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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Joe West has been suspended three games for calling Adrian Beltre a ‘complainer’

Joe West, the umpire everybody loves to have an opinion about, has been suspended three games for calling Adrian Beltre a complainer during an interview with USA Today’s Bob Nightengale all the way back in June. The Los Angeles Times’ Bill Shaikin first reported the news.

The full exchange involved West having to decide who the biggest complainer in the league is and replying,

It’s got to be Adrian Beltre. Every pitch you call that’s a strike, he says, “Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!” I had a game with him recently and the pitch was right down the middle. He tells me, “that ball is outside.”

I told him, “You may be a great ballplayer, but you’re the worst umpire in the league. You stink.”

Interestingly, and in a departure from how suspensions work for players or managers, West’s comments were made weeks ago but a suspension was handed down only last week. The three game suspension started with Tuesday’s games.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 08, 2017 at 10:07 PM | 25 comment(s)
  Beats: adrian beltre, joe west, suspensions, umpires

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Texas Rangers: Does road the Rangers appear to be heading down lead to the eventual departure of Adrian Beltre? | SportsDay

“Yes, it absolutely would change my mind,” Beltre said Tuesday before the Rangers hit three long home runs and still lost 8-7 to Seattle. “At this stage of my career, I’m not here for a rebuild. But I don’t think it will be. I think there is a possibility of this team playing better this year. I’m still focused on this year and don’t want to think about it right now, but it would change things for me.”

General manager Jon Daniels said bluntly Tuesday that Beltre need not worry.

“I don’t look at it that way at all,” he said of embarking on an extended rebuilding process.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 02, 2017 at 09:59 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: adrian beltre, rangers

Tuesday, August 01, 2017


Sunday, July 30, 2017

Adrian Beltre joins the 3,000 hit club

Not all in one game.

Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre became the 31st member of the 3,000 hit club on Sunday while facing the Orioles. With his team trailing 4-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning, he hit a 3-0 fastball off of Wade Miley for a double, putting runners on second and third with one out. He’s the first Dominican-born player to reach 3,000 career hits.

The game halted for a few minutes following Beltre’s double. A banner unfurled in center field and a graphic was revealed in right field, celebrating his achievement. Meanwhile, Beltre was congratulated by his teammates on the field. His family came onto the field as well, hugging him while the crowd at Globe Life Park continued to cheer.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 30, 2017 at 04:54 PM | 83 comment(s)
  Beats: adrian beltre, rangers

2 From Baseball’s Front Offices, Not Its Fields, Get a Cooperstown Moment - The New York Times

Article includes a discussion of which current GMs might join the Hall some day.


Thursday, July 27, 2017

Adrian Beltre ejected for hilarious antics in on-deck circle

Click through to see the video.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 27, 2017 at 10:22 AM | 43 comment(s)
  Beats: adrian beltre, rangers

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Beyond the Box Score: On the lack of interest in Albert Pujols’s 600 HR and Adrián Beltré’s pursuit of 3,000 hits

Had Biggio retired a year early, it would be interesting to see how it would have affected his Hall of Fame entry. He had to wait too long for entry as it was, because voters have historically struggled with all-around players such as Biggio. There are likely still voters who can’t be bothered to look beyond whether a player got 3,000 hits or not, but the electorate is gaining a higher percentage of voters who actually know how to evaluate players’ careers with nuance.

DanG Posted: June 21, 2017 at 08:32 AM | 100 comment(s)
  Beats: adrian beltre, albert pujols, hall of fame, milestones

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Texas Rangers: Excitement from Rangers’ win marred by Adrian Beltre leaving Globe Life in a walking boot | SportsDay

The “good” news: It is apparently not an aggravation of the calf injury that cost him the first two months of the season. The rest of the news: Beltre suffered a left ankle sprain and is likely to miss at least Wednesday’s game against the Mets, if not more.

“It’s tough to put weight on it right now,” Beltre said with uncharacteristic softness, his hands jammed in his pockets,. “It doesn’t feel great. We will say what happens in the next couple of days. But I missed 50-something games, and then to have this happen after six games—yeah, it’s a little frustrating. What can I do?

Jim Furtado Posted: June 07, 2017 at 10:03 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: adrian beltre, rangers

 

 

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