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Trade Market For Adrian Beltre = Zero

Do you remember back in 2004 when Adrian Beltre hit .334 with 48 homers, 121 RBIs, and was the hottest ticket on the free agent market? Yea neither do I. Apparently neither do any of the 30 general managers in baseball today.

Recently Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik told he has yet to receive a call of interest on third baseman Beltre, who's in the last year of his $64 million, five-year contract.

If I were Zduriencik I wouldn't expect calls anytime soon.

Beltre is batting .258 with five homers, 30 RBIs, and a bulimic .292 OBP.

He is also suffering from bone spurs in his shoulder, which is expected to need surgery at some point. However, it appears Beltre is holding off on surgery because he feels it will hurt him in the free agent market (good guess).

So don't expect Beltre to be going anywhere this year. While there are several teams seeking a corner infielder, his bone spurs and large contract make him virtually untradeable.

Mariner fans will just have to live with Beltre for a few more months.