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Giancarlo Stanton, Coco Crisp and Peter Bourjos were all lost to hamstring injuries on Monday evening (4/29). The severity of the individual injuries is uncertain. Each of these have at least some impact on the Rangers.
Bourjos was, arguably, the Angels best player (.329/.379/.481). His loss is somewhat mitigated by the return of Erick Aybar to the roster tonight. However, it removes a hot bat out of the Angels already underachieving offense.
Crisp, the popular catalyst of the A's, was also off to a nice start (.290/.394/.581). Unlike Bourjos, at the time off this post, Crisp is not headed to the DL. He is listed as doubtful for tonight's (4/30) game against the Angels.
By contrast, Stanton's injury looked like the worst of the group. A notoriously slow starter, Stanton had started hitting. What does this mean to the Rangers?
Stanton, a chiseled 6-6, 240 lbs, has attracted the attention of several teams, including the Rangers, as the Marlins continue their rebuilding project. Despite playing in a career high 150 games in 2011, the 23 year old ex-football player has already developed a disturbing injury history.
I think that he's still worth making a trade for. But this makes me cautious about giving away too much for him. The Rangers have the necessay fodder, whether the Marlins want kids, established Big Leaguers or some combination of the two. But, in the immortal words of Bob Sturm, "tap the brake." That is, don't SLAM the brakes on this one. Just ease off the throttle a bit.
THNX Capt bvious
THE HAMSTRING GOD HAS RECEIVED HIS SACRIFICE AND HE IS SATIATED. FOR NOW.
BUT HE ALWAYS HUNGERS.
I'd still trade for Stanton. :)
I bet he's faking it to spite the Marlins, just because he knows without them the Marlins have ZERO fans in attendance which means his likelihood of being traded increases. Of I was on that team I wouldn't play hard if at all.
We know you wouldn't play hard Rangerboring. That's why you are a loser.
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