Originally posted on Baseball Musings  |  Last updated 10/5/11
Baseball Time in Arlington shows some love for Adrian Beltre: One week ago today, MLB.com’s Peter Gammons revealed that Beltre “begged” for the Angels to sign him this past off-season (owing in some part to the fact that he lives just minutes from Angel Stadium). The Rangers, for their part, overwhelmed Beltre with both their willingness to make him a top-flight offer and their cache of major league talent … and now, today, we’re looking at a situation where Beltre may end up performing well enough (and, by means of that performance, generating enough additional revenue for the club) that the Rangers pass the break-even point on their probable $96 million investment by the end of the fourth year of his deal. If anything like that happens, and/or if Beltre plays a material role in this thing winning a World Series, his contract will easily go down as one of the better high-dollar free-agent contracts in recent memory. With Vladimir Guerrero helping the team to the World Series last season,
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