What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
MJH on accountability
Sorry, but Crap-oli strikes out WAY too much. Unless we can play the Angels 162 games a year, not worth it.
He doesn't strikeout THAT much, check his splits. He has good numbers on OBP and SLG. Sees a ton of pitches per plate appearance, possibly best on team in that stat. Maybe this new hitting coach could make a few tweaks and off to the races he'd go. I'd rather see him as a DH, getting a start a week behind the plate or in emergency situations. Having Nap at DH and Young in the dugout improves the team drastically. He's not a terrific defensive catcher, but a lot of the issues with the running game have to do with how poorly the pitchers held runners.
God is right. Several of our pitchers, with their slow deliveries, bear a decent amount of the blame for the stolen bases allowed. With the pitchers we had this year, I don't think even Yadier Molina could throw out that many more runners than Soto and Napoli did. A few more, probably, but not a lot.
Josh and Napoli both should get QOs. Josh won't accept his, which is better for both sides. Even if Napoli doesn't accept his, the Rangers should consider re-signing him.
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