Rangers’ pursuit of a power bat could lead to Vlad Guerrero

According to a report on the Rangers’ Web site, the team is interested in free-agent outfielder/DH Vladimir Guerrero and is talking to his representatives.

The holdup could be Guerrero’s asking price, as the Rangers don’t have much money to spend. However, given the lack of interest in Guerrero from other teams, the Rangers might have some bargaining power.

The Web site reported Texas also has interest in free agent outfielders Jermaine Dye, Gary Sheffield and Xavier Nady, as well as free agent DH Jim Thome. The Rangers scored 117 fewer runs in 2009 than in 2008 and lost their top RBI man, outfielder Marlon Byrd, to the Cubs in free agency this offseason. Thus, their desire to add a bat.

According to a report on the Rangers’ Web site, the team is interested in free-agent outfielder/DH Vladimir Guerrero and is talking to his representatives.

The holdup could be Guerrero’s asking price, as the Rangers don’t have much money to spend. However, given the lack of interest in Guerrero from other teams, the Rangers might have some bargaining power.

The Web site reported Texas also has interest in free agent outfielders Jermaine Dye, Gary Sheffield and Xavier Nady, as well as free agent DH Jim Thome. The Rangers scored 117 fewer runs in 2009 than in 2008 and lost their top RBI man, outfielder Marlon Byrd, to the Cubs in free agency this offseason. Thus, their desire to add a bat.

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