I guess we can agree that the Rangers are now in a tryout mode - letting the top prospects play to see who is ready to step in next year. I keep thinking back to the Atlanta Braves. If you recall, they were horrible in the late 1980s. They made the decision to blow it up and start over. They traded everyone on the major-league team (who had any trade value) for prospects, concentrated on the draft, and rebuilt through thier farm system. They were not competitive for about three years in the NL while the prospects matured. When they were ready, the Braves started winning - and winning - and winning. And they did it with home-grown talent. When they got to the point that trading for a top-tier player was needed in order to win big, they had a pantry-full of prospects they could afford to trade. Wonder if the Rangers are borrowing that approach? Might as well - they talent they have now can't compete in the AL West. And while they're at it, I'd like to see them go to Tampa and hire everyone on their staff that is responsible for developing pitchers - the Rays certainly seemed to have that figured out.