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Saturday morning Rangers news and links

Rick Yeatts

Happy Saturday, everybody.

T.R. Sullivan writes that, while the Rangers have added a middle-of-the-order hitter in Prince Fielder, the team is still looking for another impact bat, and mentions Brian McCann has a possible part-time DH and backup catcher.  As I've mentioned before, I'm not sure why you'd sign McCann, a good defensive catcher, and try to turn him into Mike Napoli, but that's me...

Drew Davison has a story in the S-T looking at what additional moves the Rangers will be looking to make the rest of the winter.

Richard Durrett has a blog post examining the possibility of the Rangers acquiring Giancarlo Stanton, although with Ian Kinsler having been traded, it would seem to mean that Jurickson Profar would be much harder to part with, and it is going to be hard to land Stanton without parting with Profar.

Gil Lebreton has a column on Ian Kinsler, who he says was as polarizing a figure among Ranger fans as anyone who has played for the Rangers.

Mike Bauman has a column about Fielder, saying that Fielder should be a good fit in Texas, and starting anew after two years in Detroit is what Fielder needs.

Mitch Albom writes, in the Detroit Free-Press, that Prince Fielder's relaxed attitude rubbed Tigers' management the wrong way, and he was dealt as much for chemistry reasons as anything else.

Former g.m. John Hart is no longer part of the Rangers front office, having been hired away from the team by the Atlanta Braves as a senior advisor.

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