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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

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On the Opening Day Lineup: My guess at an opening day roster for 2006, assuming that Boston starts right-hander Josh Beckett in that opener: 1. David Dellucci DH 2. Michael Young SS 3. Mark Teixeira 1B 4. Hank Blalock 3B 5. Kevin Mench LF 6. Brad Wilkerson RF 7. Rod Barajas C 8. Laynce Nix CF 9. Ian Kinsler 2B Realize there aren’t a lot of changes, but that’s a guess on Dec. 19 when the roster is still very much in the formation stages. But, where Kinsler is concerned, I expect he’s the starter in 2006.

Evan also claims that the Rangers are asking the Blue Jays for Lilly instead of Batista in return for Mench.

Jeff K. Posted: December 20, 2005 at 05:43 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Daryn Posted: December 20, 2005 at 07:18 PM (#1786668)
Adrian Gonzalez won't play everyday?
   2. Dan Szymborski Posted: December 20, 2005 at 07:27 PM (#1786694)
I'd like to see Wilkerson higher in the order.
   3. Jeff K. Posted: December 20, 2005 at 08:03 PM (#1786760)
Adrian Gonzalez won't play everyday?

Nope. If Mench or Wilkerson leave via trade, you still have Dellucci for the outfield (though there are concerns about Dellucci's ability to play the outfield every day), Tex will obviously get the lion's share of starts at first, and with Nevin in the mix at DH and Botts/Matthews in the mix in the outfield, Gonzalez gets squeezed.

Best case scenario, I suppose, for Gonzalez is that Mench leaves, Nix doesn't start well, Botts doesn't show anything in spring training, and the Rangers look to put Wilkerson in center.
   4. 1k5v3L Posted: December 20, 2005 at 08:14 PM (#1786796)
this is the texas rangers thread de jour, right?

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/5184050

Report: Rangers add Eaton to rotation

FOXSports.com
Posted: 5 minutes ago

The Padres spent big to keep free agents Brian Giles and Trevor Hoffman. And now they're paying the price.

The Dallas Morning News is reporting that San Diego has dealt pitchers Adam Eaton and Akinori Otsuka and a minor-league prospect to the Texas Rangers in return for Chris Young, Adrian Gonzalez and Terrmel Sledge.

The move is likely a cost-cutting one; Eaton is scheduled to become a free agent after the 2006 season and would likely have come with a hefty price tag.

Eaton went 11-5 with the Padres last year, but threw only 128 2/3 innings due to a middle finger strain.


Who is Chris Young? I don't recall AZ trading him to Texas... :)
   5. BDC Posted: December 20, 2005 at 08:22 PM (#1786822)
San Diego has dealt pitchers Adam Eaton and Akinori Otsuka and a minor-league prospect to the Texas Rangers in return for Chris Young, Adrian Gonzalez and Terrmel Sledge

That makes close to no sense at all, so I assume the Rangers did it.
   6. Jeff K. Posted: December 20, 2005 at 08:22 PM (#1786825)
Gonzalez may play in San Diego (thread coming).
   7. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: December 20, 2005 at 08:25 PM (#1786832)
I guess Mench isn't leaving.

Wasn't Young supposed to be the only pitcher guaranteed a spot in the Rangers' rotation?
   8. Daryn Posted: December 20, 2005 at 08:40 PM (#1786870)
Stupid trade -- Young is better than Eaton and Gonzalez is more valuable than Otsuka.

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