The Texas Rangers signed a 20 year, $3 billion TV deal with Fox Sports Southwest. This averages out to $150 million per year before ticket revenue. Needless to say, the balance of power in the AL West just shifted even further in favor of the Rangers. Coupled with their farm system and current talent, Texas is in good shape to be a perennial contender. Hopefully (?) this means they can keep the Yankees from getting Cliff Lee, but it also means they have a lot more money to spend in the FA market. Talk about going from rags to riches.