After years and a decade of wandering aimlessly from youth movement to patch-it-together-retread program to losing season, the Texas Rangers in 2007 gave general manager Jon Daniels a contract extension and a mission: Rebuild the farm system. Build a major-league winner. Three summers later the Rangers have ... arrived? With a minor-league system that's been among baseball's best and young players starting to play like championship veterans, Texas has an 8-game winning streak and the largest division lead in baseball.
So what now?
Since Rich Harden flamed out as the supposed ace, there are grumblings that the Rangers still need a pitching horse who can beat the Angels down the stretch or even the Yankees or Red Sox twice in a playoff series.
Question: Do the Rangers give up some of their prized prospects (Justin Smoak, Tanner Scheppers, etc.) to rent a primo pitcher for this year's playoff run? Or do they continue with the plan and further cultivate baseball's best young talent?
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In short, do you want the Rangers to stick to it, or go for it?