What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
MJH on accountability
Haren sure likes to break rule 8.01 without consequence.
14 posts--child please!
Of course you pick up that option. One win of WAR is worth roughly eight million dollars. His 4.4 WAR of a year ago would be spectacular for that price. Then again 1.9, this season, is quite a bargain as well. As far as his injury is concerned he's throwing a mile and a half slower as opposed to last season and he's getting significantly fewer singing strikes. That said his drop in velo and by extension his overall effectiveness is directly effected by his hip injury. Inhibiting his ability to brace his back leg and drive forward with his hip. So, if all goes well and his hip is fixed, he could return to the 4.0 WAR starter of a year ago.
Joe crawl back under your rock. I'll school your bitch ass any day of the week and twice on Sunday's.
Hey, Ricky in Fort Worth. Lincecum isn't in the AL. Now I can have have no regrets while I ignore your copious posts.
You know what's even less conducive to the conversation than any relevant post, no matter how much you disagree with it? Interrupting the thread to call out someone who voices his opinion frequently.
Surely you have better things to do than come in here and badmouth someone who posts a lot. Unless you have absolutely no life, or are trolling. Either way, if you're not going to contribute to the discussion, I suggest you find something else to do.
Martina, REALLY--Between your calling someone 'bitch ass' and your sister ricki calling someone 'clown ass'-one has to wonder what is the fixation with that particular part of the body. But I'm sure you are both nice girls.
Colby Lewis is a huge asset to the team. He was signed as a 3rd-4th starter and has pitched like one this year. A lot of the hating stems from the expectations he set last year, when he pitched like solid number 2 and was excellent in the playoffs. The guy is a horse and perfectly affordable.
I don't want to see him start Game 2 in the playoffs, but I do want him back next year.
I agree with everything JBeckTex said, I'm just hoping Colby isn't blocking say a guy like Hurley from a break out year. However since there is a slight possibility that CJ Might be gone next year I think you need a vet like Colby back next year or try to get Buhrle but you see how well trying to get konerco went.
Lewis is a finesse pitcher whose effectiveness is highly dependent on commanding his pitches. Mechanics are critical for every pitcher but Lewis with a bad hip is just asking too much in the playoffs. Against the Yankees, Detroit, or Boston I believe we are asking for trouble if we run him out there in Game 2.
The fact that he has survived the year and has a winning record is a credit to him and the Rangers offense. If we do send him out I hope I am wrong, if even for 5 innings...
When healthy I would gladly pay him $3.25 for next year...
My playoff rotation is Wilson, Holland, Harrison, and Ogando.
btw, Mr. Hamburger may have a little more upside than we thought, possibly a bullpen piece for 2012 ?
Why bullpen? Make him a starter this year the Rangers were so lucky none of the Starting 5 went down with a major injury that won't happen two years in a row. What depth did the Rangers have behind Feldman? Next year you might haveCJ (FA)HollandHarryColbyOgando(sp or bullpen)Feliz (sp or closer)HurleyHamburgerMartin PerezDavid PerezRamirezThat's some major quality depth
No brainer here. $3.25mm for a pitcher that can go almost 200 innings? We paid Brandon Webb $3mm last year to rehab all year.
WOW! Joe making an appearance to remark on the number of times someone posts?! That's awesome.
JBeckTex and ranger miker have hit this one on the head:
In this day and age, you absolutely pick up a $3.25M option on a guy like Colby – it’s really a no-brainer. As JBeck and ranger alluded to, Colby is an innings-eater and a great depth guy.
Martin - I agree with your concern about Colby holding one or more of the young kids back, however I would submit these items, in an effort to alleviate your concerns:
1) You can never have too much pitching depth in MLB - it is pretty amazing to me that we made it through the year w/ no injuries to any of the 5 guys original rotation members - that is pretty rare.
2) Preserving service time and allowing the young guys the proper amount of time to mature is a good thing, IMO - Also, what happens if you give the 4th/5th spot to a kid and he bombs? Again, preserving the rotation depth w/ someone like Colby would be invaluable.
I said Colby was likely to do it and he did. 200.0 IP and 14 Wins.
Still think he ain't worth the option, Colby critics? And there is still the arb situation to deal with.
@ 7.62x39 - I made that clear, it was MLB not AL. Either you cannot read or you're the troll using different names such as "Joe". I'll go with the latter. AC/DC!
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