Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said he isn't the type of guy who responds to rumors floating around about his team. But on making the rounds Monday at the Winter Meetings caused a minor change in character.
There is no truth to the rumor that the Rangers are talking with the Cardinals about a swap of third basemen, Daniels said. Scott Rolen won't be playing in Arlington in 2008, and Hank Blalock will as things stand today.
Daniels did say that the Rangers will listen to other clubs' interest about any player. But he said Blalock is the Rangers' biggest bat on the 40-man roster, and a team starving for offense would be unwise to deal that away.