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Evan Grant ranks the Ranger roster

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Evan Grant ranks the 39 players who have been on the active roster this year for Texas in order of value for the team...

Not surprisingly, he has Michael Young, Kevin Millwood and Marlon Byrd 1-2-3, and (also not surprisingly), I vehemently disagree with those choices...

Putting Young #1 puts a whole lot more importance on his intangibles and leadership than I think is really warranted -- if he's really such a great leader and all that, you'd think that he'd have played on more than one over .500 team in the majors.

Millwood, we've covered at length.  I'm not going to re-visit it.

But the top two slots deserve to be Ian Kinsler and Nelson Cruz...they've hit as well as Young, and they've done it while playing much, much better defense than Young has at third base.  And Byrd hasn't hit as well, or been as good defensively, as any of those three, so I don't see how he gets slotted ahead of Kinsler or Cruz, either...