Texas Rangers

Danks for Nothing, Rangers

John Danks was once a can't-miss prospect for the Rangers. Now he's all growed up, for the White Sox.

If you’re a Rangers fan that watched the Chicago White Sox win the American League Central Division with a 1-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins last night, my deepest sympathies.

You must be sickened after watching lefty John Danks, once upon a time one of Texas’ best prospects, pitch like Sandy Koufax in a game that got his team into October. Three days’ rest. Two hits. One championship.

“He was absolutely fantastic,” ESPN’s Peter Gammons gushed about Danks this morning. “The fascinating thing is that, in this game, he went back to the high-rising fastball he had in Texas.”

Perfect. Danks has 12 wins and is already a post-season hero. Texas’ return for him – Brandon McCarthy – finished the year with one win and countless injuries.

Sorry Rangers fans, but the girl you dumped just won Miss America. The girl you’re dating: Herpes. -- Richie Whitt