Adrian Beltre signed with the Red Sox yesterday on a one-year contract. This deal was somewhat surprising given how focused Beltre and agent Scott Boras were on getting Beltre a multi year deal.
Take it away, John Tomase:
"The Red Sox have always liked Adrian Beltre. For much of free agency, they just didnÆt like his price.
"But that changed when Beltre decided one year in Boston was worth more in the long run than three or four somewhere else. So today he officially agreed to a one-year, $9 million deal with a $5 million player option for 2011, according to a source with knowledge of the discussions. Beltre can also earn a $1 million buyout if he reaches a plate appearances total commensurate with that of a regular, and the contract contains an escalator on the option thatÆs on ...
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