Rangers sticking with their plan
December, 22, 2012
By Buster Olney | ESPN.com
Daniel Shirey/US PresswireDon't expect the Rangers to overpay for a player like Michael Bourn.The wrong reaction for the Texas Rangers would be an overreaction, a course correction that takes them off a trajectory that has carried them through two World Series appearances in the last three years.
Yes, it's been a rough offseason for the Rangers: They missed on Zack Greinke and James Shields, and Josh Hamilton signed with a division rival, and unless the Diamondbacks reassess their demands for Justin Upton, they're not going to get the right fielder, either. No matter what the Rangers do between now and the start of the 2013 season, it appears Texas won't have as a good a team as it did in May, when the Rangers looked like a juggernaut.