Finish: Second place, AL South
2010 final payroll: $ 80 million
Estimated 2011 opening day payroll: $80 million
Rp Pedro Lee after a productive season in Texas got a 2 year extension. Dh Todd Scott found a better offer in the NL. SP Ronnie Leach had a bad season and played himself out of a job in Texas. Ronnie leach will be a huge impact in Tucson. LF Brian Mouton coming off a career year is still sitting on the free agent wires. Coming off a 27hr and 99RBi season, you would think there would be some interest in him. Added was Speedster 2B Edgardo Trinidad. He might find a home at the bottom of the Texas lineup and add some speed from the bench in key spots.
The rotation is set behind Ace 3rd year man Diego Gomez, veteran Vin Delgado who is coming off should issues in season 18, 20 game winner Danny Young and prospect starters Barney Russ and Davey Gonzalez. Both Russ and Gonzalez have shown talent but have lacked consistency in their starts and have spent time in the pen as a result. Mark Voyles and Bert Sosa will be the long relief corps and should be ready to jump in for a spot start or two if needed. Benito Cortez will return as the late inning nail along with his 2 exceptional setup men Armando Segui and newly resigned Pedro Lee. If Texas can control their workload and not overwhelm them this pen will be in for good things and Cortez could be looking at a 40 save season.
Summing it up with a Quote:
"I'm ready to put up the numbers I was signed to do, my arm is completely healthy this season" -SP Vin Delgado