Originally Posted by Saracen
They fully believe they can win this year based on strong starting pitching and an outstanding bullpen. As JD said just the other day, there are no "game changers" on the market, including Rios. He's not going to give up anything decent.
If that were the case they wouldn't have claimed Rios. I don't think teams just take on 17 million for the hell of it. Look at their lineup, it really isn't that good without Cruz. It's Beltre and a massive fall off. Usually if you want to win with pitching you need the best defense and Rios will help them there as well.
I don't know, I guess it depends how you define "decent prospect". Sickels had the Rangers with 27 prospects rated C or better so I don't think they have completely shot their wad.