Rangers Seeking Second Base Help

The Rangers have entered the market for second basemen with Ian Kinsler hitting the disabled list with a groin strain, tweets Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.

MLBTR's Ben Nicholson-Smith profiled the second base market two weeks ago.  Ty Wigginton, Ryan Theriot, Kelly Johnson, Jose Lopez, Adam Kennedy, Jeff Keppinger, Jamey Carroll, Cristian Guzman, Jeff Baker, and Andy LaRoche are the main names out there.  Morosi reminds us that the Rangers have already been connected to Guzman.


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  1. Well, they can have Luis Castillo for a bag of balls

  2. yazpik 5 years ago

    Jose Lopez + Carp for Chris Davis…

    • Ferrariman 5 years ago

      well what good does that do…? didn’t you guys just get Smoak.

      • Neither Smoak or Crash Davis will be anything more than bench bats in the future. Both highly overrated. Texas should have kept A-Gon before dumping him for nothing.

  3. j6takish 5 years ago

    They are 8.5 games up, whats wrong with letting Blanco play 2b for awhile? As long as Kins is back before the post season I don’t see why they need to acquire a 2b

    • Don’t know if you can trust him coming back healthy. He’s been injury prone his whole career (never played more than 144 games).

  4. How about Ryan Theriot for Cliff Lee… Anyone? Bueller?

    • Nah, Lee isn’t scrappy is he? Everyone knows scrap wins games. Theriot is off the scrap meter! Wait, why is my keyboard adding s’s in front of c’s?

  5. Ferrariman 5 years ago

    you can have skip schumaker for next to nothing. dude is useless, just eat the salary and send a throw-in low minors prospect

  6. msr71 5 years ago

    how bout Iwamura LOL!!!

    • You mean the career .270 hitter with good walk rates and an .887 OPS in AAA right now?

  7. msr71 5 years ago

    how bout Iwamura LOL!!!

  8. Jose Lopez for a BBQ Beef Brisket and a sack of peanuts

  9. Jose Lopez for a BBQ Beef Brisket and a sack of peanuts

  10. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    I like the idea of Jeff Baker going to Texas. Not that he’s incredible or anything but he fits the bill.

    • Yep, nothing more than a journeyman but he’d work in TX and would come cheap. Descent fill in.

  11. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    I like the idea of Jeff Baker going to Texas. Not that he’s incredible or anything but he fits the bill.

  12. TexasOriole 5 years ago

    Wiggington was already on the Rangers’ rader for RH 1B bat. Trading for him would kill two birds with one stone.

  13. TexasOriole 5 years ago

    Wiggington was already on the Rangers’ rader for RH 1B bat. Trading for him would kill two birds with one stone.

  14. Paradise17 5 years ago

    Kelly Johnson would rake at Arlington. He can slide to DH/OH too when Kinsler comes back.

  15. Paradise17 5 years ago

    Kelly Johnson would rake at Arlington. He can slide to DH/OH too when Kinsler comes back.

  16. Willie Boom Boom?

  17. Willie Boom Boom?

  18. Guest 5 years ago

    I’m available. I’d do it for the league minimum. In fact, a couple a Mc’ds milkshakes would do.

  19. MadmanTX 5 years ago

    WTF? I don’t get this. They have Esteban German playing 2B at OKC and Blanco and Arias in Arlington…Arias and German are righties and Blanco switches…so why???

  20. studio179 5 years ago

    emm…bbq, peanuts, donuts…sold

    A lot of bad names being throw out here.

  21. Fontenot isn’t on the block? Baker and Theriot aren’t really long term solutions, but neither is Fontenot. The Cubs should be looking to move any and all of them. If I had my choice of the three I’d keep Fontenot but if I got a descent offer I wouldn’t hesitate to deal him.

    • That said, I still think Theriot and Fontenot would be a good 2b in a platoon. You’d be looking at a 2b with a BA of maybe .270-280, 10-15 HR, 20 or so SB, .350ish OBP and maybe SLG of .400. Sounds like Brian Roberts. Wouldn’t be much of a roster space problem either since Fontenot could back up 3b, Theriot could back up SS and has also played a bit of outfield in the majors a few years back (probably not well, but he can do it). Maybe that’s a best case scenario but I think, given their production the last few years, that’s what you would likely get in a strict platoon.

      • studio179 5 years ago

        Theriot (2.6MM) and Fonteno (1MM) at 3.6MM combined is not the cheapest solution I think the Cubs will go. They have internal options up the middle (Barney) they will likely try. HJ Lee is projected for 2011 sometime and might even bump Castro to 2B. If they move him now or he plays out the year, Theriot is done as a Cub soon. Don’t worry though, Hendry loves second basemen. He will have a surplus ready.

  22. johnsilver 5 years ago

    Shame Pedroia is not off of the DL quite yet, would love to just hand them Billy Hall for free with Lowrie back finally to play utility IF. Maybe Texas fans can stomach his swinging at anything within 1 foot of the plate more so than Boston fans do.

  23. coolstorybro222 5 years ago

    Eh. I wouldn’t want to spend a ton of money on most of those guys, I would get Johnson or Guzman, but eh that’s a pretty bad crop of second basemen.

  24. J.Green 5 years ago

    ill take a handshake and a hat

  25. i dont know thems some good ass donuts, maybe a half eaten pice of cheesecake and a cup of coffee

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