The reaction around here to the news that Andruw Jones signed a 2 year, $36 million deal with the Dodgers was largely, "Why wasn't Texas in on that?"
Apparently, they were:
In the end, the Rangers did make a run at free-agent outfielder Andruw Jones, right before he agreed to a two-year, $36 million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Rangers met with agent Scott Boras on Wednesday night and expressed a willingness to do a short-term deal with the 10-time Gold Glove Award-winning center fielder. But Boras wanted a longer deal if Jones was going to switch from the Atlanta Braves to the American League, and the Rangers weren't willing to do that.
"On a short-term deal, he wasn't willing to go the American League," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said. "He didn't want to change leagues and have that adjustment period."