What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
MJH on accountability
C John Buck, Matt Treanor1B Mitch Moreland2B Ian Kinsler, Andres Blanco3B Michael YoungSS Elvis AndrusOF Josh Hamilton, Nelson Cruz, Julio Borbon, David Murphy, Jeff FrancoeurDH Vlad GuerreroSP Cliff Lee, CJ Wilson, Colby Lewis, Derek Holland, Tommy HunterRP Alexi Ogando, Tanner Scheppers, Darren O'Day, Darren Oliver, Omar Beltre, Michael KirkmanCL Neftali Feliz
Andrus SSYoung 3BHamilton CFGuerrero DHCruz RFKinsler 2BMurphy LFMoreland 1BBuck C
Blanco UTIL INFBorbon OFTreanor CFrancoeur OF
Lee LHPLewis RHPWilson LHPHunter RHPHolland LHP
Feliz RHP (closer)Ogando RHPO'Day RHPOliver LHPKirkman LHPStrop RHPHarrison LHP
I think we're looking at the team we finished with, with the following exceptions
- Free Agent Catcher to replace Molina, I prefer Buck over the others, but we'll see.- If Frankie Francisco walks, I expect the Rangers will sign a RHP middle reliever possible that its a Middle Reliever with closing experience. I am confortable with Ogando setting up Feliz though.- DH by committee after not coming to terms with Vlad-The free agent money goes to Cliff Lee. Crawford and Werth are not coming here, though I would love Werth. Vic Martinez, and Beltre are not worth the money compared to what we have, and have to hang on to.
I am thinking that some of the fringe arms in the system, such as Kirkman and Strop will get their feet truly wet in 2011.
C- Buck, Treanor1B- Moreland/Dunn2B- Kinsler3B- Young/BlancoSS- ElvisLF- MurphyCF- Hamilton(hate him here, but it puts our best lineup on the field)RF- CruzDH- Adam Dunn(I just got a feeling on this one)
SP- Cliff LeeSP- CJ WilsonSP- Colby LewisSP- Neftali FelizSP- Derrick Holland
We also really need to add some power arms to this pen, I won't go into detail on names, but I do not want to see Feldman, Nippert, Harrison, ect on this roster.
You guys are living a pipe dream if you think Michael Young doesn't play 3B next year,
Pryor- I think there's no doubt that Young opens the season at 3B. But I think JD is smart enough to know that, as bad defensively as MY was this season, if he gets even worse as he ages next year, there needs to be a better fallback option than Andres Blanco rolling out every day. I think Juan Uribe makes sense for the money.
C: John Buck, Matt Treanor1B: Mitch Moreland2B: Ian Kinsler3B: Michael Young, Alex GordonSS: Elvis AndrusUT: Nick PuntoLF: Carl CrawfordCF: Julio BorbonRF: Josh HamiltonDH: David Murphy, Marcus Thames
Zack GreinkeColby LewisCJ WilsonDerek HollandTommy Hunter
Neftali FelizKoji UeharaAlexi OgandoDarren O'DayDarren OliverMatt HarrisonMark Lowe
DL: Scott Feldman
A different, cost effective, and realistic lineup IMHO
Catcher Treanor and Max Ramirez- Pray for a breakout1st- Moreland2nd-Kinsler3rd-MYSS-Andrus
OF-Rotation of Murphy Hamilton Cruz and BourbonDH- Adam LaRoche- Cheaper than Dunn and has a swing built for the Jet Stream in right center
Utility- If the price is right go grab Bill Hall. If not then live with Blanco
RotationGreinke- Give up Holland-Perez-Sardinas (sp?)WilsonLewisHunterJohn Garland- If we get Greinke then having a consistent and price effective force like John Garland helps
CL-Nefti8th-Scheppers7th-OgandoSpecialists- The Darren's
C: Buck/Treanor1B: Mitch Moreland2B: Ian Kinsler3B: Adrian BeltreSS: Elvis AndrusUT: Andres BlancoLF: Josh HamiltonCF: Julio BorbonRF: Nelson Cruz4OF: David Murphy5OF: Willy Tavares DH: Michael Young
CL Neftali FelizSU Alexi OgandoDarren O'DayDarren OliverMark LoweTanner ScheppersMichael Kirkman
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