ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 25: Andrew Bailey #40 of the Oakland Athletics high-fives a teammate as he celebrates the victory after the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 25, 2011 in Anaheim, California. The Athletics scored four runs in the ninth inning and Bailey earned a save as the Athletics won 6-5. (Photo by Jeff Golden/Getty Images)
Andrew Bailey is the most coveted closing pitcher on the market right now, here are some rumors to see what the teams are up to today.
- Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Texas Rangers have expressed interest in Bailey. It is nothing new as we know, but they might be upping their pursuit for the Oakland righty. The Rangers pursuit, however, might be affected by the thirty day negotiating window with Yu Darvish. It is said that in the past they balked at the asking price for Bailey, but are hoping that it has gone down.
- Rosenthal mentions that the Rangers could make do without Bailey, as they have Mike Adams and Neftali Feliz returning, they signed Joe Nathan and they may move Alex Ogando back to the pen.
- Rosenthal also mentions that despite trading for Mark Melancon of the Houston Astros, the Red Sox remain serious contenders for Bailey if they will give up what it takes to acquire him.