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Karablog: Adrian Beltre and other elder statesmen are still important

Whether or not it's time for Adrian Beltre to pack up his things and go, he still has plenty of fantasy value left in 2018. Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

If this is indeed the final few weeks in the fantastic career of Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre, at least he's not heading toward retirement quietly. Beltre has homered three times in the past week, with hits in 7 of 8 games entering a weekend series in Oakland against the Athletics. Maybe this doesn't make Beltre a "must add" in fantasy leagues, but still, I couldn't help but notice that he -- and others in the twilight of their careers or perhaps in their final weeks of active duty -- are still relevant statistically.