3 Reasons Mike Napoli Is Texas Rangers' Best Catching Option for Now

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3 Reasons Mike Napoli Is Texas Rangers' Best Catching Option for Now
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Mike Napoli is headed for free agency this offseason, and the Texas Rangers face a major decision with their catcher going forward.

Napoli has already made his plans to test the free-agent market clear. He made those plans known when he spoke to Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:

“I’d love to be here, but I’ll test the market,” Napoli said. “Every player plays to get to free agency. But it’s not something I’m going to worry about. That’s why I have my agent.”

This isn't a declaration of his intentions to leave the Texas Rangers. Napoli is merely clarifying his stance that he will let other MLB teams bid for his services while the Rangers contemplate how much Napoli is worth to them.

The Rangers shouldn't wait too long to decide, and if they do, several other teams will be knocking on Napoli's door.

Here are three reasons why Mike Napoli is the Rangers' best catching option for now.

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