La Velle E. Neal III of Twins Insider is reporting that the Twins are bowing out of the Adrian Beltre sweepstakes. The price for Beltre, rumored to be similar to what the Phillies gave up for Joe Blanton, was just too high. Neal says:
In the Twins’ case, it could mean one of their four young starters plus a couple prospects.
Beltre is scheduled to make $12 million next season and any team that trades for the third baseman would have to pay that.
Just how much is Beltre worth? USS Mariner tackled that question in depth last September. Their findings might surprise you.