What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
MJH on accountability
I just read this in a post from this mornings thread,:from Jamie NewbergVery roughly translated by Google: “According to reports [from] José Luis Montilla [of] Piodeportes.com portal, Dominican third baseman Adrian Beltre reached an agreement [for] $96 million over six years with the Texas Rangers, [according to] sources [who wish to] remain anonymous. The signing took place around dawn today. The [club] may be [waiting to make it] official until it has completed the review of rigor (Physical). I just wanted to pass it along... One thought if this is true: Way Overpaid!
Wow. I would really like to see if this is true.
@Lfloyd, im pretty sure that it is go to that website and the report is on front page
Grant is reporting it is false. But screw that guy.
@FullerTron, where did you see that grant said its false? link?
If this is true, that money better be deferred and the 6th year better be an option.
16 mil a year could be spent on worst things, but for 6 years?
It better be bc that's way too much money.
I don't know guys, but I'm starting to think it's true. The sources in Dominican would be first to know
Here's what Evan Grant said via Twitter (take it for what you will):
Source: DR report is untrue. Rangers have no agreement with Beltre. Editor's note: DR reports can be exceptionally gossipy and unreliable.
Thanks Tyler, we now can blow this topic up.....
I'm not ready to believe this one way or the other. Felix getting the Cy Young was broken by a Venezuelan(?) report so it's not ridiculous that these guys would have the scoop. The more interesting part of this, to me, is that, if true, it seems the Rangers are willing to do what it takes to bring in guys who can help the club win now, even if it means having some less than desirable contracts in 2015 and on.
And i think the contract is 5yr 80 mil with 6 yr 16 mil option
Just playing devils advocate but what if the Rangers had to have Beltre's name on the paper to then complete the rest of a Block Buster like MY to somebody for say.....The Moon! or DH and Ace pitcher? Naw! That only happens in the movies.
I dont know guys, i still think this is true
This could be the first step to another move if true...although I'd love having a super utility/ DH in MY.
And it would keep Beltre away from LAA. I'm starting to get on board with this idea, actually.
I really like this signing if indeed it is true!!!!!!!!
No way! JD would never mortgage future financial flexibility at this price for a marginal fit like this one. Such rumors are seeded by agents or clubs to drive the price up or to create a "mystery team" for leverage. Don' lose any sleep.
Best defensive left side of the infield in the majors if true...scary good
Beltre is hardly a marginal fit. It would make the left side of the infield THE BEST in the league and Beltre steps in for Vlad in the order. This team is not young, the sustainability of this level of success is not going to be more than 2-4 years, why wouldn't you sign someone that would (as Pras calculated) result in about a 5 WAR improvement?
Beltre's facebook page says he's signed with the Rangers, but again, we've discussed before that it is probably not to be trusted, especially since very reputable sources from Fox say there is no deal in place.
I was wanting to ask you Skeletor, thanks, i have no idea whether this is all true.
I dont think this is true, i just looked at his page and he sounds like a kid, not a professional
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