I know this will sound a bit hypocritical after I've been bitching about pitching, but I'd hate to give up Soriano. But, in the interest of pitching an a probably $10 million a year for Alfie I could swing it. I think another way of looking at trading, would be Kevin Mench, although a fan favorite, because he hasn't developed quite like the Rangers had hoped. There is also Laynce Nix, a tremendous center fielder, but a little slow with the bat.
However, Hicks has the cash to pay Alfie and to pick up a pitcher, he's just been too much of a tight ass to do so...I mean, come one, the guy owns the Rangers and the Dallas Stars!! Hicks has the money to lure someone here, he just has to pick the right one. Also, firing John Hart would be a good move. GM Hart has been an assclown since he got here and doens't seem to understand pitching=winning in baseball. Hart did the same thing with Cleveland in the 90's, built the team around an offense...which is great and can win many games, but will do nothing for you when the hitting goes cold for 2 or 3 weeks or you get into the playoffs and everyone except you can pitch.