03/06/2012 7:01 PM
- I just want to say thank you to all the ranger fans who have supported me, and my efforts in the community the last six years in Texas. Surely it's both hard for some to understand that I left for a different team let alone a division rival- it was bittersweet for me as well.
At the end of the day the Rangers didn't make a push to keep me on the team. The Angels and Marlins wanted me on their teams and proved it. Everything written about an asking price etc was media speculation and never had an ounce of truth. The rangers are a great organization with talented front office and players and will be a difficult team to beat and it's very sad to leave such awesome teammates and fans. The last few years in Rangers Stadium were special- going from a losing team to bankrupt to American League champs was a complete transformation and obviously everyone should be proud of it.
The charity will continue even stronger now and we will continue to support North Texas kids as well as SoCal kids. Please keep that spirit of philanthropy alive for your local causes like cooks children's hospital, Scottish rite, Dallas Children's and the Boys and Girls Club.