Posted by Boogie63 on July 14, 2009 at 9:36 PM
If the Rangers are buyers of players. What teams are sellers and who are the players that the Rangers might be interested in? Anyone.
Posted by Boogie63 on July 14, 2009 at 3:26 PM
I think that I would stay put and not make a trade. I would sign Ben Sheets and wait until the team was a little closer to beating the Red Sox of this world. It will buy us some time, to evaluate our talent and allow them to grow. We possibly have 3 or 4 front line staring pitchers. The worst we could have is two out of four front line starters. The way the economy is, the might take two years for to turn around. Arizona or Detroit might want to trade a high price front line pitcher for less and much younger. The other problem, if we were to trade for him. If he didn't want to stay in Texas after a year, could we trade him without an contract extension and have a adequate return on what we lost. Since he will be almost 34 years of age. We need to wait for Charles Haley approach.
Posted by Michaelturd on July 10, 2009 at 11:34 PM
Stay where we are. There is no need to sell the farm right now.
Posted by imrunnin2win on July 10, 2009 at 2:18 PM
I don't think Smoak is too far away from being ready to be our 1B and a high OBP guy. He may not have the speed of a leadoff hitter, but his plate discipline and moderate power would go well near the top of the lineup. Even if he isn't ready, I don't want to trade him given the lack of offensive power in AA and AAA right now.

My package: Davis, Beaven, Teagarden, Font, and Lemon. Walk away if they demand Smoak, Feliz, Holland, or Perez.
Posted by ffdean on July 10, 2009 at 12:56 PM
My only question...Is ownership willing to pay Halladay what will be required to keep him beyond 2010? If yes, then either of your proposals are right-on. I prefer to keep Teagarden, so would offer Saltalamacchia instead.
Posted by Jamey.Newberg on July 10, 2009 at 11:38 AM
OK, name the 1B and leadoff hitter you're going to go get, and for what.
Posted by STX Ranger Fan on July 10, 2009 at 11:23 AM
I understand what Halladay is, but hasn't our pitching been what has kept us in the race? We have Feliz, Holland, Hunter, Mc Carthy, Feldman evidently ready for Major league duty in 2010 and beyond and Ben Sheets sitting there with the chance off being added, if the money becomes available, the same or less money than Halladay will cost in future years. It appears that for a run this year, we need an everyday first baseman(Neither Chris or Smoak appear redy this year) and at the chance of sounding sacreligious, a leadoff hitter that occasionally gets on base. It also appears that these items could be acquired at less cost in prospects and money. Please give your thoughts.