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Postby Red Stripe » Sat Dec 10, 2005 12:55 am

According to rotoworld

The Rangers are considering signing free agent Sidney Ponson.
Texas hardly seems like the right place for Ponson to turn his career around, but if Kenny Rogers is getting $8 million per season, taking a chance on Ponson doesn't seem like a bad idea. Dec. 9 - 3:21 pm et
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram


O yes, simply considering him to join your team is a BAD idea. What are they thinking?
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Postby RocketsDWM » Sat Dec 10, 2005 1:00 am

He might not be that bad if you had him as your fifth starter - long relief role. It all depends on the money.
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Postby Red Stripe » Sat Dec 10, 2005 1:04 am

RocketsDWM wrote:He might not be that bad if you had him as your fifth starter - long relief role. It all depends on the money.


Long relief might work out for him. He has proved he cannot start worth a damn anymore these last couple years. If they can get him amazingly cheap then it might be ok but considering that almost every pitcher that has been signed this year has been signed for more than he is worth, I wouldn't count on the Rangers getting Ponson cheap.
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Postby Havok1517 » Sat Dec 10, 2005 1:07 am

Yeah, could be a bargin for them. I like the deal if the contract is incentive laden with a conduct clause within it.
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Postby OhMrScottyTrav06 » Sat Dec 10, 2005 1:13 am

Well when you turn Alex Rodriguez into Brad Wilkerson and Termel Sledge... are you really going to expect much them to make smart moves?
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Postby Havok1517 » Sat Dec 10, 2005 1:18 am

Well, I think that was more of a financial move.
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Postby slomo007 » Sat Dec 10, 2005 2:03 am

OhMrScottyTrav06 wrote:Well when you turn Alex Rodriguez into Brad Wilkerson and Termel Sledge... are you really going to expect much them to make smart moves?


The signing of A-Rod was the only mistake the Rangers made. Trading him for what turned out to be Wilkerson and Sledge is a positive, IMO. Not all trade value can be witnessed ON the field.
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Postby Phatferd » Sat Dec 10, 2005 2:06 am

They are stupid for the single fact that they had Soriano and traded him for an OF bat.

Yes, they may trade an OF to get pitching, but you could get a hell of a lot better pitcher for Soriano than Wilkerson or Mench.

I'm sure the Dodgers would have given you Edwin Jackson (who I think sucks, but its worth a shot over another OF if you ask me).
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Postby slomo007 » Sat Dec 10, 2005 2:29 am

Wilkerson is an extremely talented player, very underrated by fantasy owners, but great in real life. He has great plate patience, can steal, hit for some power (much more in Arlington) and is flexible on defense.

I would have traded Soriano for him alone. The Rangers have plenty of free-swinging sluggers, most notably Blalock, Nix, and even Teix to a point.....but what they really need is someone with some patience to get on base consistently. He fits this need.

I would now like to see Nix, Mench, or Delucci traded for some pitching (not named Benson) and that Soriano trade could turn out to be a VERY good deal for the Rangers.
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Postby Phatferd » Sat Dec 10, 2005 2:32 am

slomo007 wrote:Wilkerson is an extremely talented player, very underrated by fantasy owners, but great in real life. He has great plate patience, can steal, hit for some power (much more in Arlington) and is flexible on defense.

I would have traded Soriano for him alone. The Rangers have plenty of free-swinging sluggers, most notably Blalock, Nix, and even Teix to a point.....but what they really need is someone with some patience to get on base consistently. He fits this need.

I would now like to see Nix, Mench, or Delucci traded for some pitching (not named Benson) and that Soriano trade could turn out to be a VERY good deal for the Rangers.


They don't need a hitter, they need an arm. It's that simple. Even if they improved their offense (debateable), they still have the same issue that they always have. NO PITCHING. If they let Soriano go for a bag of peanuts and put Mark DeRosa at 2B they would still be a good offensive team.

They need a pitcher and their most valuable trade bait was used to add a bat?
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