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Adrian Beltre should hit pay dirt

Updated: September 28, 2010, 2:22 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

CHICAGO -- Maybe if Andre Dawson's knees had been stronger by the time he played for the Boston Red Sox, he might have competed with Adrian Beltre as the toughest man to wear a Boston uniform in the past 20 years. Jason Varitek is no worse than first runner-up, just for carrying on stoically despite the dizzying number of body parts that have been battered, bruised and mangled in the course of his career.

But for brute strength, sheer power and a game face so fierce that the guy who ...

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