Add the Rangers to the list of possible destinations for Barry Zito, if Jon Daniels is interested in bidding. We should know whether he won the Matsuzaka bid soon enough.
Zito is fond of new Rangers skipper Ron Washington, and officially added the club to his list this afternoon. The Rangers are nearly a lock to add a top tier starter this offseason, and Zito is as good of a five or six-year bet as they’ll find.
While I have you, let me recommend Ken Rosenthal’s latest. His most intriguing tidbit to me is the possibility of J.D. Drew opting out of his contract (he’s slated to make $33MM over the next three seasons). I’m pretty confident Drew could beat that, but not by a huge amount.