New York Yankees' Curtis Granderson walks off the field after striking out swinging in the eighth inning of Game 2.
Target: Curtis Granderson, OF
2013 stats: In only 61 games with the Yankees, .229 batting average, .317 on-base percentage, 13 doubles, 2 triples, 7 home runs, 15 RBIs
Granderson isn't being talked about much in the Texas Rangers' camp, but he's still out there and available after an injury-plagued season. He slots in behind Jacoby Ellsbury, who agreed to a mega-deal with the New York Yankees on Tuesday, and Shin-Soo Choo, who is thought to have been the Rangers' top target all along but could actually command more than Ellsbury.
Granderson was quiet in 2013, but in the two seasons prior to that he exploded on to the scene as one ot the league's top power hitters despite his lack of a hulking frame. He combined to hit 84 home runs and drive in 225 runs in the 2011 and 2012 seasons. He's a center fielder by trade, but could easily move over to left field and be effective.
If the Rangers don't land Choo, you'd be inclined to believe they would go with a cheaper option, and possibly even a platoon featuring the newly acquired Michael Choice. But there are other options out there, and some high-profile ones, at that.