Talkin Texas Rangers
Talkin Texas Rangers

Episode 16 · 6 months ago

Rangers Beef up Catcher Position with IKF Trade

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After a long hiatus, the TTR podcast is back and ready to dive into the latest headlines. This week we take a look at the big offseason moves, trades and signings. We also say good bye to Isiah Kiner Falefa, who was part of a trade to get Mitch Garver. 

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Texas Rangers, your home for all things Texas Rangers, news highlights everything in between. I'm your host, Larry Lease, and we'd like to thank our sponsor, Game Pot, for sponsoring this episode. With baseball opening the run around the corner and the NFL film making its way to Preseil preseason and the NBA nearing the playoffs, it's time to grab those tickets. With ticket prices on the ride, game time is the place to find great value. You can score last minute tickets from six dollars the eighteen dollars. I use game time as my soul ticket provider for Texas Ranger Games. I've never been let down by game time, whether that's prices, customer service and everything else.

Their customer service has ensured my ticket is valid and ready to use by the time I get to the gate. They even have an APP for both android and IOS devices. Check them out today. Link is and description and if you use that I link, you can help support the show all your purchases. Now let's stop right into the day's first topic. The Rangers have decided to trade ikf boost their catcher position. Texas Rangers have once again made a move in free agency as they traded fan favorite, I hate trying to pronounce his name. It's a a CANEAR FELIFA, to the Minnesota twins. In the trade, the Rangers acquire a Catcher, Mitch Garber, who hit thirty one home runs in two thousand and nineteen. By trading away Ikf, Texas gained some legitimate depth like Catcher, a position that hasn't been steady in the last couple of seasons. With garber now a ranger. He'll provide the team with some pop in the lineup and will help you on defense. You could...

...say he's the best catch of Texas has had since Mike Napolie. He leaves Ikf, leaves the Texas Rangers Organization to go to Minnesota. During his tenure with the Rangers he had to hundred and sixty five sixteen home runs while driving home a hundred and eighteen rbis over the course of four seasons. You want to Gold Glob in the two thousand and twenty season. His glove will no doubt be missed in the field, but they're also acquiring really good one behind the plate in garber. Obviously we hate to see him go, but this is business and Texas Rangers felt like they needed to make it this move in order to prove the roster catcher was an area of neat, especially in the learned long term. It's Jonaheim and Jose Trevino are both limited in terms of webside. Garber more than fits that bill. We wish nothing but the best to IKF WITH MINNESOTA. As for Garber, welcome to Texas or excited to see you see what you bring to the team. Both with the bat and behind the plate. Mentoring a young pitching staff, it appears that the rangers...

...have plenty of their sleeves. We will see what move they decide to make next, but obviously they're not done yet. And now on to our next topic. Three ripple effects over the garber trade. Shock waves were sent throughout the Texas Rangers Fan base as the team orchestrated the trade to acquire minnesot twins catcher Mitch Carber. On the surface, it's a great move for the Rangers, who get a power hitting catcher to slow in the middle of it already improved lineup. Carber immediately become as the everyday starter behind the plate. Trading full effo a fan favorite wasn't doubtedly a tough pill to swallow. The versatile defender has been an integral part of the Rangers for the last few seasons. Texas will miss his gold love ranging around in the Infield, but it was a sound baseball decision to move off him and favor someone who improves both the team's defense and offense in Wich carb. These are the kind of moves winning organizations make, as the Rangers attempt to become one again. Soon. For...

...now, these are the three ripple of fricks from a Mitch garber trade. Number one, the Rangers need a third baseman. This is probably the most glaring effect the carber pickup. Prior to the trade with Minnesota, ikf was penciled in as a starting third basement for the Texas Rangers in two thousand and twenty two. This was further cemented by the shoulder injury to top prospect Josh Jones, who's expected to miss most of, if not all of the upcoming season. With IKF playing for the twins, now the rangers need a third Baseman, and they have options both internally and externally. Texas could seek a Chris Bryant type of person, type player on the free agent market when they already hashed out five hundred sixty five million in total value this offseason. They could pursue Matt Chapman of the Oakland a's, who is expected to be available as a team begins their firesale. But they could also look within two prospects like Davis winzel shirt and apostile indie bans yawning her in andez to help fill...

...the void at third base. For now, the Rangers have options, but they now need to figure out the third base situation this spring. Number two, Sam Huff is not the long term rains are a catcher. Trading for a two way catcher like Mitch Garber is damning for Huff's prospects of being a Texas Ranger's long term catcher. At thirty one, garber is in his prime, yet young enough to still be effective for years to come. Clearly, Texas wants scarboer to be their back stop leader as they attempt to vault back to contender status starting in two thousand and twenty three, and with two strong backups in Jonaheim and Jose Trevino, that doesn't leave much room for Huff to be involved legitimately in any catcher plans going forward. Huff consistently gets hurt and his bigger frame is not not deal for handling the rigors of the Ketcher position. He does still have a potent bat, however, which could make him a good dh or first basement at some point. Right now and going forward,...

...though, garber is a man behind the plate for the Rangers, at least saying Huh Huff, it's kind of an odd man out. Number three, Jose Trevino Naheim will be traded. This seems like a relatively obvious takeaway from the rangers acquiring Garber, but it still matters. The Rangers aren't done wheeling a deal on this crazy post lockout market. Therefore, having extra ammunition to use and trades on a big Lee roster is their benefit. In Jose Trevino and Jonaheim, Texas has just that. GARBER doesn't need to back up. My Gut tells me of the two catchers, Trivino is more likely to be dealt trivino offers a little in the way of upside, but he's a good leader and defender. Behind the plate. Trivino offers little. I been hi meanwhile, was acquired as part of the elviss Andrews Chris Davis Salary Dump Trade with the a's last winter. By acquiring him and Pitching Prospect Day Nicker,...

...the Rangers were willing to add salary just to get the benefit of adding two young players with various levels of upside. Doesn't seem likely, therefore, the Texas would move off him. So suddenly I'm also has more upside than Trivino from an age stay point, stay and point alone, and he bats from the left side, which compliments garber's powerful righthanded swing. Either way, though, expect one of Trevino or him to be included in a future trade package as the Rangers looked around out their roster and our next topic on the trade side of things, three positions that Rangers should target now. At the baseball lookout over, there's still plenty of needs for the Texas Rangers to fill to officially get their season going. These are some notable positions that the Rangers could stand into address now that Free Agency and the trademark trade market, I should say, have open back up now. Just let you know before people...

...yell at me. These are not in any particular order. Starting with this starting pitcher. Pitching is still a glaring need for the Rangers. Even with the big smash to acchoiring John Gray they made prior to the luck out, they are still without a decent starting rotation. With Jack Lighter still a few seasons will be the Rangers will look to fill in this whole. While him and other young pitchers are developing. A great picture that would fit with the Rangers would none up be none other than Clayton Kershaw. I mean, come on the dudes fromhighland Park Texas. He'd bringing a veteran presence to these young players who are looking to make a name for themselves. Kershaw, even though he is on the back end of his career, can still provide you some quality innings and depth in the starting rotation. Hopefully, perhaps we can go after them next year. Can you imagine car show pitching for the Rangers and they call up Jack lighter putting them on the same rotation together? It coul...

...happen. Hell, we go into the help field. Besides Adallas Garcia, who else did the Texas Rangers have playing out field consistently? The team is looking for someone that they could Pare Garcia with and the L field. Yes, they signed whole kilhove, but he's on an every day player like he wants was early in his career. Lillie callown. He seems Nice but as we've seen these past couple of seasons, he has yet to show us that you can stay healthy throughout a full season. The Rangers can't rely on Willi to stay healthy, and this seems like this is the quote last Straw for him to show the Rangers the type of player that he can be in the next target for the Rangers should be relief pitcher. As you saw, last season, the Rangers struggled massively with their bullpen and they don't want that to repeat this season. A name to keep in mind while the Rangers are looking to improve their roster is Trevor Rosenthal. The Rangers are able to bring him...

...to Texas, that would help their bullpen situation greatly. Rosenthal can help Texas by having some stability and take pressure off from their starting pitchers. We've seen over the covers of the past couple of seasons to starting pitchers for Texas have face pressure, pressure to go deep every single game and try to find a way to give the ball to Jonathan Hernandez. Having established relief pitcher who is known to give them some innings and keep it runs down will help the rangers tremendously. Whether it be Rosenthal or somebody else, the Rangers can't avoid their bullpen woes to begin this season, though Joe Barlow being there now helps. The Rangers still have big holes to fill and your guards that are roster and hopefully they can fill them before the season begins. They'll see what they do in the coming days but they are off to a strong start nonetheless in a rebuilding process. And now on to our topic. The rains are finally reuniting...

...with Martin Perrenz. Martin Perez and the Texas Rangers have reported to the agreed to a one year deal that's worth four million. Perez played lass season for the red sox and went seven and eight with a ARA at four point seven four on a armed fourteen innings with ninety seven strikeouts. The veteran left. He heads back to where it's career began, in Texas. He was on the Rangers from Two Thousand and twelve to twenty and eighteen, and in that time he went forty three to forty nine, with an era of four hundred and sixty three on seven hundred sixty one innings pitched, with four hundred sixty two strikeouts. The biggest year his career also came with the Rangers, as it was during the two thousand and seventeen season, in which he recorded thirteen wins with a hundred fifteen strikeouts. Of His ten year career he has recorded at least ten plus wins and four seasons, with three of them coming in rain rangers uniform. The signing of Perez means that the Rangers will have some depth in starting rotation because he gives them some quality innings the back of the...

...rotation while they have their sights on the two thousand and twenty three season. To return to contention. Perez joints John Gray as the two major pitching additions Texas had made this offseason today, but Perez and the Rangers know each other really well. He can help bring a better in presence in the clubhouse right from the gun to Texas, Rangers continue to be busy in free agency. With the lockout now over, they looked to pick up where they left off by being aggressive in general. Adding Perez it's a nice pick up for the roster. He's not the flashiest name or the most exciting option, but death depth is always a necessity and his prior familiarity with the organization couldn't ever hurt his chances of returning to Arlington. And before we go, we'd like to do our pod deck segment, which this is our audience input time, where you can send us a tweet, ask a question or, like this comment...

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