Probable rotation candidates. 15 comments

All the talk for the next three weeks will center on Ohtani. Teams can submit offers starting Friday, and then they have three weeks to negotiate. And then that story will be settled and over and it’s time to move on.

Ohtani is the pipe dream for now. The reality is, the Doug Fister deal was made official yesterday. And the Rangers are still totally bereft of arms.

This offseason is going to be stockpiling arms. But are the Rangers willing to spend the money to land quality pitching?

Daniels’s MO says no. It’s usually shopping at Odd Lots through the irregular and distressed merchandise aisle.

Who is available there? Here are the legitmate candidates for remaining spots on the Rangers 2018 starting rotation:

Brett Anderson
Bronson Arroyo
Clay Buchholz
Trevor Cahill
Jhoulys Chacin
Tyler Chatwood
Jesse Chavez
Bartolo Colon
Jeremy Hellickson
Scott Feldman
Ubaldo Jimenez
Franciso Liriano
Edwin Jackson
Mike Pelfrey
Hector Santiago

They fit the bill of what Jon Daniels will be looking for: available, cheap, not dead.