Rangers to make a bid on Choo?
December, 8, 2013
By AJ Mass | ESPN.com
Even though the Texas Rangers made a huge splash earlier this offseason by trading away Ian Kinsler for Prince Fielder, that doesn't mean the team is done revamping their lineup. As ESPN.com's David Schoenfield writes, "The Rangers were seventh in the AL in runs scored, which playing in their home park means the offense was mediocre at best."
Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram agrees that the Rangers may not be done adding some big bats to their lineup. "The popular thought is that the talented but unproven (Michael Choice) isn't the everyday answer in left field and that the Rangers can find a more consistent hitter than Mitch Moreland to be their primary designated hitter," Wilson writes.
He goes on to suggest that Shin-Soo Choo and his .389 career on-base percentage would add pop to the top of the lineup. Choo is believed to be a better option that Nelson Cruz who is said to be seeking a four-year deal. The Rangers, according to Wilson, do not want to offer him more than two years and perhaps a third-year option.
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"If the Rangers don't want to lose their first-round pick for signing Choo, maybe they dig into the farm system. How about going after Jose Bautista or Matt Kemp/Andre Ethier?"
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