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Possible Reason for Beltre's Poor Start?

Postby Fantasy Fan » Sat Apr 15, 2006 5:10 pm

Hey guys, I just wanted to give you this inside scoop. I have a friend who works at a Seattle-based tax firm, that deals with Adrian Beltre's account that and it seems like his poor play may be due to him being preoccupied with problems with his return. He is being audited by the IRS and he has come into the office visibly shaken. He has seen him come into the office obviously distressed and looking unlike the confident slugger we saw in the WBC. There's a good chance that his problems are most certainly due to his tax-induced stress.
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Postby pope » Sat Apr 15, 2006 5:13 pm

The real reason for Beltre's poor play:

Not a Contract Year. This guy is a scam artist.

:-?


Plus, he never plays well in the first half. The year he went off, he had 2 good halves instead of his usual one.
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Postby asumikey222 » Sat Apr 15, 2006 5:13 pm

UGH this guy has been killing me, keeping me in third place in my most important league b/c of his AWFUL numbers. He totally looked like he got his swing back in the WBC too but has looked so out of it at the plate this season.

Any word on if this will be resolved or will these issues dog him the whole season? I am seriously contemplating selling very low (I play in a deep AL league) but would love to hang onto him if there is any hope. :(
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Re: Possible Reason for Beltre's Poor Start?

Postby nuggets » Sat Apr 15, 2006 5:15 pm

Fantasy Fan wrote:Hey guys, I just wanted to give you this inside scoop. I have a friend who works at a Seattle-based tax firm, that deals with Adrian Beltre's account that and it seems like his poor play may be due to him being preoccupied with problems with his return. He is being audited by the IRS and he has come into the office visibly shaken. He has seen him come into the office obviously distressed and looking unlike the confident slugger we saw in the WBC. There's a good chance that his problems are most certainly due to his tax-induced stress.


You could get (your friend) in trouble for exposing that type of info.
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Re: Possible Reason for Beltre's Poor Start?

Postby BronXBombers51 » Sat Apr 15, 2006 5:16 pm

Fantasy Fan wrote:Hey guys, I just wanted to give you this inside scoop. I have a friend who works at a Seattle-based tax firm, that deals with Adrian Beltre's account that and it seems like his poor play may be due to him being preoccupied with problems with his return. He is being audited by the IRS and he has come into the office visibly shaken. He has seen him come into the office obviously distressed and looking unlike the confident slugger we saw in the WBC. There's a good chance that his problems are most certainly due to his tax-induced stress.


Well, I was going to say he's having a poor start because he sucks, but whatever. :-b
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Postby teddy ballgame » Sat Apr 15, 2006 5:18 pm

I think he's off to a poor start because he was a fluke. He was never spectacular before '04 and he won't be again. :-)
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Postby Fantasy Fan » Sat Apr 15, 2006 5:19 pm

asumikey222 wrote:
Any word on if this will be resolved or will these issues dog him the whole season? I am seriously contemplating selling very low (I play in a deep AL league) but would love to hang onto him if there is any hope. :(

Mikey

Supposedly they are getting things resolved but my friend isn't working on the account itself (obviously I can't reveal much about what he does) and he has heard that things are looking better recently though after today's performance it's hard to know. I would say wait until after April 18th and see if he heats up, I'll try to let you know how things are progressing if I hear anything else from my buddy.
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Postby josebach » Sat Apr 15, 2006 5:35 pm

I'm wondering if he was being audited last year where in 5 more at bats, he scored 35 fewer runs, hit 29 fewer home runs, had 32 fewer RBIs and batted 80 points lower than he had the previous year? Of all the players who had 3rd base eligibility last year, Beltre finished 18th. Whatever your expectations are, they're probably too high.
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Re: Possible Reason for Beltre's Poor Start?

Postby bdrotoronto » Sat Apr 15, 2006 5:48 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:
Fantasy Fan wrote:Hey guys, I just wanted to give you this inside scoop. I have a friend who works at a Seattle-based tax firm, that deals with Adrian Beltre's account that and it seems like his poor play may be due to him being preoccupied with problems with his return. He is being audited by the IRS and he has come into the office visibly shaken. He has seen him come into the office obviously distressed and looking unlike the confident slugger we saw in the WBC. There's a good chance that his problems are most certainly due to his tax-induced stress.


Well, I was going to say he's having a poor start because he sucks, but whatever. :-b

beat me to it. :-b
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Postby GSes » Sat Apr 15, 2006 6:00 pm

he sucks, period.
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