What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
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Who should the Rangers target?My choice is Seattle 1B-DH Kendrys Morales, 30 yr old switch hitter, .281 with .807 ops, 14 HR's-54 RBI, hitting over .300 vs leftys.Legitimate middle of the order bat. One a 1 year 5.25 mil contract.Would not require an A prospect. He's a rental who doesn't really play a position. Engle Beltre might get him.
I really thought that the Rangers would have signed Tori Hunter this winter. I bet they wish they had.
Engle Beltre might get him.
Manny Ramirez, plan 2: Aoki or Rios or Cuddyer [ though he probably is not available, Colorado still see themselves in the West NL division race].
If Engle Beltre hadn't let that ball pop out of his glove........it might have worked.Add Justin Grimm.
As long as we are talking to the Cubs, maybe they will throw in Rafael Soriano and his obscene contract.The Mariners also have Michael Morse and Raul Ibanez.Cuddyer would be a nice piece--but Colorado isn't out of contention yet and he would require a couple of nice prospects.I'm not big on Alex Rios--too expensive and too up and down.**Marlon Bryd has been mentioned*** at least he plays outfield and is right handed.And cheap.Aoki--Hunter Pence?
There really isn't much out there.Makes me appreciate Nelson Cruz and think we should try to resign him to at least a 1 year deal.
There you are Terry C! I have been looking of all places for you.
How have you been for this time? You always seem to give great insight to the game of baseball we all talk about. Where is everyone gone to? Andy? Eric?
I hope to hear back from you Terry C
Everyone wants a big bat to get some runs.Nobody wanted to respond to this post.
Allright smart boys--budding GM's--all you who know more than Jon Daniels!!!!!
Who should we go after??'You do realize that it will cost prospects that you don't want to give up1
Fucjk the prospects-let's try to win
So why wont one of you offer a solution to the RH outfielder / DH bat the Rangers should acquire?Complaining without offering a solution is just whining .
God knows Teri C knows WHINING.
Okay--i'll give you the answer.Carlos Quentin, RH power hitting LFHe won a game today with a home run. He's signed thru '15 with an option for '16--about 9 mil a year.He's .278/.366/.502 with 14 hr'sHe's hitting .212 at Petco Park but .333 on the road.He might enjoy hitting at the Ballpark in Arlington.And Sad Diego is selling!!!
But WAAAAGHHH-we would have to give up PROSPECTS.. WAAAAAGGGHHH
Your an idiot JD. The prospects are important to the success that is to come forth in the future. Dumbass
You might consider changing your meds
Some would like success now-DUMBASS.
JD, I can't help but think your on xanax every time you get on this message board. You take xanax hourly.
Is that all you got ? YAWWWNNN
Imagine a site where some numb nuts who calls himself/herself Rollie Fingerbanger calls another poster an idiot. LMFAO
Thanks for your discussion and detailed analysis guys.I value your opinions!
JD, puta tu madre
Joaquin doesn't like JD thats for sure. I think he is an idiot too Joaquin
Michael Young? No... been there... declining rapidly.Manny? Hmmmm.... and, free, too!Hunter Pence? Already have him in LF - his mirror, anyway.Alex Rios? Too streaky. Too expensive.Jeff Baker? Oh. Already ours. Hmmm...Carlos Quentin? Poor fielder... you complain about Cruz? Streaky.Alfonso Soriano? Wasn't he already a Yankee? Attitude problem?Mike Cuddyer? I'd like him. Jeff Baker better?Marlon Byrd? Why'd he leave, again? Can't carry a team.Mike Stanton? If only... yeah... I'd even take him as Giancarlo. Mike better, tho.
The problem is - none of these guys (other than Stanton) provide a long-term solution. This is a team that has a history of, not just hitting, but bombing other teams out of existence. We're not used to the eke-it-out offense, shut-em-down defense, pitch our way to glory type of team.
And, as long as the "toolsy" guys make it to the top of the Rangers draft board, the behemoths just aren't going to make it into our system, anymore. The top prospects are getting smaller and smaller (and faster and quicker) and the ability to pummel other teams into submission is being lost.
Hey! We COULD bring up Joey Gallo! His defense is supposed to be superb and he obliterates baseballs... when he finds one, that is. Could be fun... have to figure out what to do with Adrian, tho. YO! ADRIAN!!!
yeah let's bring up a guy who strikes out 3 outta 4 times at the plate. BRILLIANT
Soriano is officially a Yankee, so that ship has sailed, though I don't think the Rangers were ever interested anyway. Gallo's defense at 3B is questionable. I could see him moving to COF or 1B. Fortunately, his bat will play anywhere if his hit tool improves a little.
Morales, dumpy as he is, is hitting pretty well. Morse could also be a good acquisition. He plays 1B too, where he sucks less than OF. Other than that 1 dinger the other day, Mitch has been bad since returning from the DL. I wouldn't object to Morales or Morse at this point. Shit, anyone with a wRC+ over 100 might provide a shot in the arm to this terrible offense.
In July, 5 Rangers have had a wRC+ of 100 or better. Only 2 of those have at least 20 PAs for the month. Even with excellent pitching, that won't win you very many games. Ugh.
We have to get an impact bat or the Rangers will continue to falter this summer. I'd be happy with Morales or Rios at this point.
News that Rangers inquired on Atlanta Braves starting catcher, Brian McCann proves that they are leaving no possibility unchecked upon.Blame Jeffrey Loria. Ever heard that before? I'm convinced that Giancarlo Stanton would be in a Rangers uniform today if Miami baseball executives were calling the shots. The Rangers have made them an offer for Stanton that they want.But the owner says NO.
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