Young Texas Rangers fan tries to recruit Jose Bautista

Aug 17, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista (19) hits a solo home run during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

A young Texas Rangers fan is doing his teams bidding and sent Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista a letter to try to recruit him to North Texas. Bautista found the letter “sweet” and posted a picture of the letter on Instagram. Bautista even suggested that the young fan might be a future MLB general manager.

The Rangers certainly could use a big bat and Jose Bautista, but I don’t know if they want to bring in an aging slugger. Bautista just turned 33 and is coming off two seasons plagued with injuries. He has played in just 210 games int he past two years.

This kind of move would be very reminiscent of what the New York Yankees would do, and the Rangers front office tries to stay away from those kind of moves. At least in a situation where they’d have to trade for Bautista, they’d likely prefer to keep their prospects.

The letter reads:

Jose Bautista,

You are a good player if you could stay healthy, maybe you just need another city to play in. You should play for the Rangers, they need another big bat and you could be that man. David Murphy got his chance to play everyday and he struggled and I think his contract ran out.

Maybe 4 years and $80 million. At least think about it. I was saying get Jose while the season was still going. The Rangers still have some areas to work on.

Thanks for your time,

Billy Cantrell


Topics: Jose Bautista, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays

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