Now that Michael Young is no longer a Ranger, the position of "My Favorite Ranger" is up for grabs. It could have fallen to Josh Hamilton, but he had to go sign with the Angels and then say that those of us rooting for the Rangers "aren't really in a baseball town".
Well Josh Hamilton, you can kiss my ass. I was hoping you'd have a good season while the Angels fell on hard times and suffered numerous inexplicable losses, but now I hope you suck.
Sorry, I got sidetracked by my new found disgust at Josh Hamilton for a second.
I'm giving serious consideration to this guy:
David Murphy is going to get more regular playing time now that Hamilton is gone. Last year he had 15 homers, 61 RBIs and hit .304 in 457 at bats. He's never going to be a slugger, but he plays hard and takes advantage of what the pitchers give him. He reminds me a bit of one of my former favorite Rangers, Rusty Greer.
This card came to me recently from my good friend and trade partner Robert of $30 A Week Habit and the insanely titled Serial Numbered Insanity. Thanks Robert.