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November 05, 2010

Rangers outright German, McCarthy, Mathis

The Rangers have outrighted infielder Esteban German and right-handers Brandon McCarthy and Doug Mathis, making them free agents. The moves could close the door on McCarthy, closing the door on the trade for John Danks.

McCarthy spent the entire 2010 season with Oklahoma City, going 4-2 wiht a 3.36 ERA. He was on the disabled list three times.

Mathis made the Rangers Opening Day roster for the first time in his career, but spent most of the season with Oklahoma City.

German also spent most of the year with Oklahoma City, but was called up in September. He was on the Rangers American League Division Series roster, but did not see action.

The moves leave the Rangers with 31 players on the 40-man roster, plus three on the 60-day disabled list.

Right-hander Scott Feldman also had successful surgery on his right knee Friday. The knee forced Feldman to go on the 15-day disabled list at the end of August.

- Anthony Andro



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I hope German gets picked up by a team. Mathis might but McCarthy's probably done. He's a good guy but keeps breaking. Just my thoughts
I'm still thinking about this season. Great wasn't it?

it was indeed. I like German. Mathass shouldn't even be a bullpen warmup pitcher for the Hiroshima Carp!

This is the Rangers one and only chance to become relevant and stay that way in the Metroplex. Between our unheard-of success this year, and the unbelievable stink of the Cowbags quitting on the season (another real solid "effort" tonight vs GB), there will never be another opportunity like this to turn a predominant football town into a full time baseball town as well. Whatever Lee wants, they have got to pay it. if it's 5 years and 150 million, you pay it. Without a shut down staff ace (yes CJ was good but he is not a Lee type pitcher, no one is), you don't make the World Series. Unlike the AFraud overpay debacle, this team is actually loaded (including the coked-up manager) as-is for dominance. All we need is our renewed staff ace Lee.

Losing him here to NYY/etc will be a crippling blow to the franchise chances at continuing this streak of success to next year and beyond. There's a reason we're about dead last in baseball at only approximately 8,000 season tickets sold. This is a one time lottery ticket to fix that for probably another 50 years.

Don't eff it up boys. If you let Lee get away you'll never get back to where you almost were and all this momentum is lost forever.

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