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Rangers Top 2008 Draft According To Baseball America

The Rangers had the best draft in baseball according to a note sent to me by my man Jamey Newberg from his newbergreport.com:

A year after Baseball America tabbed the Rangers’ deep 2007 draft class as the second best in baseball, the publication has just published an article anointing Texas as having had the number one draft in baseball in 2008, ahead of the Royals, Giants, Twins, and Red Sox.   

First baseman Justin Smoak was named the number two power hitter in the draft (behind only Pittsburgh ’s Pedro Alvarez).  Righthander Joe Wieland, the club’s fourth-round pick, was recognized as having the fourth-best pro debut of any high school player drafted in 2008, trailing three players who went in the first round. 

BA will review the Rangers’ draft in detail on Monday. 

Jamey

6PM Sports Live From Arlington

I will be at the Parks Mall for the 6PM sportscast.   I will be at the Barnes and Noble where Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton will be signing copies of his book Beyond Belief.

I have read the book and Josh goes into serious and disturbing detail of his cocaine use and his comeback to baseball and finding Jesus Christ.

The title is perfect and his story is very inspiring.

Josh Hamiliton Voted American League’s Best

Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton was voted by his peers as the American League Outstanding Player in 2008 in the Players Choice Awards.

This could be a lead up to Hamilton possibly winning the A.L. MVP after the season.

Is The Red Sox Roster Too White?

I didn’t say, but Ken Rosenthal of foxsports.com writes it.

He wonders if only having one black player in the current Boston roster will hurt them in free agency.

Red Sox fans will not like this column.

Cubs Choke….Right On Time

Come on!   Did you really think the Chicago Cubs would not break their fans hearts…again.

I love the comments on this Cubs message board

The Dodgers swept the Cubs in three games.  The Cubs didn’t pitch well, they had not timely hitting and they are going home.

Bottom line the team with the best record in the National League choked.  Dan McGrath had to write it and say it too.

Why Mark Cuban wants to own two franchises that are known to break their fans hearts is beyond me.

Jen Engel Loves Up Tom Hicks

Jennifer Engel of the Star-Telegram loves up Rangers owner Tom Hicks waaay too much.

She says I’m Cowboys safety Roy Williams publicist…so it’s all good.

BUT…..today’s she was loving up Tom instead of calling him out for being a dreadful baseball owner who hasn’t gotten much right since firing Doug Melvin, who’s Milwaukee Brewers made the playoffs.

Hicks told her while discussing the dreadful John Danks for Brandon McCarthy deal with the White Sox, “We have made some mistakes and that was clearly the biggest one we made,” Hicks said Wednesday during his postseason postmortem with me.

“That wasn’t just JD. Our staff made the judgment that Danks was two years away, and they were absolutely wrong. The comforting thing for me now is we have a new leader, and if Nolan had been there, we never would have done [the Danks deal]. And we will never trade a No. 1 pick, a left-handed pitcher again.”

Whatever.  I just have zero faith in that organization.  None.  It’s a shame because I think they could have something good if Hicks would spend some cash.

John Danks Pitches Sox Into Playoffs

John Danks was a first round draft pick by the Texas Rangers.  Tuesday night he pitched the White Sox to the American League Central Division title with 8 innings of shutout baseball.

Rangers GM Jon Daniels traded Danks to the White Sox for Brandon McCarthy.  BAD TRADE!!!

Daniels needs to be flogged in public for that trade.  IT WAS AWFUL.

Feel free to vent Rangers fans.