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Trouble in paradise? Rangers think Feliz is coasting

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There is another story here. The gist is that Neftali Feliz, who was so sharp last year, is giving his manager and fans the impression that he isn't as engaged, nor is he pitching with the same effectiveness. This might lead to a deal for Heath Bell, but stories like these also let the Padres know they would have the Rangers over a barrel in trade talks. That, in turn, would lead to the Rangers either overpaying in prospects, or walking away from negotiations. The Rangers are also said to be kicking the tires on James Shields for the rotation, and it doesn't figure the Rangers will deplete their minors and do both deals.

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