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Report: A's offer Beltre five years, $45M

Posted on: November 17, 2010 2:09 pm
Edited on: November 17, 2010 3:09 pm
 
Adrian Beltre
Dominican newspaper El Dia (link in Spanish) is reporting that the Athletics have offered free-agent third baseman Adrian Beltre a five-year deal worth $45 million.

The $9 million annual value is probably not going to get it done, but the offer of five years could up the ante for other teams. Beltre turns 32 early next season, and committing huge money to him until almost 37 could give some teams pause.

The Giants, Angels and Orioles are thought to be suitors for Beltre, and the Red Sox have said they want him back after he batted .321/.365/.553 with 28 homers and 102 RBI on a one-year contract in 2010.

UPDATE: ESPNdeportes.com (link in Spanish) says the offer was for $64 million, not $45 million. With an annual average of $12.8 million, that would be a whole other kettle of fish. Interestingly, it's the same value and length of the contract Beltre signed with Seattle prior to the 2005 season.

-- David Andriesen

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Comments

Since: Nov 7, 2010
Posted on: November 18, 2010 1:48 pm
 

Report: A's offer Beltre five years, $45M

i worry  another  Chavez-(unlucky/crazy)contract

for me...play Kouz 3rd base...spend elsewhere




Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: November 17, 2010 6:00 pm
 

Report: A's offer Beltre five years, $45M

Beltre can probably be counted on for .265+, 20 home runs, and great defense.  I don't know if that's worth 5/$45M, but I'm glad to see another team risk that money.



Since: Oct 27, 2010
Posted on: November 17, 2010 3:43 pm
 

Report: A's offer Beltre five years, $45M

This deal will sink the A's franchise if he accepts it.



Since: Nov 7, 2010
Posted on: November 17, 2010 3:17 pm
 

A's offer Beltre 5 years$45M

After a deal like this(or maybe could earn more) BEltre can stop play again for 5 years...will be outstanding player again in 2014season to try to get the last contract of his life...

i'll start him in my fantasy team in 2014...the problem?....i have to remember it



Since: Oct 5, 2010
Posted on: November 17, 2010 3:09 pm
 

Report: A's offer Beltre five years, $45M

Beltre had a good year because it was a contract year. He did this in Los Angeles and then stunk it up in Seattle every year basically!!! He will go whereever he gets the most loot but will not have a good year.



Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: November 17, 2010 2:39 pm
 

Report: A's offer Beltre five years, $45M

Beltre would be a great addition to the A's...With their pitching, along with the other players already picked up, signing Beltre would instantly make the A's the favorites in the west next year.


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