What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
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How much are the problems with the starting pitching due to fatigue? Harrison is definitely out of gas, so he might be able to rebound if Feldman and/or a AAA pitcher makes some spot starts. But Ogando has great velocity as far as I can tell. It looks like he just doesn't have sufficient secondary pitches. And Colby and Holland have been inconsistent all year, so I don't know if there recent problems have anything to do with fatigue.
I'm trying to remain optimistic by telling myself that it's fatigue, which could possibly be corrected. But I'm starting to think that the failure to replace Cliff Lee was fatal. A good group of young pitchers has taken us as far as they could this year, but they've hit a wall, so next season can't get here soon enough.
I am still not buying heat and fatigue. With the exception of C.J.? They have all been inconsistent. I am proud of them for all having double digit win columns. Holland is about to get it. Matty too. Ogando is closer than both, as well as older. Colby confounds me. No-hitter stuff one outing, BP the next. So, if you know you're in this predicament, then wouldn't you put your best offense in the line-up? A .048 hitter? Amd Murphy the other night? Rest should've come against slighter opponents, not a tough, stretch run! Instead, we go into tomorrow with a 2.0 game lead versus a rested team. I have a HOF relative that pitched here in hotter temperatures than this. And another who was a Cy Young Award winner and All-Star several times. I hate excuses for weakness and I hate poor management. Everytime I am about to climb on Wash's bandwagon, he kicks me off with poor decisions.
Tired of so-called "professional athletes"hiding behind fatique. This is your job. Suck it up and get it done. Jeez.
fatigue...sorry for the mis-spell..guess i'm a little tired.
unlike Ricky, i do think its fatigue; look we can debate for hours we all wont necessarily really know but concencus is fatigue, Nolan himself said he was concerned about the fatigue.... so there you go from the horses mouth. playing 81 games here is rough, and lets face it, CJ is one in a milliion as far as physically and athletically talented to handle it here (more reason to sign him....) I'm sticking with my original plan grab pitching from the waiver wire. if not the options to "rest" our starters are Tomtko, Scotty Felds, or someone who's never pitched in the bigs like Hamberguesa (thats Hamburger in spanish...it sounds cooler), Robbie Ross, even Perez. All sounds like a great plan, however i'd prefer to go after Gavin Floyd, if somone nabs him go after Danks, same thing, go after Lilly. just keep throwing it out there. Right now i think Gavin has a better chance of winning a game now and in the playoffs than Ogando. Danks the same, substitute Holland. Everyone is so afraid these guys wont get past another team...... but if that was true why havent those teams already claimed them? i dunno. thats my solution. I dont have the answer, i wish i did, and i wish i could make us all feel better. But I cant. all i know is that series was complete BS. and i better here stories of Wash going Bobby Knight or Jon Chaney on this team and getting them ready to utterly DOMINATE the angels. side note. Belter better nut up and cup up. i better see him on the field. half a beltre is better than a whole Quints.
The summer of 1980 was the worst heat wave ever in Texas. EVER! In that year? A 30 YO Jon Matlack pitched 234 IP. 31 YO Doc Medich pitched 204 IP. 37 YO Furgie Jenkinkins pitched 198 IP. And a 41 YO Gaylord Perry pitched 155 IP. C'mon man? 113 degrees!
And that same year, Tom Vandergriff threw ot the first pitch at my All-Star game.
yeah but that was in the golden days when men played the game. without PEDs, corked bats. They all dipped or chewed tabacco. Their facial hair could rival the most interesting man in the world. these guys played for two pence and a meal. and just the rush of the game. everything for the love of the game.
Today just a bunch of millionaire boys play. its a diff day and age.
although CJ does grow an awesome white trash stache......
Check the temperatures and stats of our pitchers back in the 90's when we were rolling. Last year wasn't exactly mild. Excuses. I have managed a lot of people. 120 plus at one time. Excuses for their failure is a sign of weakness. If Wash can't figure it out? Enjoy New Orleans.
Ricky in Fort Worth, who have you managed son? Where do you work?
** Count me in on the list of those who are worried
Ricky I never realized they won the WS in 1980 or even made it to the playoffs. I was around then and I think I would remember. So not sure what 1980 has to do with making it to the playoffs now.
"Check the temperatures and stats of our pitchers back in the 90's when we were rolling."
Don’t know if this is the best example for your point - The Rangers pitchers pretty well sucked in the 90's (relative to other playoff teams) and the 90’s Rangers teams "rolled' to the playoffs on the strength of their ridiculously powerful offenses...where they were then subsequently stomped by the yanks and their high-quality pitching arsenals...
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