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Rangers interested in Cody Ross, Michael Bourn

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08:44 AM ET 12.22 | The Rangers, still looking to upgrade their offense after agreeing to terms with veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski, are staying in touch with free-agent outfielder Cody Ross after having a meeting with him. But Texas is also starting to look into free-agent outfielder Michael Bourn. The Rangers appear to be looking into several ways to improve their offense and pitching staff after losing superstar Josh Hamilton to the rival Angels and failing to land a trio of big pieces -- Zack Greinke, Justin Upton and James Shields. The deal with Pierzynski, for $7.5 million for 2013, may just be the start.

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December 22, 2012  10:25 AM ET

they all suck

December 22, 2012  10:52 AM ET

Ike Davis Baby, he's available!!!

December 22, 2012  11:20 AM ET
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Not sure that either of these guys is the answer. Bourn helps the pitching staff with his defense, but I don't have much confidence in his hitting. Ross? Average.Texas will be okay, but they have been passive this offseason.

rangers are swinging and missing like crazy,,, should texas sign anything that still at the free market??? or change their approach towards making business??let said trade prospects for top quality pitcher??

December 22, 2012  11:21 AM ET

perhaps the rangers are better of been a prospects collector what say you rangers??

December 22, 2012  11:25 AM ET
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Texas looks like they're standing pat until the right deal comes along. They still have Andrus, Olt, Profar, all its pitching, and, most importantly, they haven't tied up a lot of long-term money in a crackhead OF with health problems or a head-case pitcher that is just above average.Olt and Andrus for Felix Hernandez? Not likely, but a big deal such as that to acquire a top-line pitcher? Who knows, but they're not done.

well that's the problem,,the rangers do not want to trade any prospects, the d'backs ask for profar and Olt, for justin upton, yeah the rangers refuse to accepted any type of that kind of deal, shields availability in the trade market yeah the rangers refuse to trade prospects as well,,,

December 22, 2012  11:31 AM ET

Olt/andrus/holland/profar/morrison/ogando/ all this players for felix hernandez?? now this should be a top trade of the year!!!!

December 22, 2012  11:33 AM ET
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Not sure that either of these guys is the answer. Bourn helps the pitching staff with his defense, but I don't have much confidence in his hitting. Ross? Average.Texas will be okay, but they have been passive this offseason.

the rangers don't have any other options at all, either take bourn and cody ross, or trade prospects as a last resort!!!

December 22, 2012  11:55 AM ET

the rangers have been doing good business untill this year, but this winter they fall a sleep,,,

December 22, 2012  12:15 PM ET

Just imagine what the Rangers would do if they had a capable manager.

December 22, 2012  12:48 PM ET
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Just imagine what the Rangers would do if they had a capable manager.

You mean one who would put a defensive replacement in right field in the late innings of a clinching game?

December 22, 2012  01:15 PM ET

D-Backs supposedly signed Cody 2day. If he's restricted, Sox get 1st shot back at him.

December 22, 2012  01:17 PM ET

D-Backs supposedly signed Cody 2day. If he's restricted, Sox get 1st shot back at him.

December 22, 2012  02:01 PM ET

Rangers don't need either of these guys ... what they need is PITCHING ... but there just taint none available ... and no GreenKey wasn't it ...

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December 22, 2012  02:09 PM ET
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Rangers don't need either of these guys ... what they need is PITCHING ... but there just taint none available ... and no GreenKey wasn't it ...

there is always another area where the rangers could use a major league players to get quality pitcher in their rotation,,felix hernandez?? AJ BURNETT??

December 22, 2012  02:09 PM ET
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...the D Backs are preparing to move Upton or Kubel.

Bingo

 
December 22, 2012  02:11 PM ET
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...the D Backs are preparing to move Upton or Kubel.

if the rangers are willing to part with either Olt and profar/or andrus and OLT the d'backs are all ears,,,

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