With money to spend, the Angels have been the odd man out. They’ve missed out on most of the big names and the lone player left in their sites is Adrian Beltre. Of course you don’t have to go too far back to remember another AL West team (yes, the Mariners) that signed Beltre to a big deal only to have it blow up in their face. Still, the third baseman is looking for big money, and he’s the biggest name left out there.
It looks like the Rangers are the only other team in the mix, but it looks like they’re not willing to come close to what the Angels are offering. The Rangers have gotten burned by Boras before by having them basically bid against themselves for Alex Rodriguez way back when and the Angels appear to be trying to avoid that as well.
Still, the Angels need some help and Beltre, at least the 2010 form, could be a huge boon. We’ll see if they get the deal sooner rather then later.
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