Daniels On Rodriguez, Cruz, Hamilton, Benoit

Rangers GM Jon Daniels told fans that the Rangers will explore ways to add difference-makers this summer and are prepared to trade some prospects in the right situation. Daniels made some more hot stove-related comments while chatting at the Dallas Morning News today – here they are:

  • The Rangers didn't want to offer Ivan Rodriguez or any other available catcher a two-year deal last winter and they're content with their decision.
  • They're reportedly interested in catchers, but don't have a timetable for bringing Jarrod Saltalamacchia back.
  • The Rangers look for upside and makeup in players they draft, regardless of the player's level.
  • Daniels is in favor of trading draft picks since it would give teams flexibility.
  • Daniels wouldn't rule out signing Nelson Cruz and Josh Hamilton to extensions.
  • It was just time for [Joaquin Benoit] to move on."


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