Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Excerpt: "Pre- and Post-"

"Maybe that's Daniels' plan. Maybe he figures the Rangers can spend that sweet Fox Sports Southwest money on Shin-Soo Choo and Brian McCann, and trade one of the three infielders for another big bat, and give Washington what he had in 2010 and 2011: a team so good that it could overcome, almost all the way to a championship, Washington's faults. I mean, this did nearly work twice. Nearly. But spending money and talent to build up the team is going to fall short again if, 12 months and three weeks from now, Ron Washington is making the same mistakes all over again. The Rangers have the cover to solve a problem that's been weighing them down for a while, and their refusal to take advantage of that cover is both surprising and debilitating."