|I'm an old style baseball guy and not a big fan of the "business" side of baseball. I like to see organizations build up their team and stick with them through the good and bad. Now a days it's all about "today" and it drives me nuts. I understand free agency and trades, etc.. but it never really hit me until I saw my son cry when the Rangers traded Alex Rodriguez. I'm not an A-Rod fan but my son thought he was awesome so that was good enough for me.
After A-Rod left Michael Young became my son's (and my) favorite player. I didn't like hearing that Young could be traded this year if a deal didn't get done before the start of the 2007 season. Thankfully, the Rangers have signed Michael Young for another 5 years.
Now they just need to re-sign Mark Texiera and the foundation will stay intact. The likelihood of re-signing Texiera isn't that great considering his agent is the baseball antichrist.