I always considered the Texas Rangers my favorite American League team; I lived in Dallas for 3 years when I was a kid and they don’t really have much history with the Reds nor have they ever really posed a threat to the Reds. One of those teams we don’t pay much attention to because they play in the other league. But are you like me and starting to get a little annoyed with “The Ryan Express” and his team after they got an ALMVP (.359/32/100) effort out of our buddy Josh Hamilton (No. 2 on last month’s ones that got away list), lured away Arthur Rhodes last week and then reportedly edged us out for the services of free-agent pitcher Brandon Webb, despite the fact that there was much buzz over the weekend about the Reds being a mystery NL Central suitor, the fact that Webb is from Kentucky and went to UK and his friendship with Reds pitching coach Bryan Price, who was Webb’s pitching coach in Arizona for five years.
What’s next? Are they going to try to steal away Homer Bailey, Sam LeCure, Jay Bruce, Drew Stubbs or any other players of ours who have Texas ties?
What about Webb? How bad did you want him? Guess the Reds have some money to spend but maybe not THAT much.