What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
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If the Rays end up with the Wild Card, won't MLB give that series all the early bird start times. And I'm not even thinking of our daytime struggles--I just don't want to have to skip work again or get to the ballpark at 11:15 on Sunday morning.
Let's go Sox (or the broken shell of them, at least)!
No question about it. Was thinking about this very thing this morning. I'm not sure we win much prime time with either of them, but we definitely have more chance with Boston.
Oh if we play Boston, you can count on some primetime. It will be a split between them and the Yankees, but i would say we are a better draw than the Tigers in any game that Verlander doesn't start.
First of all, the RANGERS must finish better than the tigers. these next 2 games are IMPORTANT. I dont really care about the start times. we would have a huge advantage over the wild card. Price & Lester are both throwing wednesday night so neither would be available to their team until at least Game 3. Fingers crossed that they finished tied and have to play again Thursday. If there is a game Thursday, the sox would have to throw Lackey on 3 days rest vs. Neimann (or Davis on 3 days rest). so here is what the pitching matchups could look like if they play a 1 game playoff on thursday:
Vs. BostonGame 1: C.J. vs Beckett (on 3 days rest)Game 2: Holland vs Bedard (on 3 days rest)Game 3: Lewis/Harry vs LesterGame 4: Lewis/Harry vs LackeyGame 5: C.J. vs Beckett
Vs. TampaGame 1: C.J. vs Shields (on 3 days rest)Game 2: Holland vs Hellickson (on 3 days rest)Game 3: Lewis/Harry vs PriceGame 4: Lewis/Harry vs NiemannGame 5: C.J. vs Shields
Now I am just guessing that the sox wouldnt throw a fully rested Wakefield over Bedard & the rays wouldnt throw a fully rested Davis over Hellickson. But even if they did I see a huge advantage in those first 2 games for the Rangers. Of course the Rangers could also opt to throw CJ on 3 days rest in a game 4 scenario, but i dont think they will need to.
Yes, well put. It's not that the Yankees are terribly intimidating; it's just that the other two will be in such an exhausted state.
You can throw out anything that you believe to be true for the playoffs. Who's to say that the team that wins the wild card won't be able to carry that momentum into that playoffs? That being said, the only team that I'm really worried about facing is Detroit. Hopefully they match up with New York and get knocked out so that we're set up for a repeat of last years ALCS.
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