What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
MJH on accountability
I don't pretend to know what is happening with the Rangers the last few games.However I know this, they are in first place. They will likely end up in first place. That is what a cushion does for you, allow for the streaks of bad baseball.
Just like a President must gain political capital and spend it wisely, leads in playoff races are built up to cushion the negative effects of losing streaks. The Rangers and us fans have just been treated to some bad baseball over the last week but one thing about streaks is they do end. With this Rangers team they end with playing some pretty solid baseball and usually ripping off a few series wins. I know we would all prefer to have the Rangers win the thing by 10 or 12 games but that is just not in the cards this year. The Angels are about 6 games worse than the Rangers according to the pythag's (that might have narrowed in the last week or so) but I think that will end up being the case.
Mike Scioscia (sp) is in the midst of grinding his team into the ground. Weaver and Haren are likely to hit a fatigue wall as well and Scioscia is hell bent on making sure that happens. In the end they still have the same flaws no number 4 or 5 starter and a weak bullpen. Their offense is not very good either.
I'm guessing by moving his guys up he's trying his best to sweep us this weekend, figuring that with their upcoming schedule they'll be facing a few weaker teams and maybe he'll give his top 3 a rest then with hopes that their offense, which has inexplicably gotten better in the last couple months, will keep them from losing as many games as they hope to have gained on us.
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