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Rangers Likely to Lay Low in Winter Meetings

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    Texas Rangers General Manager Jon Daniels.

    The annual MLB Winter Meetings is being held this week in Orlando, and the Texas Rangers are always at the forefront of conversation at this time of year.

    Most of the chips have already fallen prior to this week, leaving the Winter Meetings to be used as discussions for possible trades, Nelson Cruz and Shin-Soo Choo.

    The Rangers are said to be highly interested in Choo, who depending on you talk to might be a better player than Jacoby Ellsbury, who signed last week with the New York Yankees for a seven-year megadeal.

    With that said, Choo's price could end up being higher than Ellsbury's, and the Rangers have never been a team too interested in handing out huge contracts to someone just because they're the biggest name on the market.

    Choo would be a great option for the Rangers to plug into the leadoff spot, which was vacated when they dealt Ian Kinsler to Detroit for slugger Prince Fielder, and the Rangers have said they plan to use Leonys Martin in the leadoff spot.

    Yet, several folks believe the Rangers are one of a few favorites to sign Choo, including Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

    But while speaking to local media last week, Rangers GM Jon Daniels said the club's biggest needs were filled when they traded for Fielder and for left fielder prospect Michael Choice.

    “There are a few things we need to do to round out the team, and then there are some other things that we could look to do,” Daniels said via the Star-Telegram. “The moves we made, we don’t feel pressure that we have to make deals. The deals have to be right for us.”


    Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/12/07/5400120/rangers-may-seek-more-bats-at.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy