Jayson Stark is saying that according to two clubs, Adrian Beltre will decide by Thursday (this or next, I don't know). If true this could make sense in light of the Takahashi signing. Possibly Ninja and Arte could have cut bait on Soriano and got another bullpen arm because they are close with Beltre. This could make the addition of Beltre and Crawford more realistic with spending less on Takahashi. The stove is warming up!