Texas has inquired on Hanrahan.
The Texas Rangers have inquired about Pittsburgh Pirates' closer Joel Hanrahan, according to Ken Rosenthal, via MLBTR. This marks the second time the Rangers have been linked to Hanrahan. Last July we heard that Texas inquired, and the Pirates' price was Neftali Feliz. A Feliz/Hanrahan swap would be an obvious win for the Pirates, and it doesn't really fit in with the plan for the Rangers, which seems to be adding a strong set up guy for Feliz, with that guy eventually taking over as Feliz eventually moves in to the rotation.
That sends a message about Hanrahan, saying that the Pirates aren't willing to deal him unless they get blown away with an offer. It would make little sense to deal him otherwise, as they're currently one game below .500, and ...
To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.
If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail email@example.com.