Cornbread Maxwell wrote:ok - now back to baseball and Beltre.
The guys who have commented so far are very negative on Beltre. For an opposing view...
He is an end of the 1st, beginning of the 2nd rd draft pick. Regardless of what youve heard, that is where he is going to go in the majority of drafts. He led the majors in HRs. Hes 25. Hes been injured with fluke ailments and had to learn how to hit at the MLB level before he was entirely ready, so his progression was slowed. It was not a mistake or career yr. This is the real Beltre. This yr he will be hitting behind Ichiro and Brett Boone with Sexson behind him. He's easily the 2nd best 3B behind Arod.
There are those who think he was a fluke.
There are those who think he's the next.
I have no solid opinion on which way he goes, I just do not trust the guy.
He may be a fluke.
He may be the next Pujols.
He may be the next roid induced career year like Javy Lopez and others.
Enough of a concern to make me back off and pick another great player.