Law's minor league rankings: Rangers No. 9
Law, though, was complimentary of the Rangers' farm system, noting that Jurickson Profar is "arguably the top prospect in baseball" and that the club has others in Law's top 100, which will be revealed this week. Part of what Law says about the Rangers (you'll have to be an insider to read the whole thing):
Their international spending spree had to end under the new CBA, but many of the fruits of those efforts are just now reaching full-season leagues, setting the Rangers up well to maintain their contender status for several more years.
It's worth pointing out that Texas moved up to No. 9 after earning a No. 12 ranking last year. The fact that the Rangers continue to promote some of their minor-league players, thus taking them "out of the system" when it comes to rankings, or they have traded some to improve the big league team, shows the club is doing a good job of building depth on the farm.
The AL West:
4. Houston Astros
8. Seattle Mariners
9. Texas Rangers
22. Oakland A's
30. Los Angeles Angels
Yes, the Angels ranked last. Part of that was trading prospects for Greinke from a farm system that was thin already. Re-stocking that minor-league system will need to become a priority for the Angels.
Again, you can read the entire story here (insider).
103.3 FM ESPN PODCASTS
Play Podcast The Spurs had a championship in their hands, but melted down late in Game 6. Fitzsimmons & Durrett flash back to one of the most gut-wrenching moments in DFW sports history, Game 6 of the 2011 World Series, and compare it to San Antonio's meltdown.
Play Podcast Ron Washington joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett for his weekly visit to discuss the magnitude of Monday's win against Oakland, how he plans on using Jurickson Profar and how to handle a struggling ballclub.
Play Podcast Nolan Ryan joins Galloway & Company to discuss the Rangers' six-game losing streak and how to get out of their slump.
Play Podcast General manager Jon Daniels joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to discuss the Rangers' offensive struggles, injuries and the plan for Jurickson Profar once Ian Kinsler returns from the disabled list.
Play Podcast Jim Bowden joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett for his weekly visit to discuss the Rangers and a potential game-changing trade target for Jon Daniels and company.
Play Podcast Neal Cotts joins Galloway & Company to discuss pitching for the Rangers.
Play Podcast Nolan Ryan joins Galloway & Company to discuss the latest Rangers news, the mistakes the team has been making and possible trades.
Play Podcast Steve Busby joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to talk about the Rangers' road trip, surviving an 18-inning game and more.