Texas Rangers: 5 Bullpen Options for the Rangers in 2017
By Andrew Webb
The Texas native Boone Logan could be a cheap free agent signing for the Rangers. If the Rangers decide that the trade market is too steep for them, Logan is a solid option. Coming off a bounce back season with the Colorado Rockies in 2016.
Logan went 2-5 3.69 ERA in 66 games with the Rockies in 2016. He just finished a three-year deal with the Rockies and is still available in free agency. The first two seasons in Colorado were rough, but his 2016 campaign put Logan back on the radar.
Logan has a great ability to command his pitches and keep the ball in the park. Pitching in both Coors Field and Yankee Stadium could make a pitcher’s stat line look bad. Not is not the case for Logan as he only allowed 4 homers in 46.1 innings last season.
The 32-year-old is likely seeking a multiple year deal, but could still be a fit with the Rangers. Logan has 11 years of MLB experience and could be a strong addition in the Rangers bullpen. Adding veteran depth is not a bad idea and Logan has put together a good career in the MLB.
The Rangers only need someone for a few months, but more depth cannot hurt. Having two good left-handed options for 2017 and beyond is not a bad idea. If the Rangers decide they only have room for Diekman once he returns Logan could be a trade candidate.
This is a transaction that could help the Rangers now and give them a valuable trade piece in the future. The Rangers would not have to lose anything to acquire Logan and could even get a player with him later if they decided to trade him.