If at first you donÆt succeed, try, try again. á This famous saying serves not only as a motivational tool, but also as a solid offseason philosophy for small-market general managers. á TwinsÆ general manager Bill Smith has made overtures for current free-agent third baseman Adrian Beltre on two previous occasions andùif heÆs smartùwill be making one final effort this winter. á The Twins were linked to Beltre at the 2008 trade deadline and again last offseason. á No deal was ever worked out, and Beltre finished out his five-year, $64 million contract with the Seattle Mariners. á Now Beltre is a free agent, and the Twins would be wise to make one last-ditch attempt to land him. á Beltre makes even more sense now that he wonÆt cost the club any prospects in a trade or an outrageo ...
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