The Rangers are trying to win a World Series Championship. Bottom line. That fateful night in St. Louis in 2011 when the Rangers couldn't quite get over the hump is like an indelible scar in the nightmares of Rangers fans everywhere. But this organization is determined for redemption. And the Rangers have one of the deepest and best farm systems in the MLB. This gives them the luxury of adopting a "win now" mentality, while not mortgaging their future. There are plenty more talented up-and-comers where Olt and Grimm came from and the Rangers can use some of them to go seek out another outfield bat before the trade deadline if they so choose.
This Garza deal had to be done if the Rangers want to keep pace with the A's and challenge for the World Series. No ifs, ands or buts about it. And Rangers fans should be very pleased at the commitment and hard work this organization puts in -- from the front office to the players -- to ensure that their franchise is in the best position to win, unlike a certain other team in Arlington who's stadium is within view of the Ballpark. But that's a discussion for another day.
Garza made his debut in a Rangers uniform Wednesday night against none other than the New York Yankees at the Ballpark in Arlington. There may not be a better recipe for a debut game and the first step in a march toward the playoffs.
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