Don’t throw your stats at me. This is just a gut feeling. The stats say Adrian Beltre is a good (not great) 3B, but I think he could be a Great 3B for us at age 30! Just a gut feeling. I want Adrian Beltre back, but first we have to move Casey Blake. Blake’s contract isn’t huge, so hecould easily be moved, maybe packaged in the right deal. The Tigers could use infield help (Cabrera would be DH) at 1B and 3B, especially if Polonco walks. The Tigers also covet Sherrill, so how about sending them Blake, Sherrill and McDonald for Edwin Jackson. I found the trade of Sherrill for Jackson laughable – the Tigers would want more, and I think Blake and McDonald would fill that need. They could even use a SS such as Hu.
Forget signing a 2B. Adrian Beltre would get us 25-30 HR at 3B (maybe more) and we would be solid defensively. Let 2B be a platoon of DeWitt and Hu or DeJesus. Use 2B as a minimum salary position. I think this is do-able! It’s just a gut feeling, but I believe that Adrian Beltre would be an All-Star with the Dodgers. He would be like a “hog in sloop” back in LA. Just do it Ned! Pull the triggers!
Jackson would be a solid #3 and would give us an “inning eater.” Beltre gives the Dodgers the power they crave. It’s a risk, but it was also a risk when Bill Belicheck went on 4th down last Sunday. Oh….