Beltre Retires

Adrian Beltre

I note that Adrian Beltre, third baseman for the Texas Rangers announced his retirement. He came up with the Dodgers, bounced over to Seattle, then a year in Boston before settling in with Texas. He finished as high as second in the 2004 MVP race and made a total of four All Star games.

For his career his triple slash line is .286/.339/.480/.819 (OPS+ of 116) with 3166 hits, 646 doubles, 477 home runs, 1707 RBIs, and a lot more strikeouts than walks. His WAR is 95.7. He led his league in homers, doubles, and hits once each and never in the same year. He currently has more hits than any other foreign-born player and is 16th on the all time list. His nearest active competitor is Albert Pujols who is 84 hits behind. His 5309 total bases is 14th ever, he’s 11th in doubles, 30th in home runs, and 24th in RBIs. Among non-pitchers, his WAR is 26th.

Adios, Adrian, we’ll see you in Cooperstown in five years.



3 Responses to “Beltre Retires”

  1. Miller Says:

    We’d BETTER see him in Cooperstown in five years. What a delightful player to watch. Maybe he was never the game’s best player, or maybe he was…

    No player in the game produced more WAR over the last 15 seasons. None!

  2. glenrussellslater Says:

    Let me explain. It was an advertisement for a tray with the a picture of the Liberty Bell on it. In other words, a BELL TRAY. I guess it was too subtle.

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