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Friday, December 29, 2006

Hicks no longer synonymous with ATM

So Barry Zito called the Texas Rangers' bluff.

The Rangers were trying to stonewall the eccentric left-hander and his agent/devil minion Scott Boras into making a decision by this weekend to accept Texas' contract offer. Zito and Boras quickly made their decision and it was not to go to Arlington.

Apparently, some things in San Francisco are bigger than Texas. Say what you will, I think Zito would have been an awful fit in Texas.

This time, Hicks stood his ground and didn't get swindled by Boras (see A-Rod's $252 million contract and Chan Ho Park's 5-year, $65 million deal/albatross). Good for Tom Hicks and good for the Rangers.

Now if they could only solve that pesky starting pitching problem.


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