What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
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Broken left forearm in today's action...DAMNIT
He had value once. Now we get nothing out of him.
because a 4 week injury completely kills all value a pitcher has or ever will...
"You can never have enough starting pitching." This season, I predict we will inevitably see Jon Daniels reminded of that truth from GMing 101. Rookie mistake, inexcusable.
As they began the off-season, we all knew the Rangers were a SP or two short, and yet they did nothing to really address it. So they went into training camp with "almost enough. When injuries hit (as they always do) and the Rangers struggle because of not enough depth in the rotation, this one is on JD, not on bad luck
JD has made several "mistakes" the past two years. Yet we continue to blame Wash throwing our blind trust at JD and the FO. I wouldn't be opposed to signing Lohse now, but if the FO has decided that this year is to be a transition year, Grimm will be taking a hold of the 5th rotation spot.
Grimm is struggling. There's no way he makes the rotation. Tough call on that one...
Here's a list of remaining sp on the market.Dallas Braden (29)Kyle Lohse (34) - declined qualifying offerDerek Lowe (40)Dustin Moseley (31)Jamie Moyer (50)Roy Oswalt (35)Carl Pavano (37)Chien-Ming Wang (33)Kip Wells (36)Randy Wolf (36)Carlos Zambrano (32)
Chien-Ming Wang actually looked very strong in his last outing in the WBC. If he can stay healthy, he certainly looks like a guy worth taking a flyer on.
Having Buckel, Grimm and Perez all trying for the 5th starter slot was a good setup. Perez looked very good until this freak accident. I don't think this is a horrible blunder from JD this off season.
I don't think we're going to go dipping into the FA market because of this. If we do it will be a one year deal, IE not Loshe.
Perez uis a #5 pitcher at best. It's not like we are gonna miss him.
Like I said, Ross is going to be your #5 starter. The search will be to find a left handed bullpen arm.
You all are the laughingstock of the league. Really? Looks like one real writer here who hasn't posted IN TWO MONTHS!!! HAHAHAHA!!!! Two World Series berths in three years and two or three lame support sites? Dallas is a Sports town? Lame-ass Cowboys? Go YANKEES!!!!!!!!
If we don't go out and get lohse Ross makes the most sense as joe Ortiz has looked good so far
Ross will get the #5 spot and Perez will be down in AAA stating sharp in case something happens. Perez has a bright career in front of him and had looked really good this spring. I really wanted to see what he can do. This is just a small setback for him though. He'll be back as I'm sure well need him this season.
I don't see Ross as a #5 kind of guy, he did great last year out of the bullpen, but he just doesnt have the pitches to be a starter. He has two really good pitches, now I haven't seen him this spring so I don't know what he has worked on, but going off of last year I don't see Ross being sucessfull in the bullpen.
A #5 starter befoe Colby steps in will be needed only for 4 or 5 starts, not to panic. Slot Ross there, then move him to the bull pen, have Ortiz as the 2013 version of Ross 2012. Lohse not needed unless seen as posssible July trade for prospects. Then a Lohse, Andrus trade for Taveras, Miller and Wacha trade would fit both teams, especially so if Furcal has health issues and Andrus and Lohse are going strong with the Cardinals looking for a shortstop ans quality starter to make it to the playoffs and the Rangers are bouncing around .500 ball. Look at Lohse as a trade for Skole [#1 2010] OR Matthews [#1 2011], then it does not sound as costly.
It's nice to get Ranger info from an idiot named after a Mexican food.
Fajitas actually originated in the great state of Texas, you jackwagon.
As much as I'd love to talk trade porn with scenarios involving Elvis Andrus and some pitchers, I don't think the Cards overpay.
Yeah when Texas was in Mexico dumbass.
I bet Mexican food's wife is named "taquito".
Since you apparently don't click the links, best anyone can tell is that fajitas originated in Texas during the 1930s when Mexican ranch hands would cook the discarded skirt steak. The Original Ninfa's Restaurant in Houston introduced them as a staple of Tex-Mex cuisine, but they originated commercially as early as the 1960s. The fajita boom was created by restaurants in Austin and San Antonio, specifically the Austin Hyatt.
Now shut the fuck up about it.
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