Early Notes From The Winter Meetings

– The Rangers may see if there is any interest in catcher Taylor Teagarden.

– Three teams from Japan are inquiring about Dustin Nippert

– Rangers interest in Kerry Wood is tempered by concerns about keeping him healthy

– The Rangers talked to Carl Pavano’s agent briefly but word is that most of their foucs is on Cliff Lee.  One prominent agent said “The Yankees have to sign Cliff Lee. They can’t let him get away”.

– The Marlins are looking for a center fielder with speed.  That could be Julio Borbon.

– The Padres are looking for a first baseman now that they traded Adrian Gonzalez, Chris Davis is a player of interest

– Texas isn’t pursuing  Brandon Webb as much as others.  Rangers say odds against starters coming back from significant injury are much greater than a reliever.

 

Stay tuned

5 Comments

I love this time of year. Can’t wait to see what the club looks like when they go to spring training.

When your team “can” meaningfully participate this week is second only to opening week and playoff/world series weeks. It’s exciting to think that maybe we could get some value for Teagarden, Borbon or Davis, none of whom figure in what we want to do. Nippert is such a project…I just don’t know. I personally would pass on Kerry Wood because of the health issue and because I don’t think we need him UNLESS there is some truth in the rumor that our closer wants to be a starter.
The fight for Lee intrigues me…give him 6 years…he is not Kevin Millwood.

I agree with both of you. The Winter meetings where the executive of the year can work his magic with his management team loaded with a box of bullets rather than 1 or 2. I can’t wait!

I agree with both of you. The Winter meetings where the executive of the year can work his magic with his management team loaded with a box of bullets rather than 1 or 2. I can’t wait!

Keith…you just brought Barney Fife from Mayberry to mind(with one bullet). We anxiously await developments.

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