This is part one of a series where I will examine the free agents and name the top players the Rangers should go after. This week, I will examine the few agent starting pitchers.
Grade A starting pitchers:
Grade B starting pitchers:
Grade C starting pitchers:
Tony Armas Jr.
Orlando Hernandez (El Duque)
Jamey WrightJason Marquis
Grade D starting pitchers:
Chan Ho Park
Grade F starting pitchers:
Top 10 starting pitchers that the Rangers should go after:
Jason Schmidt: Jason is a former Spring Training teammate of Kevin Millwood and that might help bring him here.
Andy Pettitte: Andy can still pitch well.
Vicente Padilla: Players always have a good chance of staying with the same team.
Jamie Moyer: He’s a veteran, but he can still pitch well.
Jeff Suppan: He pitches well in clutch situations.
Ted Lilly: He is a lefty that can pitch well.
Gil Meche: He’s an underachieving pitcher that could reach his potential soon.
Jaret Wright: He’ll go to the highest bidder.
Tony Armas Jr.: Not very many teams will want him because he had a bad ERA last year. But I think it was just an off year for him.
Steve Trachsel: His ERA is usually in the mid-4.00’s.
Come back next week for either an interview with Rangers reliever Scott Feldman or part 2 of this series.