Jon Daniels was adressing the Evil Media on Wednesday at the Ballpark about his busy offseason, and the prospect of doing anything during the upcoming Baseball Winter Meetings next week in Orlando. Daniels said little, and did what all good GM's must do at this time of year - lie through his teeth.
I asked Daniels if the Rangers inquired about the possibility of New York Yankees free agent Robinson Cano, to which it sounds like there was some interest but Daniels said, "Infield is a low priority."
He may be telling the truth on that.
With spring training still months away, I asked Daniels with the 40-man roster does he feel like he has a starting lineup right now. He said yes.
That is a load.
This means they are planning to open with Geovany Soto at catcher. And Mitch Moreland at DH.
Below is what they would likely open the 2014 season on Opening Day.
Leonys Martin C
Elvis Andrus SS
Adrian Beltre 3B
Prince Fielder 1B
Alex Rios RF
Michael Choice LF
Jurickson Profar 2B
Mitch Moreland DH
Geovany Soto C
Yu Darvish P
This team is not done adding players, and specifically starters. Or it better not be.
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