Jamey is a lifelong Rangers fan who has been blogging for nearly 20 years at newbergreport.com and traces his fandom back to the days of Bump Wills, Bert Blyleven, and the powder blues. One was an undersized middle infielder who drew little college interest, the other a projectable prototype possessing what one industry publication called "The most electric arm" in his draft class. The first player was so hungry to turn pro that he eagerly signed for barely half of what his draft slot called for. The other commanded enough that his team had to go more than 50 percent above slot to bring him aboard. One Rangers scout believed with conviction in both Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Hans Crouse, as did the crosschecker he helped sell on each player. Ultimately, so did the people making the ultimate.....

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