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Pudge best ever all-around Ranger

With 13 Gold Gloves, Rodriguez retiring as a top five catcher in MLB history

Updated: April 23, 2012, 1:41 AM ET
By Jim Reeves | ESPNDallas.com

There was a time, sitting on a barstool in some cozy pub on a cold winter's night, I might have argued that Ivan Rodriguez was a great catcher but he wasn't the best defensive catcher ever to put on a Texas Rangers uniform.

I'd have been dead wrong -- and you're right, not for the first time -- but that's the great thing about baseball: my opinion is just as good as yours and vice versa.

After the guy sitting next to me had punched my lights out for outright heresy, I'd have phoned ...

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