Monday, July 30, 2007

Big trade for big Tex

Finally, Jon Daniels makes the right move.

Daniels, the 20-something Texas Rangers general manager, pulled the trigger on the biggest trade involving the Rangers since Texas sent Alex Rodriguez to the Yankees prior to the 2004 season.

Pending the results of physicals, Daniels sent slugging first baseman Mark Teixeira, his one truly valuable trading chip, to Atlanta for shortstop prospect Elvis Andrus, catcher/first baseman Jarrod Saltalamacchia and a player to be named. Texas also threw in left-hander Ron Mahay in the deal.

I have been, on this blog in particular, tough on Daniels in the past, but this time it looks like he has a big hit on his hands. But after the debacle that was the Adrian Gonzalez-Chris Young-Terrmel Sledge for Adam Eaton-Akinori Otsuka trade, Daniels needed to hit this one out of the park.

If the prospects he has acquired live up to their hype, Daniels will have delivered the home run trade he needed to make.


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