Rangers Targets Dropping Like Flies
By Ben Dieter
Sep 5, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (2) singles to right during the sixth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
The Texas Rangers have been rumored to a lot of free agents (Shin-Soo Choo, Mike Napoli, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Carlos Beltran) and also to some trades (Price, Stanton). The question is, how many of those names are left out there. It has been a busy few weeks for free agency and some of those names are now of the list, but don’t expect that to mean that Jon Daniels an crew are done with the whole free agent acquisition thing yet.
So far, Brian Mccan has become a NY Yankee, A. J. Pierzynski has become a Boston Red Sox, Jacoby Ellsbury is now a Yankee, it looks like Salty is going to be come a Miami Marlin, and it looks like Carlos Beltran is going to be a Royal. None of us think that Cruz is going to resign with the Rangers either. So who does that leave out there for the Rangers?
For one, I wouldn’t count the Rangers out on Price. The rotation looks pretty good right now with Yu Darvish, Derek Holland, Martin Perez, Matt Harrison and either Colby Lewis, Alexi Ogando, Robbie Ross, or Nick Tepesch. but I wouldn’t be surprised at all if Daniels made some sort of trade for Price. The only problem is it it would cost Jurickson Profar at the least. Not sure now that the Rangers can afford to part with Profar anymore.
Next, I still think the Texas Rangers will pick up one more outfielder, and I have always thought that the Rangers would go for Choo. Choo was a top target for the Yankees, but now that they have signed Ellsbury, I am not sure they are still going to pursue Choo. I could be wrong though. Also, the Rangers may be counting on Engle Beltre and newly acquired outfielder Michael Choice.
Just because a lot of these players have signed or are rumored to sign soon, doesn’t mean that the Texas Rangers won’t pull something off. It should be a fun few days leading up to the Winter Meetings. Stay right here for all your news and opinion.