Friday, January 05, 2007

Return of the Prodigious Son?

The Trolley Dodger asks, "Beltre not out of the question?" And I did a double-take.

Adrian Beltre's departure after his breakout 2004 was so bitter—at the time—that a return to the Dodgers seemed inconceivable. Now, after two disappointing seasons in Seattle, his name is coming up in trade talk.

And not just rumors. A "high-level source" confirms the Dodgers have made multiple inquiries into Beltre's availability. And as Trolley Dodger Robert reminds us, Beltre in a "bad" year still had five more home runs than J.D. Drew.

Penny for Beltre? LaRoche to second after Kent leaves? Stay tuned.