The Rangers have already acquired one of the most highly-coveted trade chips in baseball, but they may not have finished their summer shopping yet. Ed Price of AOL FanHouse reports that they would like to add a left-handed reliever and a right-handed bat.
Few effective left-handers appear to be available, but GM Jon Daniels could inquire on Scott Downs, Will Ohman or Bruce Chen. Downs is drawing interest from the Yankees and Red Sox, but Ohman, who makes $560K between now and the end of the season, could be a fit for Texas.
The Rangers have interest in Jorge Cantu, according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald. That report, plus the team’s continued interest in Mike Lowell, suggests the Rangers would like to add a veteran who can play each corner infield position, perhaps as insurance in case Chris Davis falters.
Cubs will give you Gabrow and Nady for any prospect in the goldmine that is called Texas Farm
At this point, the Sox will probably give them Lowell, just to get back under the luxury tax.
Red Sox would have to absorb almost if not all of Lowell salary so they would still be over the luxury tax.
If the Rangers think the Sox are going to pay Mike Lowell to play for a potential playoff opponent and get nothing in return, they’re daft.
The Rangers have no $$$… just do like the M’s did with Lee, pay the salary and go shopping in the Rangers farm system.
Ha! Fair enough.
Downs is too expensive, Chen isn’t an improvement over Harrison, but Ohman….I like that slider.
I agree, Ohman sounds like the best fit, financially.