What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
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Enough of the JD trolling posts. It's time to get back to talking about real baseball.
1. Going into the second half of the season, what is the starting rotation that you would like to see (including the possibilities of upcoming trades and returns from the DL) ?
2. Do you think this 2013 Ranger team has what it takes to go all the way this year? Who will they face in the World Series?
The Rangers will have great hitting with Manny Ramirez entering the lineup and striking fear to opposing pitchers. The rotation should be Darvish, Holland, Perez, Lewis and Ogando... Enough to win the world series, absolutely. Hang onto all the blue chip prospects but I wouldn't mind buying that Cuban pitcher that will be ready now.
I want Jon Daniels to stand pat and go after it with Manny and the current group. This is our year. Ron Washington dancing around the trophy. eric will love it and so will all of us.
erica and chump. I perfect couple. THIS IS NOT A WORLD SERIES TEAM!!!! you stupid fucks.
wow my idiot troll is making a fool of himself again
Tough first question as there are questions about when Lewis and Holland get back and how well they will do when they arrive; not to mention how good Yu will be when he gets off the DL. If both Lewis/Harrison are healthy, I would go Holand, Darvish, Lewis, Harrison, and Perez. If one of Lewis/Harrison is not up to snuff I would give the open slot to Ogando, but I question his ability to go beyond 6 innings, maybe less. If both are not well, them the Rangers are in trouble.
I don't see a lot of trade help. Garza is at best a number 3, and not an appreciable improvement over a healthy Harrison or Lewis. I don't know much about Norris. A 3 prospect package seems very high for a 10-11 start rental.
Right now I wish the Rangers could get a young, quality RF. They have worked miracles with the pitching but the bats need a big upgrade.
And no, the Rangers do not have the talent to encourage WS expectations. They are not hitting and their baserunning is awful.
If Lewis, Harrison, Ogando come back 100% healthy and ready to pitch then he'll yeah go with the rotation of Holland Darvish Lewis Harrison and Perez or Ogando. But these pitchers we have 'spot starting' make Scott Feldman of 2012 look like fucking Cy Young at his finest. We need pitchers that can keep us in the god damn game. Couldn't care less if it's a 'number 3' or a 'number 4.' Right now we look like the 2006 Texas Rangers without the hitting.
No not a playoff or WS team. 2nd place team benefitting from a somewhat easy schedule.
But we need to keep our PROSPECTS so MAYBE we can win in 2017
Here's a couple of questions. 1. Why is 2017 more imprtant than this year. 2. Why is profar still playing
Pierzynski & Berkman?? Is that the best we can do? The Rangers are above average at ONLY one position-3b. I think I'm gonna puke.
1) I don't think it matters who's in the rotation at this point. The Ranger's offense is way below average, their defense is nothing to smile about and their base running is awful. This team doesn't have the fundamentals down and Wash rarely puts the team in the best position to win. Honestly, I think they seriously need to consider being sellers instead of buyers at the trade deadline. 2) This question is like pouring salt on an open wound. No the 2013 Rangers doesn't have anywhere near what it will take to get to the World Series. I don't think they will even win their division. Hell, I don't even know if they are sporting a major league worthy team at this point... okay, I'm exaggerating... but only by a little.
Elvis has been awful pretty much all season. Not trading Andrus and signing him to that huge extension might prove to be JD's undoing. JD should really start taking notes from Friedman.
Dark, your a fucking idiot.
1. Darvish, Holland, Ogando, Perez, and Peavy I do not see the Rangers getting Garza, besides I thought he was way over priced. I donot think Lewis will be effective when he comes off the DL if he comes off before September. The last I read has Lewis back at the end of August with an 84-86MPH fastball, I do not think that can be effective. As far as Harry, I have serious doubts about him coming back from back injury effectively this season. So a trade needs to be made for the #5 starter, obviously the better the pitcher you trade for the better your chances.
2. WIthout a trade for a bat and a SP no I do not think this team has what it takes to get to the WS as they stand right now. Unfortunately, I do not see a truly helpful bat out there. Rios has potential but I am not sure what effect he would have in the clubhouse. Berkman seems to be a disruptive distraction based on his rehab comments and the fact that he has lost any kind of power that he ever had. I do believe Elvis and Murphy will come out of season long slumps but I do not think that will be enough. If Profar catches fire (which is possible) we may get the wildcard spot.
I do not see Seattle trading Morales which to me seems the best bat out there right now. SO ideally we pick up Peavy and Rios from the Sox and roll. If we could get Peavy and Rios, if everyone stays healthy, if Elvis and Murphy bust out of their slumps, and if Profar catches fire then we have a real chance. What I would like to see as far as the lineup everyday on August 1 is: Kinsler 2B, Elvis SS, Rios RF, Beltre 3B, Cruz DH, AJ C, Moreland 1B, Murphy LF, Martin CF with Profar playing 2B, SS, LF, 3B as needed. Rotation of: Darvish, Holland, Peavy, Perez, Ogando.
In the offesason, trade Profar for a legit LF bat and maybe an arm. That is just dreaming on my part.
1) The rotation I want to see is one made of the following--Daru, Price, Harrison, Holland, Lewis. I feel like this would hold strong as rotation. With a pen like ours to for strengthening rotation.
2) We are going to win the world series this year. Yes, I do believe that. I think Manny can come from use minors and lead Rangers to strong victory. I think we will face the Pirates or Angels in the final match.
Bringing in Manny sounds like more of the same with Berkman and Pierzynski. Except for he is OLDER and more volatile.
Hi, this is the real Eric Reining here. Just stopping by to say I didn't make this thread, and to remind everyone that this forum has turned into complete fucking bullshit.
There is just ONE question. How bad does this team suck? I'm sure glad we have prospects.
That's exactly why we can't trade them. I wouldn't be against Jon Daniels being a seller if this Yankee series doesn't go well.
Joe Nathan could command a lot with a 1 1/2 yrs left on his deal. So many teams would be heavy suitors and might be wise for Jon Daniels to maximize the value here. Although he is good it is worth considering. Ogando or Neftali could be made a closer next season.
I'm beginning to think Mitch Mooreland is what he is, He is streaky will hit around .255-.275 and will hit with power at times good glove. He could be put on a trade block with his controllable contract for the next few years at a reasonable rate.
Despite the biogenious situation I think there would still be teams willing to trade for a rental slugger in Nelson Cruz with past postseason experience. Bring up Manny let him DH and rotate LF/RF between Martin, Murphy(let his contract run out because no one will take him), Profar and possibly call up Olt to let him play in the OF and 1B.
Jason Frasor is another pitcher that could net a value as everyone is looking for a bullpen arm.
Jeff Baker can hit lefthanders and plays 1B, 3B, LF and RF. Some contender would love to have a guy with some pop and can play regularly against lefthanders.
Neil Cotts has been impressive as of lately and Jon Daniels should utilize that situation and max out what value you can get for the guy. Seems like every team needs a reliable lefthanded reliever that is in contention.
Lance Berkman needs to go back to Houston when he finished his career and I think it is possible at the waiver trade period. They just released Carlos Pena and need a DH so let him finish out his last 2 months of the year with the team he was always known for. Maybe Rangers can get back some more international signing money from Houston.
Wow, Sellers-REALLY? Go ahead and turn in your 'man card'.
Who is this Hiro above? Eric, we may be on the same page.
To identify myself, I tell you he is from Habikino (in Kawachi region).
You know who he is.
Well, I should respond your question before leaving the site.
It seems to be up to our OFFENSE . If they did what they had to do, Rngers would be capable of holding the division title in good reach. The batting order is simply meaning the order in which players come at bat? I do not think so. A long story. So allow me to skip.
Hiro: You might consider changing your meds.
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