Olney On Dunn, Lee, Greinke, Jeter, Pena

The Rangers have money to spend and ESPN.com's Buster Olney suggests they could spend it on Adam Dunn. GM Jon Daniels could pursue Carl Crawford or another free agent if Cliff Lee signs elsewhere, but Dunn would provide the Rangers with a formidable power threat. Here are the rest of Olney's rumors:

  • The Rangers' priority is still to sign Lee.
  • Rival executives see Texas as the team that's most likely to acquire Zack Greinke from the Royals. 
  • To create leverage with the Yankees, Derek Jeter will need another club to make a significantly better proposal than the three-year $45MM deal the Yankees are offering. Needless to say, it will be difficult for agent Casey Close to find such an offer for a 36-year-old coming off a down year. 
  • Olney hears that the Nationals are the most enthusiastic team about signing Carlos Pena.


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74 Comments on "Olney On Dunn, Lee, Greinke, Jeter, Pena"


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CitizenSnips
4 years 7 months ago

I might start crying with laughter if Close pulls out the old Boras “Mystery Team” crap.

Guest
4 years 7 months ago

If the Rangers sign Dunn and get a top tier starter, the AL West is locked for years.

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4 years 7 months ago

Rangers won’t be willing to give up what it’s going to take to obtain Greinke right now.

Guest
4 years 7 months ago

If they can’t get Lee, they will make a big run at Greinke. If they don’t get either, and the Angels get two out of Crawford, Beltre, and Soriano, the Rangers won’t be able to compete for a few seasons.

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scott4
4 years 7 months ago

That’s crap man. 2 of those guys virtually make the two neck and neck without the Rangers making any significant moves and I really don’t see them standing pat.

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4 years 7 months ago

Who’s the Rangers ace without either of them? I dont see it as crap at all.

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scott4
4 years 7 months ago

How many games ahead of the Angels last year when Cliff arrived? No, CJ Wilson would not be a true ace if they did not resign Cliff or make a trade, but they did pretty well last year before C. Lee arrived. They WILL make moves though, that is my point. Saying the Rangers “won’t compete” with the Angels if the Angels do this is a bit drastic

Guest
4 years 7 months ago

It was probably drastic, but how about this, if the Rangers can’t make a move for an ace, and the Angels get two out of those three, i think it’s fair to say the Angels are the better team. Deal?

Guest
4 years 7 months ago

but the supposedly “better” team, does not always win.

Guest
4 years 7 months ago

Of course not, but you would rather be the “better” team than the “worse” team right?

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scott4
4 years 7 months ago

I will give you even, I still don’t think that makes them better. That Ranger’s lineup is still stacked and even though I would rate the Angels starting pitching higher, I would still give the edge in lineup to the Rangers.
The Ranger’s have the prospects to deal if they see fit and if they don’t get Cliff, I’ll bet you dollars to doughnuts they bring in a big bat and a middle of the rotation starter via trade or free agency.

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4 years 7 months ago

This whole argument is “assuming the rangers don’t make a trade for a big time starter.” So I’m aware they have the chips, but this is assuming they don’t deal them.

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4 years 7 months ago

Then we should assume the Angels don’t get any free agents either.

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slider32
4 years 7 months ago

If the Rangers don’t get Lee they will take a major hit. The rest of their pitchers are don’t have a great track record. The addition of Crawford and Beltre would make the Angels the front runners in the west. But I think with the strength of the east next year, the wild card will come out of the west.

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4 years 7 months ago

thank you

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4 years 7 months ago

There is no way someone in the al east doesnt get the wildcard for the bajillionth time.

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melonis_rex
4 years 7 months ago

Because the Angels will be able to add both Crawford AND Beltre. They’ll probably get one but they’re still NOT Yankees-West.

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melonis_rex
4 years 7 months ago

Because the Angels will be able to add both Crawford AND Beltre. They’ll probably get one but they’re still NOT Yankees-West.

Guest
4 years 7 months ago

I agree with you. Hamilton really can’t do any better next year so you have to assume you will loose a little production there too. They also have to replaces Vlad’s production.

I think they will compete but it is going to be very close between them, the Angels and the A’s. The AL West could be a lot of fun next year if the Angels sign Crawford and the A’s get Beltre. It will be wide open.

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bluegirl11
4 years 7 months ago

uh any dodger news ?

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4 years 7 months ago

There’s zero chance Jeter gets a deal even comparable to the yankees offer, but I what I could see is if Jeter feels disrespected by the yankees, maybe he would take a deal with a different team just so he keeps his pride.

Guest
4 years 7 months ago

But that is a “loss” for Jeter too. It is hard for him to leave, turning down over 15mil a year, without it negatively impacting his “legacy/image.” It makes him look just as bad as the yanks.

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4 years 7 months ago

I totally agree, that’s why I don’t think it will happen. I’m just presenting other options. If DJ feels truely disrespected and unappreciated for all that he’s done for the organization (what he thinks not me) then he could take an offer for less money just to make Cashman look bad.

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slider32
4 years 7 months ago

15 mill is only the opening offer for Jeter.

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johnsilver
4 years 7 months ago

Yeah. Any other team that was smart would wake up and realize what a mistake it was and change it to 2/15M

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slider32
4 years 7 months ago

I don’t see Jeter pulling a Damon and signing with another team. The Yanks like to be in the news so this will drag out for a bit, then it will be Lee, then Rivera, and last a releiver. Jeter 4/18- Lee 5/135- Rivera 2/17 Feliciano- 2/ 3mill.

Guest
4 years 7 months ago

You kind of switched up your contracts for total and amount for years… Is Rivera’s 2 for 17 each or 2/17? And I think Lee will get a 6 year contract.

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slider32
4 years 7 months ago

my mistake, Jeter 4/72 Lee 5/115 Rivera 2/34 Feliciano 2/7.

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bluegirl11
4 years 7 months ago

no dodger news ??????