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The Rangers are interested in Vlad

Nov 13, 2009, 8:50 AM EDT

Ken Rosenthal reports that the Texas Rangers are interested in Vlad Guerrero. Makes all kinds of sense. The Rangers obviously want and need a DH, as evidenced by their recent flirtation with the idea of bringing back Milton Bradley.  Also, as Rosenthal notes, Vald has killed the ball in Texas. Of course, a lot of that has to do with the fact that he’s faced some truly awful Ranger pitching there over the years and won’t get to do that if he’s, you know, playing for them, but we’ll let that go for a moment.

But the money. Vlad wouldn’t seem like a total bank-buster — Rosenthal says he’s inspired by Abreu’s two-year, $19 million deal, which may not be unreasonable for Guerrero — but almost any real amount of money is unreasonable for the strapped Rangers these days. They’re on MLB welfare for cryin’ out loud.

  1. Old Gator - Nov 13, 2009 at 10:56 AM

    The “Vlad” that the Rangers really need has been dead for 500 years – or so some of the more credulous amongst us would think. And where they need him is the front office. There’s a certain charm in the idea of Rangers fans entering the stadium between two rows of the team’s former general managers hung from poles through the you-know-what, with the idiot who structured the original deal for A-Rod stuck on the one with the dullest point.

  2. Tony A - Nov 13, 2009 at 1:37 PM

    Funniest comment I have read in quite some time, and containing more than just a tiny bit of truth…

  3. Pokey Okie - Nov 14, 2009 at 1:06 AM

    Quite funny, but dont be too hard on ole Tom, he is a pretty good color man.

  4. shakes - Nov 14, 2009 at 1:43 AM

    yep that WAS funny and sadly too true its tough being a ranger fan but somebody’s gotta do it

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