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Rangers offer Marlon Byrd, Pudge Rodriguez arbitration

The Rangers have offered arbitration to Marlon Byrd and Pudge Rodriguez, which means that they will receive a sandwich pick for either or both guys, if one or both signs with another team.

The deadline for them to accept or decline is Sunday night.  Byrd is going to decline, almost certainly, but I think Pudge is going to end up accepting.  I think there's a realistic possibility he'll make more money through arbitration than he will in the open market, and he's talked about wanting to stay in Texas (although the departure of Rudy Jaramillo did result in him backing off on that).