What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
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And no, they're not going to beat Weaver tonight.
So at my job when we're going over old financial issues especially during the first fallout we notice certain things add up, that executives just seemed to "overlook" to ultimately get that extra profit they need, "we call it shady accounting". Well right now I think its time for some Rangers shady accounting to possibly get us out of this mess. Most of us can realize this team is highly fatigued. Unfortunately it appears that we do not have the players we need to give the right guys the rest needed. So I propose this.
The White Sox just descended from heaven to save the Rangers. If possible we need to nab Floyd and Konerko off waivers. Konerko is still a decent big bat which is good to have. We saw the issues of not having an extra long reliever when Colby struggled, and Felds couldn't pitch due to pitching earlier in the weak. Floyd can fill this gap. Most importantly, both Floyd and Feldman can spot start and give our starters rest. IMHO though i think Floyd should be a starter anyways. He could take Holland or Ogando's spot. Holland would add a left hander to the pen. Again Konerko is a guy that we can play at first and move Mitch to RF and finally hambone can get some rest. Nelly could get rest. Mitch could get rest. The flexibility is extremely helpful. Getting Beltre back would helps as well.
How we get it done, I'm not sure. Maybe they'll take Murph off our hands even though he's only signed through the year, but maybe they'll take Hurley or some of our other lower level pitchers. For Floyd I might consider Ramirez in the deal (but i've been a huge Floyd proponent and have made many posts on acquiring him). so I really just don't know what it would take, but i'd say we gotta do it. This team needs drastic infusion. I'm not being negative, its just watching this team and the timing i think is too fatigued to finish out this season with a fight. Just these two guys add a lot of flexibility to help. "DL" some ppl if you have to make room whatever it takes. again, shady accounting. Happens all the time and we're in this for the long run.
Just an idea, I'm just at a point where I'm trying to find something to get these guys some help before we lose the West. Feel free to tear apart lol.
And just who do you remove from the 25 man to make room for these proposed players? We are fine. Leave it alone, but for Pete's sake, play the best line-up. You notice Hamburger being stretched out successfully in AAA?
Best hamburger in Texas
Wash talked about Hamburger today getting a Sept callup and possibly some work in. Still, I agree with DC, Danks and Floyd make this rotation much more formidable as well as the bat of Konerko. I wish we could nap 2-3 of those guys. WSox also put Thorton on waivers
Thats the hard part. i really don't know. hence the "shady accounting" hambone isnt playing the same.... possible DL there...Nelly too..... either .but to compare hamburger to Floyd i'm sorry isnt even an argument. as far as pitching goes you can move o'day again (poor guy). we would then bring these guys up when call ups occur. like i said it was just an idea. I dont think i've seen us play bad overall baseball like this all year. maybe MY will hold a players only meeting. dunno. Regardless it'd be hard to deny the appeal of having konerko during a playoff run. just a thought.
Looks like we've got three tired starters.
skeletor's going all out! the texas white sox! lol. either danks or floyd would be nice. floyd would be cheaper and probably easier to coax into a long relief position if needed. but again i'm biased. i really like Floyd and if you read the clubhouse article on Ogando it might be best for Floyd to finish out the season and Ogando back to the pen. i dunno its a quandry. regardless its obvious we have a tired team, and it'd be nice to get some fresh blood in here. skeletor wants all 3 and a reliever, i'd be happy w one pitcher and konerko. the logistics of it all would be the roughest part til roster expansion. maybe we'll get a miracle and theyll do us a favor and rough up weaver for just one game.
DC - Roster expansion can get you to the post season, but you better figure out your post season roster within the next week! Otherwise a trade will do you about 30 days worth of good.
Good thing we traded Tommy Hunter - otherwise Hamburger would have been in grave danger upon callup...
Ricky, right now i'll take 30 days if it will get us to the post season. All we need is an in, that alone will energize this team again, and (like i always say) i think we're this years giants. get in by 1 game or even .5 game. then make a run to the WS. i'll take it.
Does nobody else think Konerko would be a nice bat to have on this team right now? i know CHW is a hitter friendly park but its no RBPiA. even as just a Thome type pinch hitter....
and what if Beltre doesnt come back, nobody's mentioned that. he was supposed to be back like 3 weaks ago. reaggravated his injury. never a good sign. i'm afraid he goes 10 Ellsbury comes back for 2 games and is out with the same issue.
God i need more valium. sad how a week ago we're hanging out with a big black bald dude livin the high life.... and here were are today.......on the verge of animimal sacrifice. lol
No way any of Konerko, Floyd, or Danks makes it past the Angels. Not a chance. Actually, probably no way any of them makes it past the Indians. Remember too that Konerko has five-and-ten rights and can veto any trade. And Danks and Floyd, both with another year of team control after this one, actually will probably not even make it past the Orioles in waiver pecking order.
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