Posted by egriffey on October 8, 2008 at 2:49 PM
Amen. I'm tired of this orginization changing direction. First, in my mind, was Doug Melvin's three-year plan to develop young players. THe next year, he was fired and replaced with John Hart-less, who brought in the Chan Ho Parks and Ken Caminitis of the world. Then, the Rangers went young again, with Colby Lewis and Jaquin Beniot as the next saviors. That was derailed by one 89-win season in 2004. That led, eventually, to another series of win now moves, culminating in the Adam Eaton, John Danks trades -- though both were made by JD, of course. The att**ude seemed to be that the RAngers were close, possibly one or two players away.

FInally, the Rangers seem to be commited to a long-range development plan. The difference between the development strategy now, and the ones abandoned in the past are the caliber of prospects -- if you believe BA.

The worst thing that could happen to this team is another 89-win season. I don't think the owner is patient enough to stay on course.
Posted by eglooney on October 8, 2008 at 11:39 AM
Woooh... I knew Galloway was a b*** - just didn't know, in truth, how much girth is in that b***.

Blackie Sherrod and Frank Luksa.

Class and class.

Randy Galloway? Class clod.
Posted by jbopar on October 8, 2008 at 11:10 AM
I, too, am excited about the Ranger's farm, especially the prospective pitching improvements. However, I can understand the impatience of many when it comes to the final product in Arlington. It remains to be seen what will develop from all these improvements.
Ranger history isn't very good when it comes to developing and fielding good quality young pitchers. Somehow they seem to wind up surfacing on other teams. We all know the stories and the frustrations... and the cynicism.
Galloway, no doubt, plays on those things. In fact, he is not unlike some bloggers on these forums.
But, as hopeful, as I am about the Rangers, I can only hope that the people who evaluate and coach our young pitchers will be much improved in the future, once we know who they are. Nolan's influence has got to help, but most of us want to see results before we start buying tickets. When it starts getting good on TV, then I've got a great idea for a sign to bring to the game.
Posted by KT on October 8, 2008 at 9:44 AM
Thanks for the straight talk, facts , and fact-based opinions. So many people are instant gratification based, and short-sighted. I have been a fan of the Rangers since I listened to them on the radio with my grandparents in the early '70s. I continue to be ridiculed by some for this wasted emotion. Just like I was when I was a fan of the Cowboys in the late '80s, and a fan of the Mavericks in the '90s. A fan of the Stars last year. I love the game. I love the rise (and suffer and fall) of these teams.

Like the antagonist and the protagonist of simple cartoons and theater of our childhood, Randy Galloway is just so much Howard Cosell. He seems to be stoking the fires of opinion, just to get reactions: any reaction is better than indifference. That is the way of talk for talk's sake.

I tell friends that your Reports are the best place for the REAL fans of our Rangers to obtain legitimate information. Thanks for your efforts.