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Adrian Beltre's Night, by PA


1. Adrian Beltre lines out sharply to LF.
2. Adrian Beltre flies out deep to LF.
3. Adrian Beltre lines out sharply to RF.


4. Adrian Beltre doubles on a line drive to CF.
5. Adrian Beltre homers on a line drive to LF.

If there's anyone who deserves a month in which he hits .400 with 8-10 homeruns and has every single dink fly fall in, it's Adrian Beltre in September. The man has been a beast at the plate all year long; drawing walks and squaring up the ball with great frequency and has just been flattened by bad luck.

I've known for a while that Beltre leaving is going to be a sad moment for me. It's honestly hard to imagine following a team with him not on it, providing some curious histrionics at the plate coupled with just goofy strength and a jaw-dropping third base defense complete with such grace as to make you wonder if the hitter and the fielder are split personalities.

I don't know if Adrian has any interest in sticking around Seattle, but I'd understand completely if he doesn't. And with a new GM coming in this winter and a rebuild at least somewhat likely, we might not even get to enjoy Beltre's contract year here. I have no inside knowledge on this, I just want to make sure that I fully appreciate what we have now because someday it will be gone, and that day might be just a few short months away.

Adrian, I know far too many people have labeled you a bust, but I hope you know that we don't feel that way*. We have your back Adrian and we'd love for you to stay. If you don't, that's fine too, there's always going to be a soft spot in our hearts** for you.

* screw you if you disagree.

** unless you sign with the Angels. Please don't do that to us. There's only so much we can take.