Damn it, wrong Texas Ranger
The Musers had Tom Hicks on the other day from Surprise to talk about how Rangers spring training is going, and, well, I fell for it again.
I've drank the kool-aid after a few days, I think the Rangers are going to put shit together this year. Yes, after swearing I'd never come back and I'd mock and ridicule this team starting now, I'm right back to where I am every year...a believer.
I believe that Mike Young is going to increase his range and become a fantastic 3rd baseman for this team.
I believe that Elvis Andrus is going to seriously contend for rookie of the year.
I think Teagarden is ready to step up and dominate the catcher's position this year and be the backstop and throw-out guy we need.
I think the outfield is familiar enough with themselves to be able to play the way they need to play to win.
I think Max Damage's bat is going to pop more this year than last.
I expect big things from Marlon Byrd and Chris Davis.
And the pitchers? You'd better believe that Mike Maddux is the best acquisition this team made all winter. Combining him, Nolan Ryan's mentality and all the young pitching talent this team has is going to be the push the Rangers need to get over the hump and get the god damned pitching monkey off this city's back.
Watch out Major League Baseball...the Texas Rangers are coming for their glass slipper.