10 years ago on this date, the Texas Rangers made one of the most impactful signings in club history.
A decade has gone by since the Texas Rangers made one of the greatest signings of the 2010-11. offseason.
In a bidding war with the division rival Los Angeles Angels, the Texas Rangers came out on top by signing third baseman Adrian Beltre.
That six year, $96 million dollar deal with the Rangers was a steal when we look back on it.
We think of how the A.L. West may have been changed if Beltre was an Angel. Would the Rangers have made it to back-to-back World Series?
We will never know, and I’m glad we won’t.
Not only did the signing of A.B help deepen an already great lineup, upgrade the defense substantially and create buzz in Texas, it also created a wave of greatness throughout the Rangers organization.
Adrian Beltre had arguably the greatest run with any single organization over an eight year span.
His impact on the field and off was one thing, but he also became an immediate fan favorite for all of Rangers nation and DFW sports, alike.
His name will forever be enshrined with names like Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Witten as a true DFW sports icon, by embracing the city and its fans wholeheartedly.
Here are just a few of many of Adrian Beltre’s greatest, most impactful moments in his illustrious Rangers career.