Thome a very intriguing possibility for Rangers

Published Jan. 11, 2011 3:13 p.m. ET

By Steve Hunt

Last week, the Rangers made a big splash by signing veteran third sacker Adrian Beltre to a six-year contract to the tune of $16 million per year. With that move, the era of Michael Young at the hot corner in Arlington effectively came to an end as the longtime Ranger moved to a combination role of utility infielder and designated hitter.

Now, this week comes the news that the Rangers aren