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    Rangers sign Jason Jennings

    Rangers get right-hander Jennings for 1 year, $4 million

    By Jerry Crasnick
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    Updated: January 16, 2008, 10:01 PM ET

    The Texas Rangers have reached agreement with free-agent pitcher Jason Jennings on a one-year contract worth a guaranteed $4 million, according to a baseball source.

    Jennings passed a physical exam earlier this week and the team expects to announce the deal Thursday, the source said.

    Jennings, 29, is 60-65 with a career 4.91 ERA in seven major league seasons with Colorado and Houston. He went 2-9 with a 6.45 ERA in 19 appearances with the Astros last year before going down with a torn flexor tendon in his right elbow. He underwent surgery in late August to repair the injury.

    Jennings has been throwing off a mound and long-tossing at a distance of 200 feet, and the Rangers expect him to be ready by Opening Day. He'll join Kevin Millwood, Vicente Padilla, Brandon McCarthy and Kason Gabbard in Texas' projected rotation.

    Jennings is a Dallas native and played college ball at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

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    Re: Rangers sign Jason Jennings

    Hmm, this might work out for Texas. Jennings is still fairly young, so it gives him a chance to re-establish himself.
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    Re: Rangers sign Jason Jennings

    Lieber gone now Jennings gone the Reds list is dwendling. Thom Brenamen said on HSL tonight that Livan Hernandez would be a great pickup cause of innings eater. He said he would give up HR's but would eat innings.
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    Re: Rangers sign Jason Jennings

    $4M one year deal is a STEAL, and worth the risk.

    Lieber obviously set the mark, and the flood gates have opened.

    Let's hope the Reds aren't left standing on the banks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLEEDS View Post
    Let's hope the Reds aren't left standing on the banks.

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    Please don't say "banks." Sore topic around here.
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    Re: Rangers sign Jason Jennings

    I would have given more ($5-$6 million) for one year.

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    Re: Rangers sign Jason Jennings

    I dont think money was that big of a factor in his case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bip Roberts View Post
    I dont think money was that big of a factor in his case.
    yup, same as Lieber. I don't think either have set the market because both gave home-town discounts...
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    Re: Rangers sign Jason Jennings

    Of all the dreck that's available, he probably had the best upside. Oh well.
    I hope it's never sunny in Philly again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TC81190 View Post
    Of all the dreck that's available, he probably had the best upside. Oh well.
    very true but it seems quite obvious he had no intentions of leaving texas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TC81190 View Post
    Of all the dreck that's available, he probably had the best upside. Oh well.
    I think Bartolo Colon's CY disagrees...
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    I think Bartolo Colon's CY disagrees...
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    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    I think Bartolo Colon's CY disagrees...
    His arm is shot, though.
    I hope it's never sunny in Philly again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TC81190 View Post
    His arm is shot, though.
    I agree, but technically he still has the highest upside...
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    I agree, but technically he still has the highest upside...
    Theres gotta be a chance of an upside for it to actually count though :


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