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Rangers can't afford to deal Nelson Cruz

This is the time of year that teams inquire about the possibility of available players. And there's some buzz that several teams are calling the Rangers about Nelson Cruz.

Of course, with the Rangers' financial situation, I can't think they'll move a player that made less than $500,000 in 2009 and isn't arbitration-eligible. Factor in that this club had some offensive woes this year and it doesn't make sense to trade a major home run threat like the 29-year-old Cruz.

Would you consider it if Cruz was part of a package to get a No. 2 or No. 3 starting pitcher?