The Rangers have signed early retirement case waiting to happen, Vladimir Guerrero, to a one year deal worth about $5M. Cadillac Winchester, the Texas Rangers GM, has explained that the Rangers will no longer waste time developing young players just to see them sign elsewhere later.
"We've tried the get younger, cheaper, more athletic approach. It didn't work. Moneyball? More like waste of Moneyball. We've decided that our best bet is to get older, less athletic, less healthy, and more expensive. If this doesn't work, we'll probably just give up."
This RJG reporter thinks they already have.