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On Danks and DFAs

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John Sickels has a "What's Wrong With These Prospects segment up, and number one on the list is John Danks, who is getting slapped around in the Texas League right now.

As Sickels points out, Danks is still just 21 and has time to work through his issues, but he still hasn't had any success above A-ball, and the timetable on him probably should be adjusted. But the Danks experience should be a cautionary tale for Jim Reeves and the rest of the folks who were urging the Rangers to start the season with Danks in the rotation...

And Jamey Newberg has a new column up at, explaining how baseball's "designated for assignment" process works...