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GameDay: What If Beltre Was A Giant?

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Adrian Beltre

ST. PETERSBURG – OCTOBER 04: Infielder Adrian Beltre #29 of the Texas Rangers rounds the bases after his third home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during Game Four of the American League Division Series at Tropicana Field on October 4, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

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CBS 5 Sports Director Dennis O’Donnell hosts “Gameday” every Sunday night at 11:30pm and offers his unique sports analysis here.

San Francisco (CBS 5) - Watching Adrian Beltre put on his one-man show Tuesday made me wonder what might have been.

The power-hitting third baseman’s name has been linked to the San Francisco Giants for several years, dating back to the off-season of 2009 and then again this off-season before he signed a 6-year, $96 million contract with the Rangers.

Beltre became just the sixth player to hit three home runs in a post-season game Tuesday.

 Brian Sabean wasted no time in signing Aubrey Huff to a 2-year, $22 million contract last offseason after his 2010 heroics. The Monday morning quarterback in me questions that strategy and wonders if a Pablo at first base, Beltre at third scenario would have put the Giants back in the post-season and possibly the World Series. We’ll never know. But Buster, Beltre, and Pablo? Yo Adrian!

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