I heard a nasty rumor about the Rangers pursuing CC Sabithina, and a hint the Rangers brass believes they have something special this year and may make a run for the playoffs. DO TOM HICKS & JON DANIELS HATE US AS RANGERS FANS?!?!?!
I've been a Rangers fan since 1980, and only this year have I become accustomed to the notion of building for a better future in a couple of years. These Rangers have been a pleasure to watch the last couple of months, but are in no way ready to make a playoff run. Say the improbable happens and they overtake the Angels or get a wild card seat. Then what? You have a team full of young, inexperienced players who will likely flame out when the pressure of the post season begins. I believe in this bunch, but not yet. Josh Hamilton is hitting a wall, Chris Davis is still in his second week as a major leaguer, and our pitching staff has been in a state of flux all year.
Tom Hicks is among the worst owners in baseball, and despite some good work in the last 12 months, Jon Daniels has one of the worst track records in the majors. The last time he tried to get cute and stray from the rebuilding path, we got Brandon "I love the training room" McCarthy in exchange for John "I'm a front line starter for the next 12 years" Danks.
Tom & Jon, you've started something that may be special in two years. Don't screw it up now!!!