Monday, June 6, 2011

Texas Rangers Notes: Chris Davis, Julio Borbon, Todd Coffey, Padres, Nationals

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With the trade deadline just under two months away, the trade talks and rumors will begin to get hot and heavy through just about every online baseball site there is.

For the Texas Rangers, they are in need of bullpen help and Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports covers just that topic today in his column.

Julio Borbon Chris Davis  #19 of the Texas Rangers is congratulated by teammate Julio Borbon  #29 after hitting a homerun against the New York Yankees during the MLB game on August 27, 2009 at Yankees Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.
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For those of you who have checked in on my blog for my thoughts on the Rangers and who they should use as trade bait, you know one name I've thrown out is reserve first baseman Chris Davis. As of right now he is expendable and one place I've mentioned as a possible landing spot is with the offensively starved, San Diego Padres.

It's well known that the Padres will be willing to listen to trade offers for a few of their relievers including closer Heath Bell and set up man Mike Adams. If Texas can shore up their bullpen at or before the deadline, they will be a tough team to beat in the American League.

Another candidate that Rosenthal talks about is outfielder, Julio Borbon, who the team sent down to Triple-A Round Rock due to the surprising success of Endy Chavez who has been on an absolute tear as of late. He had eight hits in 12 at bats against the Cleveland Indians and is 13-of-26 in his last six games.

If this continues, and with the depth the Rangers have in the outfield, they are in the position to be able to trade Borbon to a team who needs depth at the position.

According to Rosenthal, the Rangers have been interested in Washington Nationals' reliever Todd Coffey and he says Borbon could be a good piece to use in a deal.

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