What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
MJH on accountability
Now that Garza has had enough starts for the Rangers to show what he can offer, and that is a repeat of last year's Dempster scenario. Dempster did go 7 and 3 but with a 5.09 era, a full three runs more than with the Cubs last year. Garza currently stands at 3 and 3 on a 4.31era, Grimm at least matched that won/loss percentage. Dempster went on to the RedSox, Garza who knows where this winter? For two very pedestrian arms with mediocre results the Rangers have given the Cubs their #5, #11, #12, #14 rated prospects, plus Grimm, plus Kyle Hendricks who went 14-4 on 1.99 era as a AA/AAA starter. This is the Cubs prospects ratings, not the Rangers. But take a close look at the Rangers prospects and tell me how many will be ready for 2014. The Cubs have, for two 10-13 starts and gone pitchers for the Rangers, have picked up 3 major league level arms and two third basemen who will eventually be starting lineups. Grimm is already major league ready, Ramirez not far behind and Kyle Hendricks may prove to be the best of those three. But the jewel of those trades is CJ Edwards, even described by Nolan as 'special', and only time will tell how far his success could go, but should be a fast riser. Moved up to high A, scheduled for AA to start 2014 and if successful the Cubs by late July. So far in his career at the age of 21, he stands at 1.72 era, 183 in, 108h, 66w, 240k, 0.95whip= 5.3 h/9 with only 1 hr, 3.2w/9 and a blow away 11.8 k/9. BES
to continue- BEST is that CJ has improved on every upward move. Olt and Christian Villanueva will be good but not outstanding major league level third baseman. Olt may still become a Trumbo who can play defense, and Christian solid in all tools. So JD has now done for the Cubs what he had done for the Orioles, give away his high level prospects for now very little to nothing to show for it. Wonder if Chris Davis at first would have pushed the Rangers to a third World Series in 4 seasons. So look for the Rangers to trend down for the next couple of seasons, fort lack of high level prospects if for nothing else, with only real future hope on the current Hickory roster with astronomical strikeout rates. So a plan that was conceived when Nolan first joined the Rangers has been shit canned by JD, and all will have to live with mediocre teams [ they still have high level starters, and that will keep a team around 500 ball]. So buckle down Ranger fans, it is gone to be a roller coaster ride, with sadly only salvation is to toss $$$$$ towards the CANOs, TANAKAs, and ABREUs, that would help greatly, but keep the ANGELS in mind with that direction [aka Hamilton, Pujols, Wells, Wilson] of a over paying your talent. SO is it time for the Rangers to go back to PLAN A [develop within] or JD has already made it to late by his perpetual one sided trades over his whole tenure as a Ranger, as if he was in a fantasy league. Not the way to run a a pro organization, but look to the bright side; come July of 2014 the Rangers will have a plethora of high level starters to trade to the highest bidders for their playoff drives.
you're an idiot if you don't think daniels is one of the best GMs in baseball.
Welcome to over reaction Sunday!!!! Really Lee.LEE OF ARLINGTON HAS DONE IT AGAIN!!!!!!!!!The 2013 Rangers are 1 1/2 games out of first and leading for a wild card berth into their 4 consecutive playoff run and you are passionately concerned about the 2015 team?Would we be better off with Grimm in the rotation and Olt--where-3rd base-1st base (where he said he was uncomfortable) and he's still hitting below the Mendoza line at last report.CJ (aka Cy Young) striking out A ballers.
Do you serious beileve that these trades were not throughly accessed by all our scouts?Have you forgotten about our international signings.Why don't you just pick a team worthy of your astute knowledge--like Tampa Bay with Joe Maddon et .al oops they lost about 12 of 15 at crunch time...hmmm.Who is worthy of your support?.
Then keep your view, and keep pulling for the most incompetent and easiest to con out of their players in pro baseball GM. And when this team comes crashing down as most of your own post about Ranger players you are always crying about as 'sucks' [ recall they are JD's acquisitions] implies, then come back and say that about your favorite GM.. But, I do not blame JD, blame the one who hired him in the first place. Anyone who would trade their best pitcher at the time [ Chris Young] and Adrian Gonzalez for Eaton was an early warning sign that this boy was playing fantasy baseball. Note that the Rangers only started to get good when Nolan came on the scene. Now that this is clearly JD's team lets see how well they finish this season. It is still not to late for the Rangers to miss the playoffs all together, much less lose in the wildcard game. Honestly, I hope I am totally wrong, three more weeks is all we need know the final outcome.
Nice job Roy. This guy[?] doesn't have a clue Tthis is the same person who said GMs need to have played at a high level to be good gms. Right off hand I cant think of one GM who played at a "high" level. I guess we can only dream of how great baseball would be if all teams had great former players as their GMs. One might presume there would be a bidding war for Roy Oswalt if that were true. Kind of defeatist to worry more about 2015 than today.
Oh by the way Mr. LeeJorge AlfaroNick WilliamsRoughen OdorLuis SardanisJairo BerasRonald GuzmanLewis BrinsonNomar MazaraChi Chi GonzalezBen RowenAlex Claudio all say hey!!!!
Oh and Luke Jackson
Roy, I agree that only CJ would eventually be an impact player for the Rangers, though Villanueva would have been a good option at third when Beltre could no longer play third and become the Rangers DH in his last years of a great career. I blame JD for well overpaying for a #3 starter that the team would only have for 14 starts. Any two from Grimm, Olt and Ramirez would have been enough with some other GM. Rios was a good pick up, and on the cheap, but I would have preferred the Rangers also went after Peavy instead of Garza. I do also agree that it is a team effort, and that includes the head office. I have been rooting, even in a round about way, for this team since 1953, so it is to late for me. I also am very appreciative of the Rangers recent successes after many years of struggles. Keep in mind that when the Rangers got to the World Series it was this franchise/ / team's first time since 1933.
Roy, you did mention a plethora of high risk high gain players, and leading the pack is Joey Gallo. ALL YEARS AWAY. I my statement was now ready players. Okay, lets look at their #1 draft choices from 2007 to 2010, any draft later is to soon to value. 2007: Blake Beavan, who after being drafted stated he is as good as any of the current Rangers starters of that year, and Michael Main; 2011: Justin Smoak; 2012: Matt Purke, who they could not even sign knowing he would be a hard sign and passing on an outfielder [MIKE TROUT]; 2010: Kevin Deglan and Jake Skole, iif either one can even reach AA it would be a shocker, at leadt Deglan is a solid defensive catcher with some pop. Cone is dark horse, a Trout like player who could have had a solid 2013 except he went out on injury back in early April. JD, if you do not think playing baseball does not help immensely in judging and predicting talent then we all know who is the true idiot.
Leah: You are geeting owned by roy. Give up while you still have some dignity. Btw-if we have to trade a fucking PROSPECT to have a shot at the World Series-OH WELL!
Hardly, wait to the 29th to make judgment. I expect a total meltdown by your favorite team with the GM to share most of the blame for stumbling through the whole season since last November, and will not even make the playoffs. Keep in mind that the Rangers have to do it on offense with players you call 'popup kings' or 'sucks' Anyway, the Rangers are done for 2013 with a winning record, and that will be better then 14 other teams, though I do not count out the Angels yet in not getting to .500 ball.that will be at the Rangers expense. Any way, it is kickoff time and on to the Cowboys and Redskins. Until next season.
This guy is fried.
Lee--I hardly know how to follow all that. How old are you?If you remember '33 and "rooted for the Rangers in "53??Seems like you should be able to remember July 29th, 2013 then!--Rio's just knocked a homer!!!That was when Wash called a team meeting and the players pulled together and went on the best 28 game stretch in club history--i assume that includes 33 and 53 lol.You would give up on a team that pulled off three straight walk off home run games?That showed me something!!
I guess you can berate the GM and give up if you wish.Don't let the door hit you.Tell GM Jerrah, we said hey!
wasn't aware there were Rangers in 1933 and 1953. Just think how good the Rangers would be if Daniels had played at a high level. Hell maybe Oswalt would still be here. Please Leah-stop while you're BEHIND.
Didn't the 53; Rangers get the Wild Card that year? Seems I recall them Playing the Milwaukee Braves. Everyone was hoping for a Rangers-Brooklyn Dodgers WS
Hello Win Column!!!!
JD, a history lesson. Where do you think the Rangers came from, born under a cabbage patch in your backyard? The Washington Senators entered the American League in 1901, played in World Series in 1924, 1925 and 1933. In 1960, then the current owner Calvin Griffith moved the players not the team by name to Minnesota to become the Twins after they had finally developed a power house with Harmon Killebrew, Tony Oliva, and later Rod Carew. The Senators, themselves continued with a completely new roster from a draft along with the Los Angeles Angels, owned by Gene Autry yeah, the Singing Cowboy]. Arivalry was born both being the new boys in town.So without disruption, The Washington Senators, thus, continued as a team for 1961 without disruption. The new Senators were to say the least, not good, especially in the win column and could not draw fans into the seats well. I was even there on September the 30th, when Big Frank was grooved pitches by New York Yankees pitchers [they were out of the pennant chase so the game meant nothing] and even the Yankees wanted to placate Washington fans of a team that year played to a 63-96 record. Howard put one over the left field wall, putting the team in the lead and towards a win. With two outs in the top of the ninth with a two run lead, the fans stormed the field and there was no way to continue, thus the last loss of that 70 years in the American League ended in a forfeit, a fitting by most accounts for a city noted for "first in war, first in peace, last in the American League" was way too true, with some horrid teams [much like the current Astros]. So in 1972 that team with a heavy losing record moved to Texas and became the Rangers. Those first years with Frank Howard as their best player and Ted Williams as the manager struggled on. So a team I have personally followed since 1953, and had some association with later in my 20s, though Viet Nam did disrupt that, I have hardly given up on, especially since they are no longer bottom dwellers, and do not want to see them head back to those bad days. So I am not down on the Rangers, just personally view Daniels as GM as incompetent, though he has listened to others in the organization and has has a degree of success, a success that would have been a lot easier with better direction and understanding of ball players talents. So as I have said and even predicted, hope I am wrong and the Rangers go all the way. It is just that I do not see it, even though the Rangers pitching staff may be the best in a very long time [ the days of Ferguson and Bibby at least], can take a team a long way. But in the playoffs it still takes the bats, and the Rangers current team is lacking and mostly due to Daniels inaction, especially this past Winter, when as JD as repeatedly pointed out was the time to move Olt and their shortstop that by his words 'sucks'.
At this point I doubt ANYONE cares what you think. You have no credibility on here. You did'nt say Senators you said Rangers but again who cares? But ifyou're that old I doubt you can rember your way home. I will guarantee one thing--Daniels is a helluva lot better GM than you are a contrbutor to this site. Maybe if you had PLAYED at some point you would know more. You're just a sad ol man.
At least I do (care what Lee thinks). I doubt anyone is NOT interested in hearing the opinions of a great fan of the Rangers for a long time. Peace.
hiro; go cry about yu.
Hiro, thank you . As we who are still left on this post sadly ruined by JD, we all know who is the otaku, who lacks the intellectual capacity to garner anything from anybody, who is a cretin and a waste of a human life. But the bottom line, we only have to deal with JD on an occasional posting basis, he however has to deal with himself 24/7..
JD, my last post to you. You are an otaku so use your skills and jump on your computer. You posted about playing the game. A few hints if you want to research. I hold a doctorate, what is your educational level? Lee can be a last name as well as a first. There are more Arlingtons then just the one in Texas, one even much more well known in Virginia. Have known personally several of the HOFs mentioned previously, and know more about baseball then you are under a delusional belief that you believe you know. So go play outside, little boy. You have personally insulted everyone on this post, so no one takes you seriously or even remotely believes anything you post. You are even unable to be honest to yourself, mucjh less anyone else, and repeatedly caught up in your own lies. Why do you keep posting? Is that the only thing left in your sad life? But being delusional none of this will sink in. So go consort a BASEBALL DIGEST on even the history of your own team, and players on that team. You may see me staring back at you.
Wow-she is PISSED. Calm down ma'am.
When you started talking about pitching wins I stopped reading.
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