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Rangers’ Adrian Beltre Announces Retirement

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Texas Rangers veteran third baseman Adrian Beltre who has played 21 season and has collected over 3,000 career hits has officially announced his retirement.

Beltre issued an official statement where he thanked fans, friends, agents, and the teams he has played for, as well as former Los Angeles Dodgers executive Tommy Lasorda, adding in the statement that it was “time to call it a career”.

“After careful consideration and many sleepless nights, I have made the decision to retire from what I’ve been doing for my whole life, which is playing baseball, the game I love” Beltre said.

Beltre, 39,  hit .273 with 15 home runs and 65 RBIs for texas this season.

Beltre’s numbers are Hall of Fame worthy and at the conclusion of the 208 season he ranked first among active players in hits, games played (2,933, 14th all time), at-bats (11,068, eighth all time) and plate appearances (12,130). He was second among active players in home runs, RBIs, WAR (95.7, 38th all time), runs scored (1,524, 64th), doubles (636, 11th), total bases (5,309, 14th) and extra-base hits (1,151, 14th).

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Phillies Sign Aaron Nola to Contract Extension

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The Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a long-term contract extension with right hander Aaron Nola.

The new deal is four-years and $45 million and includes a club option as well as a $2 million signing bonus.

Nola, 25, pitched to the tune of a 2.37 ERA last season.

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Bryce Harper Not Interest in Short Team Deal

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When it comes to the market for free agent superstar Bryce Harper, teams won’t be able to bring him in on a short-term, lucrative contract.

Harper isn’t interested.

According to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman, Harper is not “even considering” a short-term deal, even as the market for he and Manny Machado continues to stay in a holding pattern.

There has been chatter that neither superstar will fetch the $300 million deals that they had been seeking.

According to USA Today’s Bob Nigtengale, the San Francisco Giants have plans on offering “a lucrative short-term deal” but did not want “to provide a long-term contract approaching the 10-year, $300 million contract Harper rejected from the Washington Nationals in September.”

Harper has been linked to a number of teams, so it’s unclear where he will land, and he still could return to the Washington Nationals.

However, I think that the New York Yankees, despite their public comments otherwise, may come in during the final minutes to scoop up Harper.

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Mets’ Jacob deGrom Puts Deadline on Contract Talks

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New York Mets ace and reigning National League Cy Young award winner Jacob deGrom is putting pressure on the organization when it comes to hammering out a new deal.

deGrom is set to hit free agency following the 2020 season and the 30-year old wants to lock in a new, long-term contract, and isn’t waiting around too long to get it.

According to the New York Post’s Mike Puma, deGrom and his reps have informed team officials he will not negotiate a new deal during the season and have set a deadline to complete a deal by Opening Day.

The clock is ticking.

Per the report, deGrom seeks a contract that would buy out his remaining arbitration year and extend his agreement with the club long term.

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