What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
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Reports are that Puig could be called up this week.
The young Cuban is compared to Cespedes and Bo Jackson.Dont the Dodgers have him signed to a 7 yr.--42 million contract?
No use dreaming about getting him to Arlington
Thnx for that wonderful insight Teri.
I gotta say for a lady Teri knows her baseball.
Thanks, JD.The Ranger game was a disappointment ---but there is some great coverage of the ladies softball state championships on now!
You are not just trading a prospect for Puig but a top core veteran infielder that has had not one but two 30/30 seasons. Kinsler is an All Star, Puig is a prospect with a lot, and I mean a lot of issues. Never- the- less, he does have enormous up side, even more than Stanton or Taveras. All of this as I have repeatedly pointed out is totally hypothetical and so unlikely to happen as to be a near pointless discussion. Yes, Eric, I am aware of this. You are however dealing with the Dodgers, who seem bent on collecting all stars, not just potentials: and the Dodgers need a boost in run production, and more bat out of the infield now that H.R. is on I.R.. The team does have a tendency to overreact to a momentary crisis. Even looking at a totally unlikely scenario, if given the choice of Puig, Stanton or Taveras my preference for a multitude of reasons would be 1. Puig, 2. Taveras and then 3. Stanton as targets to acquire. The Rangers going forward, especially after this season need outfielders, that is why the focus on the three. Any would fit well in the corner outfield, but would prove very costly. A more likely scenario would be to target Carlos Beltran, Jacoby Ellsbury or Hunter Pence for 2014 when and if they become free agents or resign Cruz and/or Murphy. Any two of those five could be good fits. Or an infielder slides out to right. Kinsler already has experience on the grass when the Rangers face the RedSox or Tigers and the Big Papa or Cecil is at the plate.
If you think Puig can be had for Kinsler you need a lobotomy
If you think Kinsler can be had for Puig you need a lobotomy.
I started this thread and proposed KInsler, Grimm and Olt for Salvador Perez. And that was shouted down.Can't we give them a list of prospects to choose from.?
I think we should not empty the farm for Stanton.or Price or Taveras or Puig. Or Cliff Lee.
The Rangers really need a young stud catcher. I think Perez should be more affordable and maybe even more valuable than the "usual suspects."I an really bummed that he hasn't been in the lineup. Bereavement leave.
Mike Olt really needs to be one answer at corner outfield ----because he can be moved to third base when Beltre gets a tweak.
JD, you are so confusing. What are you saying, or do you even know.
You are not just trading a prospect for Puig but a top core veteran infielder that has had not one but two 30/30 seasons. Kinsler is an All Star, Puig is a prospect with a lot, and I mean a lot of issues.
Why would the Rangers trade Ian Kinsler for a player with "a lot, and I mean a lot of issues"? That makes no sense. Also I have not heard from anyone other than you that Puig has more potential than Tavares or Stanton. Again, I think you are embellishing a bit.
We don't need to trade Ian Kinsler or Jurickson Profar.
I'm about to go watch the 4th quarter of the Indiana Pacer--Miami Heat game 6.Pacers -at home-lead by 13 trying to force a game 7.
Lebron is about to go OFF!!!!
Terry, sorry about that but threads have a life of their own. Look on the bright side, we are talking baseball, not something dissociative. You have even got a few old posters that are knowledgeable about baseball and the Rangers as major focus. In my opinion, and that all that it is, any team does not trade a bonafide .300 batting cathcer who is solid on defense. How many are there in the majors: Mauer, Molina, Posey and a part-time Martinez. Any others? The Royals need to build their team around Perez, not trade him. Kinsler is a greater possibility, but very highly unlikely and a core player. Kinsler is not going to be traded unless it is in a Price or Stanton trade. But that will not happen, because neither team can afford him. So we are back to a Puig or Taveras trade. In both situations each has already been penciled in as their eventual starting right fielder and #3 hitter: Puig when Ethier is moved off right field, either to another position or team, and Tavers when Beltran becomes a free agent at the end of the season. Eric, patience, wait 5 years then we can compare Puig to Stanton, to Taveras. We can rave all we want about prospects, but that is what they are until proven in the majors even if both seem a save bet.
I read a report that said that the Washington W's may be interested in Kinsler.
Put Kins at catcher
Link to Terry C post -http://www.sportsworldreport.com/articles/16050/20130531/washington-nationals-rumors-texas-rangers-ian-kinsler-trade-option-jurickson.htm
The article doesn't mention what the Rangers would get in return
JD, in your inglorious ignorance, you may have stumbled on a solution. Kinsler can move to first if not right field. But there is one who could convert to a catcher. He was originally signed as much as a power lefty pitcher as a power hitting right fielder. He has the arm, the size and the knowledge to convert to catching, and that is Mitch Moreland. And there is the time and mentor IN AJ.
Yeah because left handed cathers are all the rage.
If you are SERIOUSLY suggesting that Moreland be moved to catcher then you have lost what LITTLE credibility you ever had.
Les-here's an idea you could embrace. Put Profar at catcher.
What would the Nats have the would intrigue the Rangers for Kinsler?
Anything for Kinsler.
Ian Kinsler is a damn good player.
Were not going to give him away!
He's okay. Just has a ludicrous contract that makes trading him next to impossible.
JD, when BILL DICKEY, who was a true lefty but was compelled by narrow minds to throw from the right side, asked why is there no left handed catchers, he was told that the catcher would hit right handed batters in the head. Dickey countered with would not right handed catchers hit lefty batters in the back of the head. Dickey finished with 'THAT IS ABSURD' Innovation moves the game ahead, sabermetrics is an excellent example. There are plenty of lefty batters catching, like JOE MAUER, who by such absurd thinking, like you suggest, are forced to learn to throw with their other unnatural arm. What truly is absurd though is your suggestion to have Kinsler or Profar catch.
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