Might the Rangers be the front-runner for Padres closer Heath Bell?
The teams are engaging in "substantive" talks, according to major-league sources.
The Rangers have the money and prospects to pursue just about any player they want.
Thus, the team is pursuing every prominent reliever who is available, and even some who aren't.
The Cards’ pursuit of Bell seems closed given their trade yesterday of Colby Rasmus to the Blue Jays; Rasmus was a central part of the Bell discussions, sources say.Something the Rangers must consider as they ponder the price for Heath Bell: The Los Angeles Angels are also pursuing the Padres' closer.