Adrian Beltre retires. The Yankees and Mariners make a big deal. Two looks at Bryce Harper’s defense.
We interrupt your regularly scheduled off-season deals and rumors fest for this special report from Arlington, Texas.
- It wasn’t unexpected, but Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre called it a career after 21 seasons. If I’m correct, I believe this means that Bartolo Colon is the only remaining active player from the 1990s.
- As Tim Kurkjian writes, no one had more fun playing baseball than Adrian Beltre.
- Benjamin Hoffman calls Beltre the “all-time great that you didn’t notice.”
- Except, as Grant Brisbee notes, you probably did. Brisbee calls Beltre the favorite ballplayer of the baseball internet bubble. Brisbee notes that while the public at large may not have been aware of Beltre’s greatness, those of us who live in a world where we regularly read about baseball on the internet (and that means you, because you’re here reading this) were hip to the greatness of Adrian Beltre. I mean, you know that Beltre has a higher career WAR than Brooks Robinson, George Brett and Wade Boggs, right? That’s what makes you (and Beltre) special.
- The other thing that made Beltre …Read the Rest
Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue