The Rangers are closing on a deal with Marlon Byrd to avoid arbitration and appear to be a wee bit closer on a possible deal with Ben Sheets. Signing Sheets looks more likely since the Yankees re-signed Andy Pettitte. Aside from that, not much is happening on the baseball front.
Due to the lack of action, I am taking this opportunity to continue our march through the 1972 Topps team set. Today we see Jeff Burroughs on card number 191.
After a normal picture on Pete Broberg's card, Topps heads back to the odd angle of previous cards with this one. Jeff was the first pick of the 1969 draft. He debuted with the Senators in 1970 and moved with the team to Texas. After the move he stayed with the Rangers until 1976 when he was traded to the Braves following the season. Texas got five players and $250,000 for Burroughs. Jeff played nine more seasons in the majors after that and appeared for four more teams.