Rangers Notes: Outfielders, Greinke, Broxton

The Rangers look primed to make at least a couple of trade deadline upgrades to their roster as they pursue that elusive World Series title.  We heard earlier today that Texas was looking at such top-tier outfielders as Carlos Gonzalez, Dexter Fowler, Shin-Soo Choo and Justin Upton, though none of those players look to be available right now.  Here's some more about other Ranger trade targets…

  • "We need a good pitcher. We can use a good pitcher. If it happens to be a No. 1 that Jon Daniels gets, if he gets it, fine. We need a good pitcher," Rangers manager Ron Washington told reporters (including ESPN Dallas' Richard Durrett).
  • The Rangers seem to prefer Zack Greinke to James Shields and Josh Johnson, Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com tweets.  Knobler also notes the possibility that if Texas misses out on trading for a starter, they could instead trade for a reliever and more Alexi Ogando back to the rotation.
  • If the Rangers do acquire Greinke from the Brewers, MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan speculates that Texas would want a second player back in the deal, "to at least have something to show for it beyond 2012" if Greinke leaves via free agency.  Such a second player could be a prospect or bench depth, Sullivan guesses.
  • The Rangers could be interested in Jonathan Broxton as the club looks for relief help, tweets ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.  The Mets and Giants are among the other teams recently linked to Broxton.

16 Responses to Rangers Notes: Outfielders, Greinke, Broxton Leave a Reply

  1. Jeff 3 years ago

    Please send them Rickie Weeks.

    • txftw 3 years ago

      Can he play first?

      • if Texas needs a first basemen then they should inquire on Hart in addition to Greinke. In return the Brewers would get Profar and another quality pitcher or two

        • txftw 3 years ago

          Including Corey Hart to get Profar, that’s cute

          • Cute? A Cy young award winner/All-Star and Another guy who’s been an All-Star in the prime of his career for an unproven prospect…. Wouldn’t call throwing Hart in with Greinke cute, I’d call it fair.

          • DenverPoke 3 years ago

            I’m guessing logic isn’t one of your strong suits. J/K

        • elijah82 3 years ago

          It’s going to take more than Corey Hart to acquire the best positional prospect in baseball.

    • John Laux 3 years ago

      ill give you Weeks don’t even need to give me anything more than a bag of baseballs

  2. thekoshow 3 years ago

    Honestly, as a Rockies fan, I would listen on Carlos Gonzalez. I won’t be disappointed if he’s not traded, but if the Rangers were to offer Profar, Olt, and more, then I would jump on it. The Rockies aren’t going anywhere soon let’s face it. I would rather have them blow it up and build around Tulo for the future.

    • NYPOTENCE 3 years ago

      Smart guy.

    • DenverPoke 3 years ago

      Exactly…but only on the condition that O’Dowd isn’t here for the rebuilding project.

      • What, you don’t want another offseason centered around acquiring 8 quadruple-A pitchers?

        Agreed, O’Dowd has to go.

        • DenverPoke 3 years ago

          Since I’m 99% sure O’Dowd will be back next year, I’m eagerly awaiting the 12 man, 1 inning max AAAA rotation he believes is the only way to succeed at altitude.

    • Olt AND Profar wouldn’t happen . Profar is basically untouchable from what I hear.

  3. California_RedBirds 3 years ago

    Do the Rangers really need to go out and make a trade for Grienke, Shields or Johnson? While I can totally see it happening, it really isn’t that necessary. Their offense is so explosive up and down the lineup that I think they can afford to let Ogando pitch and even if he does give up 3-4 runs in a start, we know they are going to give him the run support. Texas will be just fine.

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