On this issue I'll state that I made a potentially moronic trade, in which I gave up Bobby Abreu for Beltran and Joe Nathan. I don't think you can sit back and call Beltran a complete waste of space yet. He's been hurt, sore, and aching for the beginning part of the season. I think he'll destroy NL pitching in the 2nd half, he has too much talent to sit back and not perform.
...Boston papers now and then suffer a sharp flurry of arithmetic on this score; indeed, for Williams to have distributed all his hits so they did nobody else any good would constitute a feat of placement unparalleled in the annals of selfishness. -Updike