T.R. Sullivan reports:
The Rangers have agreed to trade 2003 AL MVP Alex Rodriguez to the New York Yankees for All-Star second baseman Alfanso Soriano and a minor-league player to be named later.
What a suprise. Tom Hicks and John Hart have been lying to us all along — naming A-Rod Rangers team captain while continuing to work the trade talks.
Soriano is a fine addition for the Rangers, but don’t expect any new pitching in Arlington. Unlike Drayton McLane, Hicks doesn’t believe in adding good pitching talent.
Too bad, Hicks couldn’t get Stienbrenner to take Chan Ho as part of the deal.