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Running down the bullpen candidates

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All of the sudden, there appears to be a glut of pitchers that are candidates for the Ranger bullpen next season, particularly with Jon Daniels saying that Rick Bauer and Joaquin Benoit will be offered arbitration.

We have:

Akinori Otsuka
Wes Littleton
C.J. Wilson
Ron Mahay
Josh Rupe
Kam Loe
Frankie Francisco
Scott Feldman
Rick Bauer
Joaquin Benoit
Nick Masset
John Rheinecker
John Koronka
Mike Wood
Francisco Cruceta

That's 15 guys for 7 slots, even though a couple of those guys (Rupe and Wilson, in particular) will probably be looked at as candidates for the 5th starter spot.

And that's why I think that we may see the Rangers do something like a Benoit-for-Jeremy Reed deal, or something similar...