Thoughts, lists and other compulsive bits about baseball from comedian filmmaker television producer/Red Sox fan Paul Francis Sullivan....
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Thursday, January 06, 2011
Welcome to Texas, Adrian...
And we at the Rangers look forward to that one year you have when this contract expires that you will actually put up MVP caliber numbers and get your THIRD huge contract.
OK, that's not totally fair. Adrian Beltre will probably fare well in a hitters ballpark and will play well for the Rangers. But am I the only one who thinks they could have used that money to keep Vlad Guerrero, keep Michael Young at third instead of moving him AGAIN, and sign Rafael Soriano to solidify the bullpen and move Neftali Feliz to the rotation?
The problem in Texas never seems to be "not enough offense." Granted, he will bring a great glove to Arlington and he was terrific for Boston his one year in Fenway.
But there is also the Carl Pavano effect. Pavano has had two very good years in 13 seasons and will parlay that into over $70 million when it is all said and done.
Beltre? He too has had two elite seasons in 13 years. He will parlay that into over $180 million when this latest contract is up.
Better swing a good bat, Adrian. You can get a third big deal if you time it right.