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Who Should the Rangers Keep?

Just a question for discussion.   Out of all the following acquired prior to the deadline, who should the Rangers keep? How about those acquired prior to the season?

Cliff Lee is a gimme, if he'll sign.   But what about Jorge Cantu? Will he come back as a back up to Moreland? Or will Chris Davis do the job? 

Guzman will be gone.  He shouldn't have been here in the first place.  But do they have a suitable back up for Ian Kinsler?  Arias blew it trying to force the out at second last night instead of going to first.  Blanco is a good utility but not for an extended period of time. 

Rich Harden better be gone.  Can Feldman rebound?  Both were shopped around near the deadline.  Vladimir Guerrero is also a gimme. They do have an option so that probably will be exercised.

What about the costs?  How much will it cost to keep Lee and still extend Josh Hamilton?  Most agree around $20 mil for Lee.  I'm thinking around $10 mil for Josh. Come arbitration time, Josh might command Ryan Howard money ($13 mil when he went through arbitration with the Phils)  Lee and Hamilton alone can jump payroll by nearly $30 mil.

What do you guys think?

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