Scott Boras was on the radio today, waxing eloquant on Sirius, playing so fast and loose with facts he could have passed as a sportswriter!
When the topic became third baseman Adrian Beltre, this is what Boras said:
“You have Beltre who’s averaging 25 to 30 home runs in Seattle. He is the best defensive third baseman in Major League Baseball. He’s 30 years old and third baseman, as you know, play at high levels at older ages. So there’s a lot of interest in Adrian Beltre. He has a lot of choices. And, certainly, Seattle is one of those teams that continues to show interest in him. And so he’s a young man that few teams have and we’re certainly going to evaluate the marketplace for him.”
Beltre never hit more than 26 home runs in a season in his five years in Seattle and, last season, hit eight in 111 games. Close enough.