Quick update on the Texas Rangers, where they just hired Tim Purpura as the farm director and Fielder speculation grows. Sounds like the Orioles weren't the only one in on Teagarden, too:
Could Moreland surgery prompt Prince pursuit? - Jon Paul Morosi
"The Rangers have interest in Fielder, sources say, but CEO/president Nolan Ryan downplayed the possibility of signing Fielder or Albert Pujols for seven or eight years in an interview with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram earlier this offseason. Sources describe Fielder as not high on the Rangers’ priority list, citing a more pressing need to upgrade the rotation and bullpen."
Rangers hire Tim Purpura as farm director - Lone Star Ball
"Purpura has strong ties with Nolan Ryan, and as I've mentioned before, this seems to be a bit of a shift in terms of the front office dynamics...Jon Daniels, after the 2009 season, made some changes that resulted in the main guys in the baseball operations of the front office being "his" guys."
Rangers send catcher Taylor Teagarden to Orioles for right-hander | Texas Rangers | Texas Ran...
"There were a couple of clubs that expressed interest in Teagarden," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said. "Rather than getting to the end of spring training and having limited options at that point, we wanted to make the best baseball deal we could. It gives Taylor a major-league opportunity he didn't have here, and we add a very interesting young pitcher to our mix in Randy Henry. Quality scouting by our guys to identify him."
Taylor Teagarden Traded to Orioles - MLB Daily Dish
"The Baltimore Orioles have acquired Taylor Teagarden from the Rangers in exchange for a minor leaguer and a player to be named later, according to Jon Heyman of Fox Sports and Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun."