I’ve been watching a lot of Rangers baseball lately* and there are a few things that (I think) I’ve seen that concern me.
* All of it, actually.
None of these things are based on numbers or critical analysis, but rather from the gut of the irrational fan. They’re not facts so much as they are feelings and things I will be looking out for in the coming weeks.
So, it seems like…
Ian Kinsler has returned to form with his extreme uppercut swing.
Kinsler has also lost all of his patience at the plate.
Adrian Beltre was well worth investing in.
Elvis needs to learn when to jump on “his pitch”.
There’s been a lot of sloppy glove work from just about everyone.
The outfield alignment with Murphy in CF, Moreland in RF, & Cruz in LF is stupid.
Julio Borbon is good enough to justify playing everyday.
There are too many 1st basemen.
Wash is too concerned about finding time for MY at 2B.
Taylor Teagarden is wasting space if he’s never going to play.
The team misses Matt Treanor, but not Jorge Cantu.
Nelson Cruz is doing his best Chris Davis impression.
Chris Davis is doing his best Chris Davis impression.
Dave Bush is actually not terrible.
The bullpen might lose just as many games as they’re going to win.
Darren Oliver is aging before our very eyes and he & Rhodes are being severely overworked.
This team can’t do anything without Feliz. Period.
Colby Lewis is elevating everything, which is more significant than his velocity.
The entire rotation needs to step up. It’s gut-check time.
The Blue Jays would easily win the Al East if they only had to play the Rangers.
My name is Mike. I am an avid fan of the Texas Rangers. I like reading and jogging, but I don't do either nearly as often as I should. I like writing about more than just baseball.
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