Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Kinisler for Fielder, Rangers and Tigers

We don't analyze salary implications. We don't delve into metrics. We opine on what we see. And how that might affect our Texas Rangers. And we don't really care how that affects the other team involved.

Ian Kinsler for Prince Fielder.

That is the crux of it.

The Rangers needed more power at first base. Fielder provides that.

The Rangers needed a spot for Jurickson Profar. Moving Kinsler provides that.

Are we happy about losing Kinsler? Of course not. Ian is one of our favorite players.

Are we excited about what Fielder may bring to our Rangers? Of course we are. Apologies to Mitch Moreland, but seeing Fielder hammering the Home Run Porch in Arlington has us salivating.

Losing two really good guys (David Murphy to Cleveland via free agency and Kinsler) is hard to swallow, but this is all about making the team better. Hopefully, this is just the start.

The Rangers still need to upgrade the outfield and get more productive at catcher.

We like this move, but it can't be all. There is more work to be done.

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