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Even our radio crew is fucked, Hicks is positive. 

 

 

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Nick gets his first chance in CF. Defensively, they’d probably be better Nick/Joey/Choo L-R, but whatever. 

 

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3 hours ago, ss13 said:

Nick gets his first chance in CF. Defensively, they’d probably be better Nick/Joey/Choo L-R, but whatever. 

 

No Mathis?? Interesting

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If Mathis caught tonight, then it would be Chirinos tomorrow, Trevino Sunday afternoon. Don’t think he wants Robbie sitting that much. This way he can catch both night games. 

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6 minutes ago, ss13 said:

If Mathis caught tonight, then it would be Chirinos tomorrow, Trevino Sunday afternoon. Don’t think he wants Robbie sitting that much. This way he can catch both night games. 

That makes sense. I just automatically assumed since Minor is pitching it would be Mathis 

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Just now, ss13 said:

We may have some days in the near future where Rangers, Mavs, Stars are all on at the same time. 

Yeah I was thinking that as soon as I put it on FSSW and the Mavs were on

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We may have some days in the near future where Rangers, Mavs, Stars are all on at the same time. 

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That was a goddamn gift from SF. SS should have flipped, horrendous stretch from 1B. 

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I stand by this. 

On 1/28/2020 at 10:51 PM, ss13 said:

I’ll take Wilmer Flores to be Condor’s RH partner. Career-best .848 OPS last year (.982 against lefties in 109 PA), which he won’t duplicate, but won’t cost much & can at least stand at 1B/2B/3B. 

 

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I stand by this even moreso. 

6 hours ago, ss13 said:

Nick gets his first chance in CF. Defensively, they’d probably be better Nick/Joey/Choo L-R, but whatever. 

 

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Giants are showing Drew Smyly as the starter tonight.  Would be about right for him to go 7 innings and give up 1 run.

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Well, here’s an uplifting read to brighten your day. 

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Outfielder Joey Gallo continues to demolish baseballs, with a 437-foot homer in the early going and gaudy exit velo figures as well. That's the same old story, but the recent competitive malaise around the club is also the same. Taking this 30,000-foot view of the league usually makes it easy to put clubs in buckets in terms of the amount and type of talent they have, in combination with the payroll and the age of their best players. A posture becomes clear when you look at these things alongside the playoff odds and projections for this season.

The Rangers don't have a great big league club right now, with a 29% chance to make the expanded playoffs this year and only the rebuilding Mariners behind them in the AL West. Gallo is a shining beacon of hope as a young standout contributor who is a core piece. Beyond that, the rest of the big league team is just stopgap veterans or young players who don't project as more than average everyday players. Lefty Kolby Allard (Braves) and outfielder Nick Solak (Rays) were second-tier types poached while buried in better farm systems, but are the next most exciting young players. They had the 25th-ranked farm system entering the year and added just one notable prospect in this summer's draft (second baseman Justin Foscue) but another with a solid-not-spectacular upside. The alternate site has some solid prospects that might be role-5 (league average) type talents as well, but nothing inspiring.

There's depth to the farm system, but a historic run of arm surgeries to pitching prospects dampened the potential impact. There have been moves behind the scenes to modernize some of their processes, but there hasn't been much fruit to speak of. There's some payroll upside with a major media market and new stadium, but buzz continues that the club is in bad financial shape due to the debt tied to the stadium, combined with the pandemic. The Rangers have committed $54.75 million (pre-proration) in 2020 to 31-year-old shortstop Elvis Andrus, 34-year-old righty Corey Kluber (on the injured list), and 38-year-old outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, roughly a third of the overall payroll.

If all GM jobs were vacant and you ranked them by attractiveness as a job, considering talent, payroll, ownership and other key factors, Texas' wouldn't be the bottom of the list but would certainly be in the bottom five. All of the small-market clubs that are seen as challenging gigs have a clear direction (the Rays/A's/Brewers process themselves into yearly contenders, the Orioles/Pirates/Marlins are rebuilding after regime changes), so it raises the question of what the direction is in Arlington.

 

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We got lucky there, blue probably should have rang E up. Now get him in. 

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Jesus fuck, we can’t do anything right. Please save us, Joey. 

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If the Rangers keep sucking will their paper cut-out fans start showing up with human skin bags over their heads?

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