Well, the Rangers have made their big aggressive and creative move with the bullpen, using their financial flexibility to give John Wasdin a major league deal worth $600,000.
I just don't see what the point of this is. It means that he's locked into a spot in the major league bullpen, even though he's never really been much of a pitcher, and even though you've got several guys who would be able to fill that long man role. Why you'd give a major league contract to Wasdin, rather than an NRI, is beyond me.
And to the inevitable response of, well, what if some other team gives him a major league deal...so what? Who cares? There are a couple of dozen John Wasdins out there every offseason. They aren't worth guaranteed deals and a spot on the 40 and 25 man roster.