It appears like the dream defense we've all be drooling about is officially off the table. According to Tim Brown from Yahoo! Sports, Beltre has signed with the Boston Red Sox. I'm not sure exactly what the Sox are going to do with Mike Lowell now, but hey, it's baseball so the rich get richer.
The A's are looking more and more like they're going to be dependent on a completely rebuilt Eric Chavez, Jake Fox or Adrian Cardenas. Or maybe even Adam Kennedy.