The Stars are done and the Mavs are right behind them .... and of course we all know how the Cowboys disappointed us. Could it be that the Rangers will be the most exciting DFW team this year??
Don't get me wrong -- I don't think that this club is ready to compete for the World Series or even a playoff spot ..... but they are getting exciting.
Check out this lineup:
1B: Davis (with Smoak waiting in the wings)
2B: Kinsler (best player on the team and top 10 in AL)
3B: Young (his defense improves on the corner)
SS: Andrus (he's young .... but his talent is unbelievable)
LF: Murphy (I still think he is a mini-Rusty Greer)
CF: Hamilton (can he repeat? who cares, he's really good)
RF: Cruz (wow .. the numbers are still there this spring).
C: Salty and Teagarden (a great combo if they both stay)
Now the starting pitching is still worrisome (understatement) ... but with Millwood and Padilla pitching for contracts, they both could have decent years. McCarthy has looked great this spring, but you have to wonder if he can stay healthy. I like the Harrison kid -- he has the potential to be a number 4 starter. Feldman is better suited for long relief ....
But look what is in the minors and banging on the door: Feliz (stud); Holland (stud -- despite the doubters), Main (stud ... you'll see him in 2011 or before); Perez (stud) .... the list goes on and on. Add in young OFers Julio Borbon and Engel Beltre and young inf Johnny Whittleman (I still believe in him); Vallejo; and Marcus Lemon (we don't need to mention Smoak again) and the future just looks outstanding!
How great to actually get excited about pro baseball again in this part of the world!!!