Rangers in negotiations with starter Alex Cobb

Texas is in need of starting pitching this winter


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The Rangers are one hundred percent in need of starting pitching this winter and it looks like they have found their first target. 

According to Jon Morosi of, Texas has already started negotiations with one of the best available starters in the market in Alex  Cobb.

Cobb has become one of the most sought-after pitchers in this free agency market, generating interest from other teams such as Orioles and Cubs.

Last season the right-hander posted a 3.66 ERA with 12 wins and 10 losses in 29 starts with the Tampa Bay Rays.

According to MLB Trade Rumors, Cobb is in line to get a contract of up to 4 years for $48 million dollars. The team that signs him though will have to give up a compensatory selection in the Draft to the Rays since Cobb declined their qualifying offer.

Evan Grant of the Dallas Sporting News, also explained that the need for starters is so great in Texas that the team could turn to much cheaper options like Miguel Gonzalez, Miles Mikolas, Michael Pineda, John Lackey and Jhoulys Chacín.