Originally Posted by RedsManRick
Saw that too. I wonder if there's anybody out there who wants him cheap and would flip us a C level prospect for him.
- Boston if they let Lowell walk. Though I imagine they'd set their sights higher.
- Giants. Maybe he can platoon with Aurilia again.
- Mets. No way they exercise Delgado's option.
- Ragners. Have Salty and Laird and have stated they aren't looking for mediocre options.
- Tigers. Looking for a replacement for Casey.
- Yankees. Nobody wants Giambi playing everyday, but he hits better there and they have 4 OF for 3 spots as it is.
Actually the way I read it, sounded to me like Hatte was a good short term solution for Texas. 1.85 Million seems to be right up there alley here until Mayberry and/or Chris Davis may be ready. 1.85 isn't bad for a starting 1B who actually has some value as a consistent performer.
Originally Posted by Unassisted
The philosophy makes it more likely the Rangers will pursue a center fielder on a long-term deal and that right field and first base, two other holes identified by manager Ron Washington and Daniels, would either be filled from within or on inexpensive short-term deals.
But the Rangers don't necessarily feel the need to get a long-term answer at either spot, with John Mayberry Jr. and Chris Davis (who could move back from third to first) excelling in the minor leagues. David Murphy, perhaps a Rusty Greer starter kit, might present the best cost-effective option. Nelson Cruz, who failed two auditions this season but who has fewer than 500 career at-bats, could also get a longer look.