General manager Jon Daniels spoke Friday morning at North Texas as the latest speaker in the Distinguished Lecture Series for the College of Business. The first half was him lecturing (Admission: I missed it and am not sorry I did) and the second half was a Q&A with a crowd of 100 to 125 student and professors.
That was the good part, and some Rangers fans represented themselves very well. Good questions, like who will the Rangers protect for the Rule V draft (Answer: probably Omar Poveda, Michael Schlact, John Mayberry Jr. and Jose Vallejo) and will they pick up Hank Blalock's option (Answer: likely). The student next to me asked how concerned the organization is about the drop in Blake Beavan's velocity (Answer: A little, but not really). Good stuff.
-- Jeff Wilson