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Vlad would take less to stay in Texas

Posted on: December 3, 2010 9:21 pm
 
Vladimir Guerrero
Sources tell T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com that free-agent designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero wants a three-year deal, but he'd be willing to settle for a two-year contract to return to the Rangers.

Guerrero had an All-Star season in Texas, batting .300 with 115 RBI and 29 homers after signing a one-year deal with a base salary of $5.5 million. The Rangers would like to do another one-year deal, but Guerrero figures his big season for the American League champions should buy him a multi-year deal. A two-year agreement could be the perfect compromise.

"We're still talking," general manager Jon Daniels said. "One of our primary needs is a designated hitter, and Vlad is certainly on that list."

-- David Andriesen

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Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: December 4, 2010 8:16 pm
 

Vlad would take less to stay in Texas

He was a great player in the regular season and the Rangers should resign him. Just so long as they do not play him in the playoffs. He can't field and he loves to watch a pitcher throw strike three past him. I don't condemn him for striking out alot because home run hitters either hit home runs or strike out. But did he have to look so helpless taking a called strike three against the Giants to close out the World Series. As an Oakland fan I really dislike the arrogant Giants. They have new ballpark but they won't let Oakland have one too. A few years back when Oakland was having more success with a lower payroll than the Giants Giants fans were somehow more arrogant than ever. I was rooting for a fellow AL West team to win the World Series. Hmm, maybe Oakland should consider signing Vlad. Oakland does need a DH.



Since: Jun 18, 2008
Posted on: December 4, 2010 5:58 pm
 

Vlad would take less to stay in Texas

I'd like to see Vlad come back for two more years. He's still got enough in the tank to help us a couple more years. Yes, he kinda ran out of gas at the end of the season, but he also put up some really good numbers.



Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: December 4, 2010 5:18 pm
 

Vlad would take less to stay in Texas

I love Vlad in Texas and I would prefer him to stay in Texas for 2 more years.  Paul Konerko is a possibility and he can play first as well.  Joger Cantu was a can not for the Rangers last year so some help at first would be nice too. 



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: December 4, 2010 12:18 am
 

Vlad would take less to stay in Texas

Vladimir "I did nothing but hurt the Rangers in the WS" Guerrero? Please, We can do better.

But can you do better than Vladmir "The Rangers probably don't make the WS without me" Guerrero?  What free agent DH would you get who would outproduce him?



Since: Dec 24, 2009
Posted on: December 3, 2010 10:56 pm
 

Vlad would take less to stay in Texas

I put a lot of the responsibility on Wash for playing him in RF at SF when he had good hitters and fielders available. That said, I think Vlad wore down as the season wore on, and it looks to me like he may not be a good option for next year. Certainly not for two years... maybe one, but I think the Rangers should look for a player that can plug into a position other than just DH. I love what he did for the Rangers last year, plus he was a great teammate, by all accounts. But it looks like a good time to cut ties.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: December 3, 2010 10:43 pm
 

Vlad would take less to stay in Texas

Vladimir "I did nothing but hurt the Rangers in the WS" Guerrero? Please, We can do better.


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