This is part four 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 free agent relief pitchers and catchers.
Sandy Alomar, Jr.
Top relief pitchers or catchers that the Rangers should go after:
1. Dan Kolb: He is a very good set-up man.
2. Robert Fick: He can fill the empty back-up catcher spot and back-up the infield.
3. Darren Oliver: He is a good long relief pitcher and can fill in at starter every once in a while.
4. Scott Schoenweis: He is a very good relief pitcher.
5. Gregg Zaun: He can fill our back-up catcher role.
6. Octavio Dotel: He has been a great relief pitcher.
7. Tanyon Sturtze: He is a good long relief pitcher and can fill in at starter every once in a while.
8. Antonio Alfonseca: He was good before his injury last year.
9. Alan Embree: He is a good set-up man.
10. Russ Springer: He has done very well with the Astros.
Also, this week, the Rangers named Ron Washington their new manager. I don’t know enough about him to really give a good opinion but I am a little worried that he wants Barry Bonds. He seems to be very popular with his former players so will hopefully be someone that our players will like and play hard for.
Come back next week for part 2 of the John Hart series, where I’m analyzing all of the trades John Hart made.