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And probably the present.
However, the White Sox trade RHP Brandon McCarthy and OF David Paisano for LHP John Danks and RHP's Nick Masset and Jacob Rasner. I thought one of the reasons they shipped Garcia to the Phillies was to open a slot in the rotation for McCarthy. Maybe the Labor Day '05 Game in Fenway was a fluke, but McCarthy looked like he had dominant stuff that day and is only 23. If he wasn't the future of the franchise, why make him a stumbling block towards getting Soriano at the trade deadline, a move that probably would have put the White Sox in the playoffs, and who knows what would have happened from there with the wacky post-season that developed.
If the Rangers ever get Zito to go with Millwood, McCarthy and Padilla, they would actually have a quality rotation for the first time since the mid-late 90's teams that won the AL West.

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I was a little shocked to say the least when I saw this yesterday. I asked my best friend who happens to be a Ranger fan, and he didn't have much input on the 3 we got back, but from where I'm reading, Kenny Williams seems to be excited about the deal, and said that they were just bowled over.

I'm a little surprised that we haven't really brought in a big name on offense or defense, and figured as well that the Garcia deal cemented McCarthy's place in the rotation. I guess our rotation will be Garland, Buehrle, Contreras, Vasquez, and surely one of the young arms we've dealt for this offseason.

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I like the deal. I thought McCarthy was good, but honestly having seen him pitch this year, I don't think he has a ceiling higher than #3 guy. Everything I've seen on Danks suggests his high end could be #1 level stuff. While I don't much like it for this year, I think it's a good deal. The Rangers get a guy who is ready to contribute this year, while the Sox continue to stock up on high-powered arms. This deal should work out well for both teams.

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