To be honest, I am stunned that a player like Adrian Beltre was even
in the bargain bin to begin with. He seemed to be destined for a three
year, $30 million dollar deal. And I was okay with that. Okay.
Four years would have been too many, and any less, in terms of years, would have been a good deal for the Red Sox.
Well, they got that good deal. One year, $9 million, with a player option of $5 million for 2011.
Talk about a steal.
Beltre is far from a great player. But he is an instant upgrade over
the declining Lowell, and his swing is built for the “Monster.”
may have bounced back, and he MIGHT have found a little more of his
range. But he is older, and that is not something one should expect.
Red Sox fixed that problem, they signed someone who is regarded as one
of the best defenders at the Hot Corner, and who is a decent offensive
player as well.
Great deal for the Red Sox.