2/42 for a DH that has had 2 hip surgeries, been suspended for PED use, and will be age 40 and 41 the last two years of said contract. good luck.
I think your assumptions are more reckless.
Beltran is only here for one more year after this one, so you're trading a productive (albeit
You don't preemptively lose that right, and the players union would never allow a contract to include language giving up that right. A-Rod may have verbally
Not sure how that works, but couldn't it still be a partial NTC if that was part of the extension? He became a 5/10 player in 2008, so couldn't A-Rod
1. That makes the very large assumption A-Rod continues to be a .900+ OPS guy the next two years. Something he wasn't for 4 straight seasons ('10-13').
Possible, though perception of him as a risk might make it difficult. Plus you have the ongoing milestone BS that another team would presumably have to