OK, hot rumor. Take this with the normal Mo Vaughn-sized grain of salt.
I just received a phone call from Derek — who would have posted this himself, except he’s away on business — who told me he got a call from someone at the Winter Meetings saying the M’s got Adrian Beltre. Now, Derek trusts the person in question or he wouldn’t have passed this along, but at the same time, it’s all rumor at this point. Please, don’t go passing this off as fact and then come back here screaming when it turns out not to be true, OK?
It took me about ten seconds to go from happy to figuring out how they’d still manage to screw this one up — Beltre plays first and they sign Koskie to play third.