What is Plan B if Rangers lose Lee?
|Rangers general manager Jon Daniels joins Ben and Skin as the Winter Meetings wrap up to discuss the Cliff Lee chase, Michael Young's status and other potential pickups.
It's going to take strong prospect packages to get either player, but the price for Garza isn't what it would be for Greinke. That probably means losing Tanner Scheppers or Martin Perez. It might mean having to decide whether to part with Jurickson Profar (though I bet they could do a deal with Tampa and not trade him).
BTW, Evan Grant came up with his own proposal to Garza earlier today.
The bottom line: The Rangers still have the prospects to get a big-time pitcher. That may have to be their currency (not unlike last year's trade deadline deal for Lee) if they don't land the big fish in the free agent pond. Signing Lee could allow them to protect most of the farm system, but you acquire assets to use them in a variety of ways. They either play for you at the major league level or they help you obtain players who could be pieces of a championship team.
Because of those prospects, the Rangers have options should Lee go to the Yankees (or elsewhere).
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