One of the best moves general manager Jon Daniels has made since becoming GM was signing infielder Adrian Beltre in 2011. Beltre’s contract expires after 2018, but is there a chance he gets an extension?
It’s hard to imagine Adrian Beltre not being a part of the Texas Rangers organization. Sadly, there is a chance of that with Beltre’s contract ending after the 2018 season. Will the Rangers extend the 38-year-old veteran?
Since joining the Rangers in 2011, Beltre has been an All-Star three times. He’s won two Silver Slugger awards and three Gold Gloves with Texas. He’s one of the best players the Rangers have ever had at third base.
The problem is the Rangers aren’t exactly ready to compete for a World Series championship. The farm system is still a year or two away. Unless Daniels makes big changes this off-season, it’s likely Texas won’t be the favorite to win the World Series in 2018.
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Beltre has plenty of accolades throughout his 20 years in the MLB. One award he doesn’t have is a World Series ring. He went to the Fall Classic with Texas in 2011, but obviously the Rangers came up short that year.
It would be a real shame for Beltre’s career to end without him getting a World Series ring. He has a Hall of Fame resume, and deserves another chance to obtain that glorious ring.
If the Rangers aren’t playing well in 2018 possibly trading Beltre to a competitor is an option. Otherwise after next season it would be highly unlikely the Rangers go after Beltre with a younger core coming up.
Hopefully Texas can get Beltre his ring otherwise trading him or letting him walk via free agency is the best move. Rangers fans love Beltre, but an extension is most likely not going to happen anytime soon.