He's arby elligible anyway so they've got to talk. Might as well talk about buying that out plus a couple more years of FA. If there's a stable reliever to lock up for a while on the Tribe, it's Betancourt.
Hoynes notes they're getting ready to talk:"Agent Alan Nero, who represents several Indians, is scheduled to meet with the Indians this week to possibly discuss a multiyear deal with Rafael Betancourt. This year Betancourt was among the AL's most dominant setup men, going 5-1 with three saves and a 1.47 ERA in 68 appearances. He struck out 80 and walked nine in 79 innings.
Betancourt, 32, made $860,000 last season, including $20,000 in incentives. Eligible for arbitration for the second straight year, Betancourt has always worked on a one-year deal."