Last night the Red Sox reached a tentative deal with third baseman, Adrian Beltre. They did this because they are setting their eyes on defense next year, which they have improved with Mike Cameron. This has not happened yet, because it is pending a physical, but it probably will and it will be worth $9 million over one year, with a player option for 2011 worth $5 million. If the Red Sox were able to reach this deal, as Beltre had left shoulder problems that limited him to 111 games in 2009, then I really don't know what they would do with Mike Lowell, as he is scheduled to start at third base. Beltre has always been good on defense, but his offense has struggled in recent years. He had a great yar in 2004, batting .334 with 48 homers and 121 RBIs but the closest he has come to that has been in 2007, when he batted .276 with 26 homers and 99 RBIs. They hope he wll have good production along with his defense in 2010. Go Sox, all the way!!!