In the midst of Adrian Beltre's celebration of accomplishing his 3,000-hit milestone, he watched his club trade away pitcher Yu Darvish to the Dodgers some 24 hours later.
Congrats on a great achievement, Adrian! We're packing it in this season.
A telltale sign of a team with no Wild Card hopes or chances.
At this stage in his career, Beltre said that the deal came as a disappointment.
Adrián Beltré is not having it with this Yu Darvish trade. https://t.co/WOhcsRduqx— ESPN (@espn) August 2, 2017
"I'm not here for a rebuild and I don't think it will be," the 38-year-old said. "I think there is a possibility of this team playing better. I'm still focused on this year and don't want to think about it right now, but it would change things for me."
Beltre also said that if the Rangers don't show any signs of contention next season and beyond, it will affect whether or not he'll stay in Arlington to round out his career.
President of Rangers baseball operations and GM Jon Daniels, however, doesn't view this deal as a switch into rebuild mode.
"I don't see it that way at all," Daniels said.
Beltre's unhappiness comes immediately after hitting a rare milestone in baseball. This just puts a damper on the whole celebration.
And he's a free agent following 2018, so if the Rangers do shift into a full rebuild, we'd imagine Beltre will be quite a valuable deadline addition next season for someone else.