Commentary

Texas Rangers: Take 'Em or Trash 'Em?

Updated: November 2, 2010, 11:09 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

The Rangers completed the best season in franchise history on Monday with a disappointing 3-1 loss in Game 5 to end the World Series.

This young team could stay together and try to win more AL West titles and get back to the World Series again. But Jon Daniels still has questions he must answer as he assembles his team for 2011. We're giving you a chance to answer those questions too.

On a good team like Texas, there are plenty more guys you'd take than trash. But tell us which ones you'd keep for next season and which ones you'd thank and send on their way.

Position Players

Bengie Molina

Position: C
Durrett: Likely going to retire, but great for staff. Take.

Matt Treanor

Position: C
Durrett: Good veteran who showed toughness. Take.

Mitch Moreland

Position: 1B
Durrett: Did we find the future first baseman? Take.

Jorge Cantu

Position: 1B
Durrett: Not good enough at the plate. Trash.

Ian Kinsler

Position: 2B
Durrett: A part of the young core. Take.

Michael Young

Position: 3B
Durrett: Team leader signed up long-term. Take.

Elvis Andrus

Position: SS
Durrett: Be sure ALCS wasn't a tryout for the Yanks. Take.

David Murphy

Position: OF
Durrett: Maybe the most underrated player in majors. Take.

Josh Hamilton

Position: OF
Durrett: Sign him to multi-year deal despite injuries. Take.

Nelson Cruz

Position: OF
Durrett: Powerful bat key in middle of order. Take.

Jeff Francoeur

Position: OF
Durrett: Fits in clubhouse, but not in the OF. Trash.

Julio Borbon

Position: OF
Durrett: Has tools and improving on defense. Take.

Vlad Guerrero

Position: DH
Durrett: Has another good year left in him. Take.

Andres Blanco

Position: Util
Durrett: Incredibly valuable while Kinsler was out. Take.

Cristian Guzman

Position: INF
Durrett: Did you forget he was on the team? Me too. Trash.

Pitchers

Scott Feldman

Position: RHP
Durrett: Not certain sinker ever returns, but any trade value? Trash.

Frank Francisco

Position: RHP
Durrett: Critical piece, but his health worries me. Trash.

Derek Holland

Position: LHP
Durrett: Tough finish, but he's young and skilled. Take.

Alexi Ogando

Position: RHP
Durrett: Can he take Francisco's spot in the 8th? Take.

Darren Oliver

Position: LHP
Durrett: Reliable veteran under contract in 2011. Take.

Cliff Lee

Position: LHP
Durrett: As one fan wrote: He can strikeout Chuck Norris on two pitches. Take.

C.J. Wilson

Position: LHP
Durrett: He's more left-handed than you and will get a raise. Take.

Colby Lewis

Position: RHP
Durrett: Clutch playoff performer was consistent. Take.

Tommy Hunter

Position: RHP
Durrett: Still young and will learn from playoffs. Take.

Michael Kirkman

Position: LHP
Durrett: Starter candidate in the spring. Take.

Darren O'Day

Position: RHP
Durrett: Tired down the stretch, but is deceptive. Take.

Neftali Feliz

Position: RHP
Durrett: The next Mariano Rivera? Take.

Mark Lowe

Position: RHP
Durrett: Could be key late-inning piece. Take.

Dustin Nippert

Position: RHP
Durrett: Can spot start and handle middle relief. Take.

Management

Greenberg-Ryan

Position: Owners
Durrett: Dynamic duo leads team into new era. Take.

Jon Daniels

Position: GM
Durrett: Architect of turnaround and staff must be re-signed. Take.

Ron Washington

Position: Manager
Durrett: Master motivator deserves long-term deal. Take.


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