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Rangers make awful trade

All those good things I've been saying about Jon Daniels?

Well, forget it.

Evan Grant has this from the DMN:

The overhauling of the Rangers' pitching staff moves into overdrive.

While club officials met with free-agent ace Kevin Millwood on Tuesday, the team agreed in principle to a deal with San Diego that will bring them right-handed starter Adam Eaton and hard-throwing setup man Akinori Otsuka and a minor league prospect in exchange for Highland Park's Chris Young, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and outfielder Terrmel Sledge, major league officials confirmed. The trade is also contingent on the players passing physicals.

Rangers GM Jon Daniels, who was scheduled to meet with Millwood and agent Scott Boras on Tuesday afternoon, declined to comment.

It depends on who the prospect is -- Ben Johnson is a name I've heard cast about -- but whoever it is, this sounds like a horrible trade for Texas.

Chris Young, right now, is better and cheaper than Adam Eaton, who was demanding a 3 year, $27 million deal from the Padres.

Otsuka is a decent reliever.

Sledge is a decent outfielder.

Gonzalez is, of course, Gonzalez.

What an awful deal.

I don't see how this makes any sense for Texas.