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Adrian Beltre contract extension talks to continue into season

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Per Jon Heyman, the negotiations between the Rangers and Adrian Beltre on a contract extension will continue into the season

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The Adrian Beltre contract extension negotiations were expected to end once the season started, with both Beltre and Jon Daniels expressing a preference to avoid the distraction of having talks continue into the year.

However, Jon Heyman tweets that the Rangers and Beltre have had talks that are "promising enough" that they will continue into the season.  With Opening Day being (checks watch) 17 hours away, it suggests that a deal isn't done, but it also indicates that the parties may feel like the parameters are close enough that it can be worked out in the next couple of days.  Beltre's agent is Scott Boras, and Heyman's info on Boras clients is usually pretty good.

Beltre, of course, was signed to a 6 year, $96 million deal in the 2010-11 offseason that has ended up being one of the best free agent signings in recent memory in MLB.  Beltre supposedly wants at least $19  million per year, and has expressed a desire to end his career in Texas, which would likely mean he will go into the Hall of Fame with a "T" on his cap on his plaque.