We’re almost certainly going to be really bad about updating for the next couple of days as we hang out with family and friends, so bear with us.
Texas acquired Brandon McCarthy, who they intend to start, and OF David Paisano for LHP John Danks, RHP Nick Masset and RHP Jacob Rasner.
Danks was rated the #1 prospect in the BA top 10, and Nick Masset was #8. Paisano didn’t rank for the White Sox.
The Rangers’ statements so far make it seem like they intend to start McCarthy even if they do acquire Zito (but they’re not optimistic that’ll happen). That could be interesting: McCarthy’s ground ball percentage was 38.5%, and Texas’ outfield next year has Lofton in center and Wilkerson’s not too mobile either.