What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
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What will the Rangers doing with Neftali Feliz going forward? It looks like they intend to send him to the bullpen in September for the playoff run, but where is his future? Will he go back to the rotation or pick up the closer role when Joe Nathan moves on?
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I'm looking forward to Neftali's return and hope he still has something this team can use. I like his cool demeanor on the mound. Upon his immediate return and into the future, I'd rather see him out of the bullpen than starting. I felt he was more effective as a closer than in the rotation and could very well see him replacing Nathan. But this pitching staff is so deep he'll need to prove himself quickly or most likely be dealt, and probably for not all that much in return. Colby Lewis is the same big question mark in my opinion.
I think Colby only got a 1 yr deal? they might have an option for next yr but I doubt they will need him.
Feliz if he comes back this yr will be a bullpen guy. Next yr not sure how they will use him I don't see him as a closer next yr though? the starters will probably be (remember anything could happen) Darvish, Holland, Harrison, Perez, then you have Ogando, tepesch, Feliz, on the roster and who knows what they will do in the offseason. Maybe even Garza if the price is right or a trade for Price.
I don't see how you could put Feliz back in the rotation going forward. In order to be a starter, you have to be in pretty good shape (hard worker) and be able to repeat your mechanics consistently. Feliz really has neither of those things under control...which isn't as big of an issue from the pen.
Secondly, the Rangers have a ton of SP already on the Roster, and could possibly sign someone else in the off season. Darvish, Holland, Harrison...look like locks. Ogando, Perez...very solid candidates. Garza, Colby Lewis...both possibly re-signed. I know the Rangers have already said that they would like to sign Colby again. You still have Nick Tepesch and the possibility of a FA or a trade. I just don't see any room for Feliz in the rotation.
Third, if/when Nathan is gone, Scheppers would/should get the first crack at closing out games.
But if we traded for someone we would have to give up 'prospects. WAAAAGGGHHHH
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