The Texas Rangers have a child-like Christmas list of needs as they shop around at the Winter Meetings this week in Nashville.
Texas could certainly use some bullpen help. They have to get a starting catcher. Getting a legit No. 1 would be a nice present too. And that doesn't include getting the No. 1 gift on the wish list of several teams Josh Hamilton.
But it's possible that this week could come and go and the Rangers won't know much more about their roster for the 2013 season than they did before team executives left for Tennessee.
"Things take a little while to develop," Texas general manager Jon Daniels said. "That's the nature of the business. My expectation is that in the next 10 days or two week you'll see considerably more business done."
The Rangers need to get busy soon because the current roster doesn't appear to be one that can take the team to a fourth-consecutive bullpen.
Of course, getting something done with Hamilton ...