Dreams don’t always come true. 252 comments


The Rangers are playing the Cardinals again and that only means drudging up old, bad memories.

I was at Game 6 in St Louis in 2011 when baseball punched me in the stomach. I was at Game 7 the next night when baseball finished it off with a kick to the teeth.

It was heartbreaking. As David Murphy’s fly ball was heading safely into Alan Craig’s glove for the final out, I got up to leave. I couldn’t bear to watch them celebrate. But as I moved down the ramps of Busch Stadium as quickly as I could, I was nearly knocked over by the tidal wave of more than 100,000 Cardinals fans flooded in. Once the final out was recorded, the team opened the gates to the throng of people waiting outside and they rushed in to be part of the celebration.

I wanted no part of that. I didn’t want to see it. But I did want to feel it one day.

That night I had a dream. I am not kidding about this. In my dream I kept hearing the same word over and over again. Eight. Eight. Eight.

The voice in my dream was Eric Nadel and he kept telling me finally, after eight year, the Rangers win it all. Eight years. Eight years.

That year is this year. It’s not baseball kicking me in the stomach this time. It’s the Rangers front office.

*****
TODAY’S GAME:

Miles Mikolas (4-3, 3.85) vs. Jose Leclerc (1-1, 6.32)
Game time: 7:05

  • Mr.C

    After Game 6, I knew it was over. I didn’t watch Game 7.

    Miles Mikolas pitching today. I saw him pitching here in Baltimore wearing a Texas Ranger uniform before him leaving to Japan. He pitched a heck of a game.

    I never understood why wasn’t he re-signed.

    • Nate Whitten

      I reacted in the same manner. I knew that the Cards had won the Series when they somehow won Game 6, so I did not even pay attention to Game 7. In retrospect, I think that might have been a silly way to react, after all, I believe that CJ was pitching Game 7. He was by no means an ace, but he was the best starter. Regardless, I did what I did. Unfortunately, we were right.

    • elkaba

      After Game 6, I, too, knew it was over, but I watched Game 7 anyway knowing full well we were done. You could feel it from the minute they took the field that next game.

      What I didn’t know then, though, was that it would be over for at least for that whole team (and it now appears for a whole generation.)

  • JacobMcCandles

    Great story Kevin. I have never watched GM 6 again. I can’t listen to fellow TX fans that blame Cruz for the game or series…just ludicrous. I was at the final game of the previous WS Lee pitched lights out for the distance right up to the Renteria HR

    • Mr.C

      Agree. Baseball is a team effort and outputs are the results of the overall team’s performance (including the Manager’s decisions).

      • JacobMcCandles

        No secret that I respect Wash more than most, but the one decision that I regret he made was not bringing Holland back for game 7. Now that doesn’t mean there would’ve been a different outcome, but Dutch had pitched that master piece just before. I for one did not give up going into game 7…..I did feel like we had missed our opportunity though. We actually did get out to an early lead but it imploded very quickly.

    • RR3

      There were so many plays and misplays and decisions made or not made before that.

  • Mr.C
    • JacobMcCandles

      Seems everyone kind of lost track of what this year was about.

      • Mr.C

        What caught my attention was that 79% of the fans are still confident in the direction the team is going.

        That’s 8 out of 10 fans.

        I’m glad I’m not alone

        • elkaba

          Mostly just makes me suspicious of the study perimeters. 🙂

        • RR3

          Confident in the direction this year or in the future?

  • Mr.C

    Way to go Gallo!

    Just noticed he is leading the AL in OPS among qualified players.

    Do you know I have his Jersey?

  • WhoKnowscs

    The only remaining player, Andrus, from the 2011 WS roster is on the IL and won’t play this series.

    • Mr.C

      3 game series with Smlly and 2 openers.

      What are our chances?

      • RR3

        Playing at home, they go up greatly. But we are playing one of the good teams, and with the bottom barrel of the rotation. I say we win one of three.

  • Mr.C

    Mike Minor:

    Extend, Trade or Keep?

    ((( YOUR THOUGHTS )))

    https://nolanwritin.com/2019/05/16/texas-rangers-trade-keep-extend-mike-minor/4/

    • WhoKnowscs

      Depends on whether you hope to compete next year because nothing we get for him will be ready next year.

      • JacobMcCandles

        Exactly….with the new stadium opening, JD will want to make a splash

        • Mr.C

          Curious why nobody so far, is recommending extending his contract.

          (((( Why not ?))))

          • JacobMcCandles

            I DID

    • azrangerfan

      trade

    • JacobMcCandles

      Def a keeper…we have to start signing a few of these guys. Minor has one more year so he can reup fairly cheap, Lynn two more years….the rest good bye…..hopefully by 2020 we can have one guy come up through the minors and the edge is to Jurado right now. Leaves two guys to sign.

    • GoRangers23

      Keep. I cannot imagine watching this year’s games without him being here. He has been a bright spot in the year. We know that when he is pitching, we have a good shot at winning. It would be unbearable without wins every once in a while. Not many people will keep attending games if there is no chance at all to win.

    • isittime

      I couldn’t imagine our rotation without him.

  • GoRangers23
  • isittime

    That game 6 was a gut punch twice for me. 1st Nelly’s infamous RF play and then squandering Josh’s 2 run go ahead blast in extra innings.

    • JacobMcCandles

      The game was perfect with Ham giving us the win after the HR

  • GoRangers23
  • GoRangers23

    Kevin, that story gave me goosebumps. 😄

    • RR3

      Thanks.

  • GoRangers23
  • Mr.C

    Lineup tonight, Mazara and Santana have a day off:

    Choo RF
    Calhoun LF
    Pence DH
    Gallo CF
    Cabrera 3B
    Forsythe SS
    Odor 2B
    Guzman 1B
    Mathis C

    • JacobMcCandles

      It’s a winning lineup with Elvis…..can Roogie do it again? Can Calhoun lead us out of bondage?

      • Mr.C

        Calhoun is a DH unless he prove us wrong. I still don’t understand why was he called up when we have Mazara, Choo, Gallo, Pence and Santana in the outfield.

        Roogie should stay in the bottom part of the lineup.

        Forsythe is extremely valuable, not only replacing Elvis; but anyone in the infield.
        Santana not only batting over .300; but can play every position except 1 and 2.

        Woody has lots of chips.

        • elkaba

          Can any of them pitch? That’s the question…

        • JacobMcCandles

          Forsythe and Santana are 1 yr contracts. Some chatter up top about fielding the best team available…well that would entail Roogie to the minors Calhoun staying there and playing guys that have a good chance of not being in our future. We have to figure out Calhoun and Roogie….Thats more important than a couple of extra wins.

          I mean I like winning just as much as anyone but deviating from the plan just extends the length of time that we have to wait.

          • Mr.C

            Forsythe and Santana are the best bench-players in baseball. Those two 1yr contracts should be extended 2 more years.
            Odor is on contract. What’s to figure out? He is our 2B for the next few years.

            Calhoun is a different story. He is a terrible outfielder and up to this point I don’t know why was he called. Did he learned to play outfield in less than 2 months in AAA?

            Next offseason, JD priorities should be to add 2 more pitchers to the rotation and extend Minor’s contract 2 additional years.
            Additionally, JD needs a 3B and a Power right handed hitting outfielder. Calhoun should not be in JD’s vision of the future.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Well LF is the easiest position to play. As far as Roogie, I don’t think he will get the entire yr to figure out. Especially the way Santana is playing. Now I will be surprised if Santana maintains it for the whole yr. But mighty happy if he does.

          • Mr.C

            The guy is still what 27-28 yrs old?
            He can play every position in the outfield AND infield.

            He is a true SUPER-utility player.

            Add an offense of .265-.270 (isn’t that his career numbers)?

            He is a keeper and should be in future plans for this team.

  • GoRangers23

    This is what I think about the discussions down below: There are a lot of people on other sites cramming it down people’s throats that this is a rebuilding year. No matter what happens in games, or how well we have done in some games earlier on, they berate everyone who even whispers about getting some better pitching or anything else that would make this current team better. They want to sell off everyone we have that could possibly get anything in return. They repeat ad nauseum about how many years they believe it will be until we are relevant again. They have a one track mind. They are apparently not able to change course in the middle of something and do anything else if things change that do not go according to the rebuilding plans. I totally understood that we were in a rebuilding year before this season started, but I don’t think anyone realized how well these guys could play together if they put their minds to it and are given a better chance at winning by having better pitching. I think that a lot of losses have occurred because when the starting pitcher is so bad that he gives away the game in the first or second inning, the players tend to give up a little. What point is there to going all out and risking injury if we are already down 8 runs and there are 7 more innings of poor pitching to go? I think that is just human nature. But if we had been given good pitchers from the beginning, I think we would be sitting at the top of the pack in wins. Winning is contagious and so is losing. If our guys think they have a chance, they give it their all. I believe that JD needs to see that this team actually might be something special if he would just give them some good pitchers. It might not be too late. Just because the plan at the beginning of the year was to rebuild, that doesn’t mean they can’t change the plans a little when they see that the team is better than they thought it would be. — That’s just my own opinion.

    • elkaba

      This has always been my issue with JD. It’s like he wants to wait and see what the team can do before he tries to invest in pitching at the deadline. I hate it. I hate that we have to play short handed for half a season until they prove they can win with little to no pitching. I get that pitching is expensive, but you can’t win without at least 3, hopefully 4 solid starters. Look over the past few years at our team pitching stats across the board. Not too impressive.

      • Mr.C

        Poor JD

        • elkaba

          LOL, He’s not poor. But his teams typically are. At least the last so many years. There’s just no excuse not to put a conceivably complete product on the field to start every season. Doesn’t have to be a team of all stars, but it should be a fully complete and arguably professional major league squad IMO. Not a wish and prayer chock full of holes.

          • Mr.C

            Ok. Let me understand you better on this JD subject. Pretend you are JD during the off-season.

            What players would you sign and how much would you spend on those players ?

          • JacobMcCandles

            I look forward to an answer

          • Mr.C

            She is definitely ignoring me.

            LOLA

          • GoRangers23

            She probably went to dinner. She’ll be back. 😄

          • Mr.C

            Lol
            Just messing with her

          • elkaba

            😛

          • Rowdy Yates

            Keuchel in a NY minute. One yr contract with realistic + incentives to make sweeter and worth doing for Keuchel. This team has tons of money and blowing $10m or more for 1 yr on him would be nothing for the Rangers FO.

          • Mr.C

            …. and don’t you think if Keuchel was willing to accept a 1yr $10M, someone will have him in their payroll already?

          • Rowdy Yates

            + INCENTIVES.

          • Mr.C

            I get what your saying Rowdy; but what I’m trying to say is that I don’t think Keuchel will accept a 1 yr deal.

            He declined a $17.5M QO from Houston and is on record saying he won’t accept a 1 yr deal.

            That said, JD like all owners in MLB, including the Astros, do not believe Keuchel is worth a multi-year contract in excess of $20M/yr.

            I’m fine with that decision as long as we spend that kind of money in much younger strike machine Cole when he becomes a free agent next year.

          • JacobMcCandles

            10? He was asking for 20! I wouldn’t mind seeing what he wants now we pay the pro rated and if we take off…ride the wave…..if not trade and pick up something

          • Rowdy Yates

            Did you read the post Jake? “$10m or more …” And has he signed or is he sitting on his ass? Throw in incentives that could’ve let him make $20m or $25m or $30m.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Those are some huge Incentives…..but I would think he is getting close to signing with someone, can’t just throw away a season

          • Mr.C

            Houston extended Verlander but let Keuchel go.
            Maybe they know something we don’t know.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Keuchels velocity had dropped…..but they had to trim. Cole is also on his last yr…..I think K is still good, but I don’t think he was going to regain Cy Young form

          • Mr.C

            Texas should pay Cole next year.

          • JacobMcCandles

            We will see…they want him but he is the best pitcher available as a free agent. Prob going to want 25-30 mill a yr

          • Mr.C

            Worth it

          • Mr.C

            Also, plenty of good starters in the offseason:
            Gerrit Cole, Madison Bumgarner, Zack Wheeler, Stephen Strasburg (opt-out), Rick Porcello, Jake Odorizzi, Alex Wood

          • JacobMcCandles

            Oh was that part of the edit….? LOL

          • Rowdy Yates

            ???

          • GoRangers23

            I think we need to sign him too. I remember a post from Ken Rosenthal, I think, that said that Dallas knew what he was worth and that he would accept nothing less. Given JD’s desire to find a bargain, they may never be able to come to an agreement.

          • GoRangers23

            I totally agree!

      • GoRangers23

        Yep.

      • Mr.C

        You know you are ignoring me right?

        • elkaba

          I’m not ignoring you. I had to leave for dinner. 😛

    • RR3

      And it’s a darn good opinion, Go. I don’t get this idea that you just don’t field a competitive team. What a way to drive off fans.

      • GoRangers23

        Thanks Kevin!

    • LoboTX

      I too share your opinion Go, as does my Ranger-fanatic wife.

      JD needs to wake up and smell the coffee. They have to fill seats in that new stadium next season, and a horrible year is going to make that less and less likely.

      • Rowdy Yates

        If MLB teams actually had “to fill seats” I think there would be a lot more competitive teams in MLB today. But they don’t have to fill seats because the TV package is so damn lucrative.

        • LoboTX

          Yeah, I know the TV money is huge. But even that requires eyeballs on it. They can’t keep fielding mediocrity forever – at some point both filling seats and tv screens are going to matter.
          I think GO is right – they’re an arm or two away from maybe making some magic. There’s some potential chemistry with this team that reminds me of some of the older teams, but it’s waiting on the cavalry.

          • Rowdy Yates

            Agree on the “potential chemistry” as I think most here also do. But without a great pitching staff you’re not going anywhere unless you have a 1970s Cincinnati Reds style team that just bludgeoned the opposition game after game. If Cesar Geronimo is the single ‘weak’ link in the lineup you can get away with the kind of pitching the Rangers have, otherwise quality pitching is a must. With a dome in place maybe more quality FAs will come to Arlington.

    • JacobMcCandles

      Just interested……What other sites?

      • GoRangers23

        I was talking mostly about the Rangers Facebook group that was setup after they did away with the MLB site. I unfriended them a while ago. I just couldn’t take it anymore. I also get tweets reposted from Emily, Jared Sandler and others. There are some really mean people out there. Some people just haven’t learned how to speak to others online. They have no respect for anyone who doesn’t agree with them and they are under the crazy notion that as long as they aren’t talking to someone face to face, they can get away with saying whatever they want to people. I stayed out of it, but the way they talked to other posters was sad. I didn’t tell them I was leaving either, like some others did, because someone would always say, “ This isn’t an airport. There’s no need to announce your departure.”…..which I did find pretty funny, but mean at the same time. Lo

        • JacobMcCandles

          There are many puter sites that I have left…it would just turn racial or political. I also only lasted on twitter for about a month. Never been on fakebook, although via their site my computer and phone got hacked…..dangerous site for protecting people’s info. Other teams have RR3RD type sites none as good as ours so I don’t post on theirs either. Not even Houston… : )

          • GoRangers23

            NOTHING is as good as ours! That’s true! 😄

  • TD30
  • RR3

    Going to the Ballpark tonight.

    • Mr.C

      Have fun Kevin

    • GoRangers23

      Have a great time! Cheer hard.

  • Rowdy Yates

    So glad Kinsler’s no longer wearing a Rangers uni. His multiple FUs to the Padre fans after his game winning HR epitomizes his total lack of class. Says it wasn’t directed at the fans but was an “inside thing” with himself and his Padres teammates. Sure, multiple “F*** all you” and “F*** you” while looking up to the stands is a “clubhouse thing”. Always the punk.

    • Mr.C

      I thought the same thing

    • GoRangers23

      I saw that too. I’ve always thought he was very immature.

  • GoRangers23

    Great job Jose!

  • GoRangers23

    Aw, that’s too bad! It would have been nice to have scored in the first inning!

  • Mr.C

    Somebody give that fan the foul ball please.

    • JacobMcCandles

      Didn’t he have a glove on too?

      • Mr.C

        That ball hit his head

        • JacobMcCandles

          I know…but I thought he had a glove

          • GoRangers23

            If he had a glove on and that ball hit him on the head, I would call that a major FAIL. Lo. I missed it.

  • Mr.C

    I like those Army commemorative hats

    • GoRangers23

      I want to get an Air Force hat for my dad, but the only game they are available is the Fourth of July game, which is most certainly going to be expensive. I’m not sure I want to go to a game on July Fourth.

      • JacobMcCandles

        It would prob be available on the Ranger website

        • GoRangers23

          I’ve checked all over the place. I’ve been looking online for a few months now. I can’t find them anywhere.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Is this a first for TX? Maybe they are waiting to see what they can sell and then put it on. I’ve seen other teams?????

          • GoRangers23

            I don’t know. I’ve never tried to find one before.

  • Mr.C

    This dude looks like Guerrero

  • GoRangers23

    It’s great to see Joey racking up the doubles lately. Of course, I’d always prefer a home run, but a double is so much better than a strikeout. 😄

  • GoRangers23

    Woo Hoo! Go Logan!

  • GoRangers23

    We got this!

  • Mr.C

    Forsythe is clutch
    He was batting .320 before that hit

    Keeper

  • TD30

    Go Roooogie

  • JacobMcCandles

    ROOGIE BOOGIE…….IS BACK

  • GoRangers23

    YEEEEEEEESSSSS!!! Go Rougie!!!

  • Mr.C

    Yessssssssss

    Keep Roogie in the 7th spot !!

  • Vlad2019

    I come here to check things out and BOOM!! You’re welcome 🙂

    • GoRangers23

      Hey, thanks man! 😄

    • JacobMcCandles

      JR went double boom the other day

      • Vlad2019

        To be honest, I was hoping for more from him,but of course it’s early days…

        • JacobMcCandles

          He will be fine

  • Mr.C

    Every game Kevin go see it’s a Rangers feast

    • GoRangers23

      Maybe we should all pitch in and buy him more tickets. 😄

      • Mr.C

        Yes

        😆

        • JacobMcCandles

          Can I have one?

  • Mr.C

    Rowdy hasn’t commented on Maddux hand in the pitchers shoulder

    • Rowdy Yates

      Not able to see the Rangers here in Utah. But I HATE THE SHOULDER SQUEEZE. Just wanted to make your day C!

      • Mr.C

        I was waiting for your comment but you never posted it.
        Didn’t know you were in Utah.

        Salt Lake City?

        • Rowdy Yates

          Staying in Park City. Yesterday was in Salt Lake City all day and evening.

          • Mr.C

            I stayed in SLC 5 weeks while working at Dugway Proving Grounds

            Lots of good restaurants in the city. Great Bison Steaks (sure you like steaks) and also Mexican Mole (if you like Mexican food)

  • TD30

    CHOO can’t let Rougie have all the fun.

  • Mr.C

    WhoooooChoooooo

  • JacobMcCandles

    Wow…we are rolling, heckfire Mathis even got a hit

  • GoRangers23

    This is fun! 😁

  • Mr.C

    I love Pence

    • GoRangers23

      Me too!

  • GoRangers23

    Wow. I’m glad it’s not us tonight!

  • JacobMcCandles

    Cabrera and Guz only ones without hits……….and a Gallo single.

  • Mr.C

    Is Yadier Molina a HOF?

    • JacobMcCandles

      Yes

      • JacobMcCandles

        Currently the just retired Ichiro,Verlander,Molina, Pujols Have made it IMO

        • Mr.C

          Yeap

        • Vlad2019

          What???? No Beltre ??

          • JacobMcCandles

            OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH………..MIND FART

    • isittime

      Yes sir

  • TD30

    Oh man Elvis that is NOT a good look.

    • GoRangers23

      Lol. No, it’s not!

  • Mr.C

    WTF Elvis?

  • GoRangers23

    Elvis?….what’s with that hairdo? 😳

  • JacobMcCandles

    Dinner time….out

  • TD30

    What a crazy mess

    • GoRangers23

      Even after seeing the replay, I’m not exactly sure what happened.

  • Rowdy Yates

    Back to our unit after a day out and about in Park City. Watching Red Sox and Astros and saw on the scroll Stinky has a HR today. Nice to see and hope he’s starting to come out of the funk.

    • GoRangers23

      We knocked Miles Mikolas out in an inning and a half, I think. The score is 7-0 Rangers!

    • Mr.C

      You just missed Maddux massaging Mikolas shoulder

      • elkaba

        Bleh.

    • JacobMcCandles

      Roogie came up the next time with the bases loaded…an Pence broke on a passed ball…don’t really blame Hunter but with a 7-0 lead, Hard to take the bat out of Odor’s hands with the bases loaded

    • LoboTX

      Jealous – Park City’s gotta be the best mountain town in the US.

  • Mr.C

    Shit

  • Mr.C

    Dr Pepper please

  • GoRangers23

    I really wish they had let Jose pitch another inning.

  • Mr.C

    Rookie mistake

    Is Sampson considered a rookie?

    • Vlad2019

      Cutting his hair was the biggest mistake.

      • GoRangers23

        😂

  • isittime

    Not a good inning for the rangers defense.

  • GoRangers23

    Good grief.

  • GoRangers23

    Wow, what a moon!

  • GoRangers23

    Ok Rangers, it looks like you are going to have to score about ten more runs. Let’s get busy with it!

  • GoRangers23

    Oh man, I just saw the playback of the Cardinals fan getting hit in the melon. I don’t think our ballpark liked the fact that he lives here, but is dressed to support the Cardinals and not the Rangers. I’m really glad he’s ok though! And no, he did not have a glove.

    • JacobMcCandles

      No…the other guy did

  • Vlad2019

    #3

    • GoRangers23

      The amount of Advil I’m going to have to take to get rid of the headache I will have if we lose this game after being ahead by seven runs?

  • GoRangers23

    That was NOT what I told you guys to do!

  • Mr.C

    Out

    • JacobMcCandles

      Your boy Pressley is going for the record tonight

      • Rowdy Yates

        Watching him on the mound right now.

        • JacobMcCandles

          1 more inning

          • Rowdy Yates

            K’d Moreland.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Surfin….on him now

          • JacobMcCandles

            Helluva play to get the record…back to Rangers

          • GoRangers23

            ☹️

          • JacobMcCandles

            MM slumping a little…HR/RBI is still solid but his avg is below .230 now…he’ll be back

          • GoRangers23

            Thanks for the update!

  • GoRangers23

    Ok, one more Sampson!

  • Mr.C

    Go up and in !

  • Mr.C

    Sampson is good for one or two more innings
    I hope they let him pitch the next inning

    • JacobMcCandles

      That may be the most pitches he has done

  • GoRangers23

    That was an excellent inning Sampson!

  • Mr.C

    Told you Sampson is good for 2 innings
    …. maybe 3

    • JacobMcCandles

      Betcha thats it

      • Mr.C

        Hope not
        He is good for at least one more

        • JacobMcCandles

          Yeah, but you don’t want to Bannyize him

          • Mr.C

            Lol
            Starters should give us 6 innings

          • JacobMcCandles

            Thought Leclerc started!!! : )

          • Mr.C

            Opener LeClerc got the job done:
            1-2-3 inning

          • JacobMcCandles

            Not really sold on the Philosophy but if you are going to do it….get a guy that can go three innings

          • Mr.C

            Roger that

  • WhoKnowscs

    I can’t wait for next year’s changes 26 man roster and a pitcher can’t come in for 1 batter.

    • JacobMcCandles

      First one i’m ok, second is a cheesy change

  • Mr.C

    Dr Pepper time

  • WhoKnowscs

    If Sampson doesn’t get someone out this will be his last batter.

  • JacobMcCandles

    Cmon Woody 96 pitches

  • Mr.C

    What a throw

    • JacobMcCandles

      May be safe

      • JacobMcCandles

        or not

        • Mr.C

          That was close

  • WhoKnowscs

    Gallo isn’t an infielder with that arm.

  • GoRangers23

    That was the Joey Gallo attitude face right there folks. Lol

    • JacobMcCandles

      Love it

  • WhoKnowscs

    Remember when there was discussing whether the Indians would trade for Gallo a year or 2 back because they needed an outfielder? But it was before he learned to hit for average but it balanced with him having some years of control?

  • JacobMcCandles

    Guess someone should’ve taught those two ladies to take off their caps

    • GoRangers23

      That’s something that most guys think about because it’s always been what is right, but I’m not sure ladies even think about it.

      • GoRangers23

        They should though.

      • JacobMcCandles

        Yeah…Its just a personal thing

  • GoRangers23

    That is the epitome of helmet hair.

    • JacobMcCandles

      Chia Pet

  • WhoKnowscs

    So who is going to have to fake an injury when Andrus comes back?

  • WhoKnowscs

    Gallo will homer . . .

    • WhoKnowscs

      Eventually.

  • Mr.C

    Cabrera is due

  • WhoKnowscs

    Rangers are 6-0 vs the Cardinals since the WS loss.

  • Mr.C

    This game is about to become 7-4

  • JacobMcCandles

    Nice pitch

  • GoRangers23

    Nice strikeout Jessie!

  • Mr.C

    Vlad Guerrero II

  • GoRangers23

    They really shouldn’t be doing the wave right behind our pitchers, on the lower tier, when they are trying to concentrate.

    • JacobMcCandles

      You could eliminate the wave altogether IMO

      • GoRangers23

        I like the wave personally, as a fan, but not if it bothers the players. The only person I have ever heard of who complained about it was Kinsler. I wonder if it bothers any of the rest of them? I would think that it is a perfect thing to do right behind the hitters when the other team is batting though. 😄

        • GoRangers23

          Edit. Not batting….pitching. OY

  • Mr.C

    Ok
    Chavez is back

    • GoRangers23

      😄

    • WhoKnowscs

      Keep him in until he gives up a run. Don’t waste the bullpen if you don’t have to.

    • elkaba

      You were right. I had to leave for dinner. 🙂

      IMO, a GM has one primary job, and that’s to field a fully functional, major league quality team every opening day. They don’t all have to be all stars or expensive superstars, but they have to be professional level players, one for every 25 man roster spot. How long has it been since we had that? I can’t even remember the last time we started a season without glaring deficiencies.

      • Mr.C

        You are still not answering my question

        • JacobMcCandles

          LOL

        • elkaba

          Which was?

          • Mr.C

            Pretend you are JD during the off-season.

            What players would you sign and how much would you spend on those players ?

          • elkaba

            I have no idea! I’m not a GM. If you want to pay me what JD makes and give me the same staff he has at his disposal, I’m sure I could cobble together at least a full team every year.

            JD did a great job putting together a strong bench this year, the strongest we’ve had in years. We have every position backed up to the hilt, and it didn’t cost us a fortune to do it. But this is what happens every season. We get stronger in one area and others are ignored. Why build a strong bench and ignore pitching? Can’t these FO guys walk and chew gum at the same time?

            The Rangers are loaded with cash. There were a number of starters who signed fairly reasonable deals last off season, (even some not coming off recent TJ surgery.) And plenty who signed minor league deals. When I see how our pitchers are doing and I hear there’s no one at Nashville waiting in the wings, I can only assume this was another wish and a prayer off season- minimal moves, lottery ticket signings, typical JD.

            We cut Martin Perez loose (which I was ok with) but we end up with no one to replace him? What’s up with that?

          • Mr.C

            “The Rangers are loaded with cash”
            Agree; but that doesn’t mean it’s a free ticket to spend stupidly.

            “There were a number of starters who signed fairly reasonable deals last offseason”
            That was my question! Which starters? How much would JD should offer them and how long of a contract?

            Look at the list of free agents next year and you will understand why JD gave 1 yr contracts to 3 TJ pitchers this offseason.

            The Texas Rangers are rebuilding; sit back and enjoy the ride.
            There have been no team in MLB history that re-builded their personnel in 1 yr.

            JD is going in the right direction

  • JacobMcCandles

    Don’t know I have seen that….Ump made him take his ring off

    • WhoKnowscs

      Who?

      • JacobMcCandles

        Cards pitcher Brebbia….

        • GoRangers23

          I think that is because he could use it to scuff up the ball. I wasn’t paying too much attention to Dave and CJ, but CJ was saying something about that. I’m not sure if he was joking or serious because, as I said, I wasn’t really listening to what they were saying. It’s for my sanity.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Yes thats conceivable but he had already pitched an inning….so I’m wondering if the Rangers complained or some balls were discovered scuffed

          • GoRangers23

            Possibly.

  • Mr.C

    Miller Time

  • JacobMcCandles

    Got the magic 5 run lead with one inning left

  • WhoKnowscs

    Based on how we beat up Mikolas tonight makes me hope we do something but it will be at least July before we could have any shot at it. Beat up on Martin Perez.

  • elkaba

    What’s going on with Elvis’s hair?

    • JacobMcCandles

      Human Chia pet

    • GoRangers23

      Isn’t it awful?

  • isittime

    If Martin’s going to give one up might as well be with a 5 run lead

  • JacobMcCandles

    Its a winning streak!!!!

  • WhoKnowscs

    Anyone remember in the World Series where they had to remove some fans for throwing a ball into the outfield when the Rangers hit a fly ball out to that general area(the Ranger flew out)?

  • GoRangers23

    We did it!! YAY!

  • WhoKnowscs

    MLB Tonight was discussing whether the Nats should trade Max Scherzer.

    • JacobMcCandles

      Sign Keuchel, get Max…add Minor and Lynn…..now you have a staff

      • WhoKnowscs

        And next year sign Cole.

        Rotation: Minor, Cole, Scherzer, Keuchel, Lynn

  • WhoKnowscs

    Baseball . . . (Shakes head)

    The worst team in baseball, the Marlins. have put up 7 runs this year on both Max Scherzer, and Jacob Degrom(Tonight).
    The Marlins had lost 8 in a row coming into today’s game.