Saturday, February 2, 2008
The Rangers continue to do work to improve their 2008 squad and are starting with trying to sign Ian Kinsler long term. Although no numbers have officially been exchanged, Kinsler hopes something can get done before it becomes a distraction. I think the Rangers would be smart to give him a long term deal, but it should not be some mega deal. A deal similar to Brian McCann's might be good. Also, the Rangers are considering bringing back Kevin Mench to compete for one of the final bench spots. Mench had a lot of success at Rangers Ballpark, and it could turn out to be a good signing. They also plan to bring in Sidney Ponson on a minor league invitation, but I do not see him making the team. Their additions will probably not win them the division, but could help the team nonetheless.