The Weekend Wrap-up 1/10/2010

There was so much to keep up this weekend, what with the Cowboys beatdown of the dirty birds yesterday.

I wanted to sort of wrap-up a truly large weekend and maybe spur some interest in getting some comments going here.

Did you know the Rangers actually signed Vladimir Guerrero?

The Rangers have reached an agreement with free-agent outfielder Vladimir Guerrero on a one-year contract with a mutual option for 2011, according to club sources.

The deal and an official announcement are pending a physical and Texas is hoping that will be completed on Monday. The salary is expected to be between $5.5 and $6 million with a $1 million buyout if the Rangers don’t exercise their option. Guerrero can opt out of the second year, but does not get the buyout.

Texas went into the offseason looking for a right-handed bat that could be a presence in the middle of its lineup. Guerrero was at the top of its list and the deal was finally completed this weekend.

This is going to be an awesome signing. Of course, even if he doesn’t do squat on offense, at least he won’t be part of the Angels killing the Rangers as he has always done in the past.

And I guess you heard what happened in Lubbock?  Tommy Tuberville is the new coach at Texas Tech. Good luck trying to repair a split Red Raider Nation.

And don’t look now, but the Dallas Cowboys are probably the hottest team in the league right now. I’m watching the Packers get burned in their game so yeah, I’m liking the Cowboys’ chances for a Super Bowl run. 

Dallas hasn’t trailed during its four-game surge and hasn’t been tied other than 0-0. The Cowboys are doing it with the basic formula for playoff success: a solid quarterback and a stingy defense.

Dallas has given up only 31 points the last 16 quarters, just four touchdowns in four games. And three of those games were against New Orleans and Philadelphia, the teams that scored the most and fifth-most points in the NFL this season. The Eagles had just 18 snaps in the decisive first half Saturday night, and they finished 2 of 11 on third downs.

So now it’s on to Minnesota. Meanwhile, enjoy some moves from LT. I think the term is Bustin a move. Thanks for reading the blog.

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