Free agent third baseman Adrian Beltre isn't discouraged by the down market, apparently - according to the Boston Herald, he's asking for a five-year contract worth about $13 million per.
Swallow hard, kids.
The Mariners, of course, had hoped that price would fall, and it well may. Agent Scott Boras, however, insists that teams are begging for his client.
At $13 million a year, only a few could afford him. One of those is the Red Sox, who seem poised to move incumbent third baseman Mike Lowell to the Rangers, where he could DH and back up and third and first base.