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This is the 2nd of my highly anticipated 3 part series <- lol
In the fourum i will be talking about what i could see the Rangers realistically doing this off season. The following steps are in no particular order, just the order they come to my head.
Most Likely moves.
Move 1. The Rangers have made it known that they are intrested in working on pitching this offseason, they have also made it clear that the like Yu Darvish. The Rangers need a true ace and Darvish could give that to them , while not having to pay 20 million a year. A lot of people point to Dice-k as a reason not to go after him, but Dice-k's best ERA was 2.13 darvish career ERA is 1.99 he is only 25 so he has time to develop and make a smooth transition to the majors. I personally believe the Rangers will sign him, Daniels has gone over multiple times to see him pitch. The Rangers are going to do whatever they can to get Darvish (assuming he is posted)
#2 Daniels has shown intrest in Mark Burhle. I see the rangers making a big run at him. This deal becomes more likely is for some reason Darvish isnt posted or goes to another team. Burhle is a bit older, but he has had consistent above average season for basically his entire career. He isnt the ace all of the fans want, but he is a good quality pitcher that could easily be picked up.
#3 If something goes wrong with one of the first 2 moves or Daniles doesnt think it will be enough, there are quite a few trade targets out on the market. Unlike most fans i am against going after a Linecum, Kershaw, Hernandez. Thats just going to take too much. The names i hear being thrown around with those trade are Holland and Harrison. And i would atleast make Holland untouchable. Personally i think Cahill would be the best option. He is only 23 years old! he is only going to get better and because of the off season he had last year it could have lowered his value a little bit, It will cost a lot to get him, but i think Cahill is the right move for the Ragers this offseason, and it is a very likely move to happen.
Wild Card: Ryan said earlier in the week fielder and Pujols are out otherwise they would be here. Those 2 may be out, but rumored around the Rangers is that cespedes(not sure about spelling so ill call him C dawg) is on the radar. in 93 games last year c dawg his .333 32 HR and 99 RBI those are some number you like to see from big leaguers after 162 games after 90 is rediculous.Signing him would give us an insane outfield. C dawg is "major league ready" he would probably need a little minor times but it wouldnt be much. It will be intresting to see how the Rangers go after him.
Not a bad list of possibilities. For the record, I'm for trading for a Linecum, Kershaw, Hernandez-type pitcher, but not at the expense of blowing up our team. Realistically, we have plenty of players and prospects we could trade for one of them; the only question is whether said team would want too many of them. And the answer is, "probably." But I'm not opposed to such a trade if it's reasonable.
I think it's unlikely that J.D. will make any moves this offseason that will make us think, "God, what were you thinking?!"
I would love to have on of those three on our team, but the deal to get them will be outrageous. It will also take major league ready talent, probably Holland. I wouldnt be willing to give up that. It would hurt us more than it would help us.
I'd be willing to part with any of our current starters as part of a package to get one of them, except Holland. I like him too much.
Darvish is possible but it is a closed bid so Toronto,Seattle, Boston or a New york could outbid. But the cost over CJ's 5Yr 90Mil is minimal. Looking at it like a trade it is Cj foir Darvish and two #1 draft choices. Also go after hard Armando Rivera and this may explain why CJ saids he is coming back but the Rangers really do not act all that adamant. Those other ACES will not be traded a DanksN JurrjensN Billimgsley is more likely. And where is Kazmir and what is his fb up to 94? A more likely 1b pickup and more for defense then offense but who also could run hot Carlos Pena or. Kotchman even check out Morneau, a major risk with major upside. And sign in January the then best available utility infielder.
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