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"It’s OK to say a team got lucky. It’s OK to recognize that the Rangers didn’t have a plan for Garcia, and that they just fell into a four-win player because he was the last ambulatory outfielder in three states. The Rangers got lucky because Garcia made himself into a star. Oh, it wasn’t immediate. That 24/3 K/BB? It was 36/4 in September of that year. Garcia, though, had power and speed and an arm, what we might have called a “tools goof” in my Prospectus days."