Quiet morning as far as Rangers news goes.
Gerry Fraley writes that the Howie Kendrick extension -- 4 years, $33.5 million -- is going to raise the price for an Ian Kinsler extension. I don't think so, personally...Fraley points out that Kinsler is making $7 million in 2012, and Kendrick (who is a lesser player) will be making $8.375 million per year in his new deal, but I don't think anyone thought that Kinsler was going to sign an extension for $7 million per year, or even $8.375 million per year, going forward.
And there's a report out of Japan saying that the Rangers are expressing interest in Hiroki Kuroda. How that makes sense, given the fact that (assuming Yu Darvish signs) the Rangers have six pitchers for five rotation spots, along with Scott Feldman in the bullpen, isn't clear to me, so I'm not sure there should be a lot of credence given to this report, but its out there.