Texas Rangers: Ramon Hernandez
I like Buck, who made the All-Star team in 2010 and hit .281 with 20 homers and 66 RBIs for the Blue Jays.
But if the price is three years at an average of $6 million, I think I'd keep looking for more options. The Rangers could still consider Victor Martinez, who could even play some DH and first base for the club. But there are other names too. Former Rangers Gerald Laird and Rod Barajas are out there. So is A.J. Pierzynski and Yorvit Torrealba and Ramon Hernandez. No, none of them jump out at you. But there are some options. We'll see what the Rangers do in the catching market (and I still think they should bring Matt Treanor back as a backup).
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Play Podcast Rangers GM Jon Daniels joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to tackle the tough questions after his team failed to advance to the playoffs.
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Play Podcast ESPN Insider and senior MLB analyst Jim Bowden joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to discuss the wild-card race and the Rangers' chances of making the playoffs.
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Play Podcast Elvis Andrus joins Galloway and Company to discuss the Rangers' stretch run and the morale level in their clubhouse.
Play Podcast Nolan Ryan joins Galloway and Company to discuss the latest Rangers news, including the team's struggles, Ron Washington's job security and a rumored trade with the Braves.
Play Podcast Ron Washington joins Ian Fitzsimmons and Tim MacMahon to discuss the Rangers' dismal September, who's to blame for their September struggles and his status as the team's manager.
Play Podcast Fitzsimmons and Durrett discuss how some people are calling for the Rangers to fire manager Ron Washington.