contract and can play just as good defence..good idea but I say pass, unless he agrees to a 1 year deal for like 5-6 mill...

10-04-2010, 11:04 PM
Sounds like a recipe for disaster.

10-05-2010, 02:38 PM
Everything points to it being a bad idea especially knowing he's going to cash in yet again and most fans know how that worked out last time for him. Put Bautista at third, end of story.