Daniels On Feliz, Ogando, Young

Rangers GM Jon Daniels told Jim Bowden and Casey Stern that he expects the development of the Rangers’ young starters to have a major say in the organization’s 2011 success. Here are the other highlights from Daniels’ conversation on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM:

  • The Rangers definitely believe Neftali Feliz, the team’s current closer, has the stuff to start in the Major Leagues. Daniels points out that the industry values starters more than relievers, since starters log more innings and can shut down the opposition for an entire game. The Rangers remain open to inserting Feliz into the rotation in 2012.
  • Alexi Ogando “really wanted” to start and the Rangers are happy to have a free look at him in the rotation while other, more experienced starters like Tommy Hunter, Scott Feldman and Brandon Webb recover from injuries.
  • The Rangers aren't discussing Michael Young trades and don't have any plans to reignite talks. “It’s really not even a topic of conversation as far as we’re concerned right now,” Daniels said. “We have no conversations going about trading any of our players right now, Michael included, and I don't see any coming up.”

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5 Comments on "Daniels On Feliz, Ogando, Young"

4 years 4 months ago

I’ve got to believe that Michael Young will go somewhere soon. It’s in the best interest of the Rangers to move a good player and get themselves a piece that fits better.

That being said, they will have to eat a ton of dollars as Young is not worth $48MM over the next 3 seasons.

4 years 4 months ago

That is exactly why he isn’t going to be traded.

4 years 4 months ago

Jon Daniels: ““We have no conversations going about trading any of our players right now, Michael included, and I don’t see any coming up.”

Tomorrow’s headline: “Rockies Discussing Michael Young Trade with Rangers”

4 years 4 months ago

If it involved Jhoulys Chacin and a guy like Fowler coming back, I’d have a heart attack and go to heaven lol

Beau Buchholz
4 years 4 months ago

That joke would have been really funny 13 months ago!!!