AP source: Beltre, Texas agree to $96M, 6-yr deal


According to the AP, Adrain Beltre and the Texas Rangers have reached a preliminary agreement to officially bring Beltre to Texas. Pending a physical, Beltre is officially moving to Texas!

I’m sure our friends over at Fansided.com‘s official Texas Ranger blog, Nolan Writin are excited about the signing, but this now leaves Angels fans in despair.

One of the weakest, if not THE weakest, postion in the Angels lineup is at third base. Every team knows that, in order for your team to be successful, a quality third baseman is an absolute must. Having a weak third baseman is like having a injured leg… it’s usable, and you can sometimes play through it, but it doesn’t help you to reach the pinnacle of your sports career. You will never be able to go further than your leg will allow it.

The focus now shifts to Rafael Soriano. The other gaping hole in the Halo pitching staff is having a true and reliable closer. Soriano gives you that.

Will Soriano sign? What do you think?

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  • Slappy

    Soriano is a dog. Giving him a four year deal is just a bad idea. Two years with a vesting option is the only safe way to go. Halos need to go after Soria. Reliable, affordable, and a natural marketing piece for SoCal. KC needs catching.

  • http://www.halohangout.com Nick Carita

    Thanks so much for your comment, Slappy! Though I don’t exactly agree with your position, I highly doubt that Soriano would take a two-year agreement when you can guarantee there are teams out there who are willing to give him a longer contract. It comes down to how bad this team needs a closer and, as you know, we do!