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Rangers interested in Helms

Posted on: July 20, 2010 10:24 pm
 
Wes Helms The Rangers are unable to take on salary, but that's not stopping them in their yearlong hunt to find a right-handed first baseman.

"For quite some time, we have been looking for a right-handed complement," assistant general manager Thad Levine told MLB.com. "That hasn't changed as a piece we'd like to add."

The Rangers thought they had that man in Mike Lowell in the offseason before the trade had to be scrapped. They've also been linked to Ty Wigginton and Jorge Cantu. A new name can be added to the list: Wes Helms.

The Marlins' backup infielder has also drawn interest from the Yankees.

The Rangers were able to acquire Bengie Molina and Cliff Lee by having the original teams toss in salary to cover, but the club had to surrender two of its better prospects in order to make it happen.

Will they be willing to empty their farm system yet again for a top-flight player? That will be necessary for someone like Cantu -- and even Lowell and Helms won't come cheap. The Rangers may have to get creative to find a solution to platoon with Chris Davis.

-- Evan Brunell

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Rangers interested in Helms

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Since: Sep 29, 2006
Posted on: July 21, 2010 12:11 pm
 

Rangers interested in Helms

I jusy cannot figure out Chris Davis. Throw him to AAA and he can't miss. Promote him to the big show, he can't hit his way out of a wet paper bag. This game has gone on for so long, I'd say it was tyme to seek out a proven first baseman for the Texas Rangers. I like Ty Wiggington and Jorge Cantu but Lowell is just one sunflower seed removed from finished and Helms is and will never been anything but a weak replacement.



Since: Jul 7, 2007
Posted on: July 21, 2010 10:56 am
 

Rangers interested in Helms

Right handed?  They need a left-handed 1st baseman too!  Davis is batting 167 for crying out loud!  And in that ballpark, with a lineup FULL of righties......a decent lefty is a MUST for the Rangers.  Berkman?


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