What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
MJH on accountability
The Rangers as presently constructed are going nowhere. It is almost like they took a page out of the Mavericks playbook except minus a championship. You know screw this year let's build on 2-3 years down the road. As Daniels grows more gun shy by the day we watch our team languish.
C-Pierzynski-avg at best, mediocre at worst1b-Moreland-he is what he is, a below avg hitter who fields his position2b-Kins-overpaid avg 2b who refuses to correct his swing.\SS-Andrus-we paid what to see him hit .2403b-Beltre-lone bright spot-playing on really bad wheels-hard to watch him run basesLFMurphy-good guy-every team has a guy like this. Probably not a starter anymore.CF-Martin-Avg ML cfer with no pop. Glove keeps him startingRF-Cruz-terrible on defense-good year working on contractSP-Darvish too stubborn to use his fastball. Holland-solid lefty. Perez-jury still out. Lindbloom, wolf etc-JUNK.RP-Nathan, still 1 of the best. couple of usable piecesMGR- no clue how to use a pitching staff-uses way too many relief pitchers.
GM-scared to pull the trigger on any meaningful trade. Holds prospects for too long. Similiar to Mavericks Plan Powder.
IIn reality this is NOT a WS team unless CHANGES are made SOON
PS-Seriously didnt you expect more from the #1 prospect in ALL of baseball?
Haha--Ok who posted that.
JD doesn't watch baseball.He can barely stay awake. YAWWNNNNN
I watch the Rangers. Now whether you consider that baseball or not is up to you.
Terry, JD has a rudimentary understanding of the game and especially the Rangers. He just believes that no one else does, even if they have played the game.
Playing a game does not make you master of the universe. This isn't rocket science.
I read with amusement from time to time the posts on this site. Clearly there is a lot of buffonnery. But seldom do you see the harsh reality more plainly stated as this forum topic. It seems JDaniels is afraid to make a move and that is a shame. The players on this team deserve more than timidity.
It is amazing how little comments you get when you slap the truth on people.
I agree with most of your assessments on each player, except not quite as harsh. Andrus I strongly disagree about. Yeah, he hits .240 but you won't find many better defensive shortstops. It's not his fault that Washington puts him in the 2 hole more than he ever should have been. Martin has pop, just hasn't showed it. Give him time, he's obviously the present and future CF for the Rangers.
We are slumping, badly I might add, but would it make you feel better if JD came out and said we're not trying to compete this year, we're just showing these rookies the ropes? Cause it makes me angry as hell losing all these winnable games but if JD would just come out and dismiss this entire year, I'd be much more happy expecting to see these kids develop and learn how to win than watching everyone crumble night after night after night.
Might wanna put new lens in those rose-colored glasses. HARSH-I thought I was easy on them. When your best player is a hamstrung 3b you're in trouble. Here's hoping Beltre only hits HRs or singles the rest of the way.
I guess I forgot to mention the god awful baserunning.
Need better baserunning for sure. Baker and Murphy are vets Play like vets.
East: you speak of the kids. Who are you talking about? This is a borderline OLD team. One of the older starting lineups in the MLs
I cannot believe Im saying this..BUT I AGREE with JDs assessments..99.9%. He mentioned Murphy..good guybut losing major league ability...he is like Berkman--should retire. SOTO should go!..
KEEP...3b-Beltre2B/ss/of--Profar1b/of--Baker1b/dh- Moorelandof-Cruz..STILL needs to move 2 inches closer to the plate!!RP(closer) -NATHAN --- NO LONGER OVERWHELMING SPEED BUT CAN STILL GET IT DONE0f-Martin and Gentrysp--Darvish--Holland--MAYBE Lewis but most show he can still deliver after he FULLY recoverssp--verdict still out on Perez.rp-Ogando/ Grimm/ Lopez (for now)
HEARD MOMENTS AGO, GARZA HAS BEEN TRADED AWAY FROM THE CUBS DIDNOT CATCH TO WHOM HE WAS TRADED!
trade bait---GOOD ATTRACTIONS..2B-KINSLER should bring ace SP- like maybe Matt Moore- or-Locke (plus we get 3rd round draft pick) C-Soto/ or /Pierzinski for Gattis from Braves (Plus we give up 3rd round draft pick)ss-Andrus..Lake and Castro from Cubs( plus we give up 10th round draft pick)sp-Lindbloom AND Wolf for Leake or Medlen
Options are endless AND we good trades, Texas be WS contender again within 3 years (or less)
You can't trade draft picks and no one wants Kins wqith that bloated contract. Soto and Piers have NO trade value.
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