6:21pm: Rangers GM Jon Daniels acknowledges that the team has received interest in pen arms and would consider dealing one if it could make upgrades elsewhere on the major league roster, Grant tweets.
3:38pm: The Rangers have been discussing closer Shawn Tolleson in trades with other clubs, reports Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. While Grant gives no indication that the team is shopping Tolleson, he does point out that the Rangers have a fairly deep bullpen featuring solid arms such as Keone Kela, Jake Diekman, Sam Dyson and Tom Wilhelmsen, so the team could potentially afford to part ways with a reliever. Texas’ offseason priorities include another rotation arm and a power-hitting right-handed bat, Grant adds.
Tolleson’s name is a new entry to the possible market for clubs looking for late-inning relief help. The 27-year-old has quietly emerged as an upper-echelon relief arm over the past two seasons, totaling 144 innings of 2.88 ERA ball for the Rangers. Tolleson has averaged 9.1 K/9 and 2.8 BB/9 to go along with a ground-ball rate of about 41 percent in his past two seasons. He also served as the Rangers’ primary closer in 2015, converting 35 of the 37 opportunities with which he was presented.
Tolleson is arbitration eligible for the first time this winter and projects to earn $2.6MM, per MLBTR contributor Matt Swartz. He can be controlled through the 2018 season via the arbitration process before hitting the open market. The Astros, Nationals, Blue Jays and Dodgers have all been recently connected to bullpen upgrades in some capacity.
Mariners will prolly send them martin and Miley for him
Was it the Mariners?
Dodgers can never have too many closers
Moreland and Tolleson for Melancon, Morse, and Stewart
That trade doesn’t make much sense for either club.
Yes they can TJECK, Perez-Wilson-League didnt work out that well
It was sarcasm
Wonder what the Rangers can get for him considering what the Mariners got for Carson.
Man will Dipoto look dumb if he does get dealt and the Rangers can get better return for him.
This is a tough to guess on, I don’t think tolleson and Moreland will be in the same trade, If Moreland goes to Pittsburgh idk who they could get back I don’t think morse makes sense so I say Elias Diaz and arquimedes caminero, as for tolleson I could see a trade with the Yankees Tolleson and Profar for Pazos, Refsnyser, and Heathcott but that’s a stretch I think Texas should keep tolleson
Maybe even tolleson for smyly straight up from Tampa bay I know Texas wants smyly
Profar and Tolleson for Strasburg and a prospect
That’s not gonna happen ever Washington will want more than that and won’t give up a prospect with him for those two guys especially someone as injury ridden as Profar
Hey now Strasburg didn’t have the healthiest 2015 either.and had Tj in 2010.His contract is up in 17.I feel Strasburg has been quite overated at times imo
That is true but he’s more proven then Profar and just think about it, it’s strasburg and the Nationals won’t give up Strasburg for cheap because of the upside he has when he is healthy
The Cards would be happy to take Diekman off the Rangers’ hands.
I guess they would…but it ain’t gonna happen!!
I’d like to see the Mets make a move for Tolleson with a need for a set up man. Kevin Plawecki would be of value to Texas at catcher. Tolleson for Plawecki anyone?
I think the mets might have to add another small piece to that, idk much about plawecki though
I think the mets would have to add another player for that, idk much about plawecki but that could work