Jon Daniels Talks About The Offseason
Today Jon Daniels, during a chat with the media, had plenty to say about the team and the offseason plans. He mentioned Josh Hamilton, Mike Napoli, Elvis Andrus, talked about the catching situation, and plenty more.
Rangers pre/post game radio host and part time color commentator Jared Sandler relayed these thoughts on his social media account.
Here is what JD had to say about Colby Lewis:
“He’s seeing Dr. Meister today. We’ve been in touch, we want to see where he is physically before our next conversation.”
Daniels also mentioned that they are still interested in bringing Lewis back next season. He also said this about the rotation as a whole:
“Our desire is to add at least one guy we can count on–30 starts–then you always like to build up your depth.”
“As the season goes on, those guys might be the right options.”
Thoughts on Delino DeShields:
“He’s going to have to earn the job again and continue to get better.”
When addressing the Mike Napoli situation:
“We all love the guy.”
On his intangibles:
“It’s very real…he’s a tremendous teammate.”
“Mike probably fits us best if there is another move that opens some playing time.”
Thoughts on Josh Hamilton:
“The guy played a week after having surgery. It was important to him for Jeff (Banister) and his teammates to count on him.
We’ll have to construct the roster in such a way that we can give him some time off and anticipate he might miss some time.”
Daniels also spoke about how he likes the two catchers on the roster now (Robinson Chirinos and Chris Gimenez) but feels like some depth needs to be added and wouldn’t rule out an upgrade at the position altogether.
Teams have asked about shortstop Elvis Andrus and Daniels pretty much said Elvis is a big part of this team and unless an absolute no-brainer trade request came in, Andrus is staying here.
JD also mentioned that they were doing their homework on the plethora of players that were non-tendered by other teams last night:
“When the list came out last night, there were some guys we started doing some due diligence on right away.”
Thanks to Jared Sandler for relaying this information to the public.