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The Rangers' bullpen has been a problem spot all season long. Much of this has to do with injuries to key role players from a year ago, such as Darren O'Day.
Relying on the recently departed Dave Bush, was also a key reason for the drop-off in bullpen productivity from a year ago.
And, of course, much like last year, when you lose a key piece of the bullpen (C.J. Wilson went from closer to staff ace last year) like Alexi Ogando and no one steps up to fill in the gap, your club will have issues.
Ogando, much like the aforementioned Wilson, has made a seemingly seamless transition from bullpen to rotation, and he and Wilson are the one-two punch in a very formidable starting rotation.
The Texas Rangers need another quality arm for the bullpen. If they can acquire Heath Bell, Neftali Feliz can either be moved to the eighth-inning setup role or remain closer.
Regardless, Bell would be an excellent addition to the Rangers bullpen and one that would add some much needed depth for the stretch run.