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Adrian Beltre Joked To Rangers GM Jon Daniels About Playing Last Season With Dodgers Before Retiring

Adrian Beltre Joked To Rangers GM Jon Daniels About Playing Last Season With Dodgers Before Retiring

One of the best third baseman in Major League history, Adrian Beltre, announced his retirement at the conclusion of the 2018 season. Beltre played...
SportsDay Nov 30, 2018
For one final time, Adrian Beltre stayed true to himself in his goodbye to the Texas Rangers

For one final time, Adrian Beltre stayed true to himself in his goodbye to the Texas Rangers

ARLINGTON - Retirement press conferences are the worst.They are stilted and manufactured and, these days, often feature a player who already retired signing a meaningless one-day contract to retire all over again. The retiree usually reads something prepared that sounds nothing like himself. At some point, there is a pause during which the athlete either chokes up or breaks down.When questions come, they are often tinged with pity for a broken-down player trying to place his just-ended career in context.And then there is Adrian Beltre.On Friday morning, at precisely 11 a.m., Beltre walked...
SportsDay Nov 30, 2018
Live: Follow along as Adrian Beltre holds news conference to discuss retirement

Live: Follow along as Adrian Beltre holds news conference to discuss retirement

The Rangers and Adrian Beltre will host a news news conference today at 11 a.m. to discuss his retirement from baseball. He officially announced the decision last week. Click the links below to read more about Beltre's retirement.More on Adrian Beltre'There won't be a Hall of Famer in our clubhouse next year': Adrian Beltre retires, so now comes the wait for the next stepAdrian Beltre retires from baseball, doing what is best for both him and the RangersRead Adrian Beltre's farewell letter to baseball, statements from Ray Davis and Jon DanielsAdrian Beltre began his Rangers career as a decent...
Lone Star Ball Nov 30, 2018
Adrian Beltre Press Conference Thread

Adrian Beltre Press Conference Thread

Adrian Beltre’s farewell press conference is being televised on FSSW today at 11 a.m. Adrian Beltre, Texas Rangers third baseman and future Hall of Famer, is having his farewell press conference today, after having announced his retirement last week. It is being televised on Fox Sports Southwest, and begins at 11 a.m. Talk about the press conference and Beltre’s retirement here.
Lone Star Ball Nov 29, 2018
Adrian Beltre farewell press conference on Friday

Adrian Beltre farewell press conference on Friday

Fox Sports Southwest will be televising Adrian Beltre’s farewell press conference, which will be November 30 at 11 a.m. Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is holding a press conference tomorrow, Friday, November 30, 2018, at 11 a.m. Central. This is being called his “farewell press conference,” as he announced his retirement last week. The press conference will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest. FSSW has the following press release on the coverage: ARLINGTON - FOX Sports Southwest will deliver live coverage of the Texas Rangers’ press conference for Adrian Beltre on...
SportsDay Nov 29, 2018
Adrian Beltre will address retirement publicly in news conference Friday; watch live on Fox Sports Southwest

Adrian Beltre will address retirement publicly in news conference Friday; watch live on Fox Sports Southwest

Adrian Beltre will speak publicly for the first time since he announced his retirement last week. The Rangers and Beltre will hold a news conference tomorrow at 11 a.m in Globe Life Park to discuss his retirement from baseball. Beltre retired after 20 season, the final eight of which came with the Rangers. He accounted for 3,166 hits, 477 home runs and 1,707 RBI in his career. The press conference will be live on Fox Sports Southwest with Dana Larson and Mark McLemore in studio. Dave Raymond, CJ Nitkowski and Emily Jones will also be on hand. Click the links below to read more about Beltre's...
SportsDay Nov 28, 2018
Adrian Beltre affected the directions of two teams by signing with the Rangers. Here's a look back at the ramifications

Adrian Beltre affected the directions of two teams by signing with the Rangers. Here's a look back at the ramifications

Of all the remarkable achievements that likely will send retired third baseman Adrian Beltre to the Hall of Fame, this one stands at the top of the heap.Beltre affected the direction of two clubs at the same time.In the first week of 2011, Beltre came off the free-agent market by accepting a six-year deal with the Rangers. The Los Angeles Angels, willing to go only five years, finished runner-up.Both clubs have not been the same since.The Rangers reached the World Series once, won three American League West titles and made four playoff appearances in Beltre's eight seasons.The Angels fell...
SportsDay Nov 27, 2018
The argument for Adrian Beltre as the lead figure on the Texas Rangers' Mount Rushmore

The argument for Adrian Beltre as the lead figure on the Texas Rangers' Mount Rushmore

Ballzy podcast hosts Evan Grant and David Moore are back to discuss all things Texas Rangers baseball! In this week's Rangers episode, Evan and David focus on the newly retired Adrian Beltre -- what he meant to the Rangers organization, the legacy he leaves behind and much more. Listen to their full discussion below.Don't miss an episode. Subscribe to the podcast! You can find us on: -- iTunes -- Google Play Music -- Or through an RSS feed for Android users -- And we're available on Stitcher, too
Call to the Pen Nov 21, 2018

Adrian Beltre’s Hall of Fame credentials

Adrian Beltre has announced his retirement…now it’s time to take his measure for Cooperstown Adrian Beltre’s announcement that he is retiring touched off an immediate spate of discussion concerning his Hall of Fame qualifications. The consensus: He’s in…possibly on the first ballot. A deeper look at the statistics behind the argument largely supports that view, […] Adrian Beltre’s Hall of Fame credentials - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Nov 21, 2018
MLB Bullets is a legend in these parts

MLB Bullets is a legend in these parts

Adrian Beltre retires. The Yankees and Mariners make a big deal. Two looks at Bryce Harper’s defense. We interrupt your regularly scheduled off-season deals and rumors fest for this special report from Arlington, Texas. It wasn’t unexpected, but Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre called it a career after 21 seasons. If I’m correct, I believe this means that Bartolo Colon is the only remaining active player from the 1990s. As Tim Kurkjian writes, no one had more fun playing baseball than Adrian Beltre. Benjamin Hoffman calls Beltre the “all-time great that you didn’t...
Bless You Boys Nov 21, 2018
Links: See you in Cooperstown, Adrian Beltre

Links: See you in Cooperstown, Adrian Beltre

The Mariners ignited the hot stove by dealing James Paxton and signaling a new direction. One of the greats of the era announced he was hanging up his spikes on Tuesday. Long-time Texas Rangers third baseman, Adrian Beltre, will finish with 477 home runs, and over 3000 hits. He is the only third baseman to ever clear 400 HR and 3000 hits. The fact that he did so, while playing excellent defense well into his late-30’s earns him a unique place in baseball history, and down the road, should earn him a place in Cooperstown as well. Of course, the only thing better than Beltre’s play, was...
Over the Monster Nov 21, 2018
Daily Red Sox Links: Adrian Beltre, Steve Pearce, J.D. Martinez

Daily Red Sox Links: Adrian Beltre, Steve Pearce, J.D. Martinez

In today’s links, we celebrate Adrian Beltre’s career, wonder if Steve Pearce’s signing could begin the return of other players and figure out why J.D. Martinez wasn’t named the best DH. Adrian Beltre has decided to call it a career. It’s a sad day for baseball fans since he was one of the best players to watch. (Craig Edwards; FanGraphs) For Red Sox fans, Beltre’s retirement is a reminder of the problems they’ve had at third base ever since he left. (NBC Sports) While the Sox didn’t bring Beltre back after one great year, they did bring back Steve Pearce. It’s possible...
SportsDay Nov 20, 2018
'There won't be a Hall of Famer in our clubhouse next year': Adrian Beltre retires, so now comes the wait for the next step

'There won't be a Hall of Famer in our clubhouse next year': Adrian Beltre retires, so now comes the wait for the next step

El Capitan has called it a career.With a carefully crafted press release Tuesday, Adrian Beltre brought his 21-year Hall of Fame career to an end, telling Rangers fans it was a "hell of a ride," and expressing thanks to the organization that brought him to the brink of a World Series title.Now comes the wait for the next step: Induction into the Hall of Fame.Beltre, who turns 40 in April, will almost certainly be a first-ballot Hall of Famer after waiting the mandatory five years following retirement. He finishes his career with 3,166 hits, the 15th most all-time and with 477 home runs, the...
SFGate Nov 20, 2018

Rangers’ Adrian Beltre retires after 21 seasons, 3,166 hits

Adrian Beltre of the Texas Rangers retired Tuesday after 21 seasons in a career in which he hit 477 home runs and became the first player from the Dominican Republic to have 3,000 hits. The 39-year-old third baseman announced his decision in a statement released by the Rangers, saying it is time for the “next chapter of my life.” “After careful consideration and many sleepless nights, I have made the decision to retire from what I’ve been doing my whole life, which is playing baseball, the game I love,” Beltre said. “I have thought about it a lot and although I appreciate all the...
SportsDay Nov 20, 2018
Adrian Beltre's legacy: What you might've misunderstood about him and what he best exemplified to Rangers teammates

Adrian Beltre's legacy: What you might've misunderstood about him and what he best exemplified to Rangers teammates

From the moment he arrived as a poor substitute for Cliff Lee in the minds of the misguided until Tuesday's humble exit, Adrian Beltre grew more in stature and in the hearts of the faithful than any Ranger ever.Pudge Rodriguez was a homegrown instant sensation and Nolan Ryan a bona fide Texas legend upon arrival.Beltre was neither when he got here in 2011 at 32, but leaving he's every bit their Hall of Fame caliber as a Ranger.Maybe greater, if you'll pardon the heresy.Beltre didn't just last a long time, he actually improved in his 30s. No Ranger played hurt as well or willingly. None was a...

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