Epstein said the Red Sox have had their eyes on Beltre for years, and talks picked up significantly this winter.
“It’s true, I had many multi-year offers,” Beltre said when asked about various reports. “But I made the decision to come here and take my chances to be on a team that has a legitimate chance to be in the World Series.”
Watch the video below. You can also see Beltre explain his World Series aspirations by clicking here.