Adrian Beltre Hoping For Red Sox As Oakland A's Drop Out

Sunday has been a big day for free agent Adrian Beltre. Beltre wants to return to the Red Sox, but the Adrian Gonzalez trade left him without a spot. However, the Gonzalez trade is now in jeopardy as Gonzalez and the Red Sox failed to work out a contract extension, and if Gonzalez doesn't land in Boston, then the door is re-opened for Beltre to come back.

One place that Beltre won't end up? Oakland. According to Buster Olney, the A's are now looking at other players, as Beltre has consistently shown little interest in signing with the organization. He doesn't want to sign with the A's now, and he didn't want to sign with the A's as a free agent a year ago, despite interest from the team.

It makes sense, as Oakland doesn't look like a World Series contender and plays in a lousy stadium with poor fan support. Beltre's top priority is obviously the Red Sox. One must wonder what he would do if the Adrian Gonzalez trade still gets done, though. The Orioles are known to have interest in Beltre, but their situation isn't any better than Oakland's. The Angels still loom as a possibility.

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