About a week ago I e-mailed Jamey and ask him who he would target in trades this year. Last year he picked Heath Bell and Zach Greinke. How have they been this year? So if Jamey targets Matt Cain, Chris Volstad, Josh Johnson or Peavy then I'm am listening.
Here is the bigger question to me. When do the Rangers make a trade? I think there is no doubt the Rangers will look much different on Opening Day 2010 than they currently do, because of trades. However, when should JD pull the trigger?
Before July 1? I love the move the Brewers made last year and traded well before the deadline for C.C. Why not target someone (Heath Bell) and have him making an impact before July 31. Not as many players may be on the market, but surely someone who could help will be.
Trade Deadline July 31? More people available. By now you have a good idea if your a contender. Maybe the price for a player will come down near the deadline.
Off-season: Now I think the Rangers are contenders in 2009. However someone like Francisco Liriano could be had in the off season, but not at the deadline with the Twins in the hunt in the Central division.
Personally, I take my assets and add a small piece or two this year. Bullpen help would be my target. Then I take my big pieces and go after a young stud pitcher. Liriano, Cain or whoever. We have enough pieces to get anyone we want.
Which of the three options do you think is the Rangers best course of action......discuss.