DSheppard wrote:gagne-otsuka-littleton is a dominant 7-8-9 if gagne is 75% of his good years.
people need to be aware of littleton.. 4 extra base hits against him in 37 innings pitched last year.. 1.67 era. crazy delivery with better stuff then those kind of guys ever have.
and then frankie francisco (who is getting his velocity back now), CJ wilson, Nick Masset.... the rangers could have a great bullpen.
or if the right offer comes by for aki, you can take that and reinforce a weakness. if they cant get zito they will probably try to package someone with aki for a legit starter.
I agree with you about Littleton, but are you saying you think he'll start the year at closer?
I haven't heard anything about that, everything I have read has it as Otsuka's job. I know he could be traded, but even then I think Gagne would be the runner-up, depending on how he performs in spring training.