Scott Miller over at CBS Sportsline really torched Jon Daniels for being so inactive this off season. I’m not sure if it’s worthy of as many words as Miller wrote. Take out all the irrelevant fluff in the article and it’d be about half the length. And it boils down to him not liking us not doing much.
While it is a bit of a eyebrow raiser that we haven’t done much, I’m not terribly concerned. I like the quote of Daniels saying that he doesn’t want to sign someone just to have an announcement. Some of the more “baseball worthy” quotes from the article:
The Rangers right now are like that guy in Airplane who periodically observes things like, “Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop smoking” and “Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.”
Things keep going like this, the Texas Rangers’ 2007 lineup will consist of a cardboard cutout of Nolan Ryan, a Jeff Burroughs bobble-head and a pair of Alex Rodriguez’s sweaty old spikes. Oh, yes, and Michael Young at shortstop.
In Texas, meanwhile, the Rangers right now would get out-shopped by Charlie Brown for a Christmas tree.
Texas’ Alumni Club is growing more rapidly than Notre Dame’s vaunted Subway Alums, and the Rangers aren’t even BCS-eligible.
I’ve liked Miller for awhile, and while this one article won’t change my opinion there, I have to say it’s got some really dumb writing in there as evidenced by the quotes I’ve picked out above.
If you want to read the entire piece, you can do so here.