Optimism from within. 15 comments


“Going into the new ballpark, you want to put the best product you can going into a new stadium like that. I think that you are starting to see him build now for then. But you look at what the As did last year, and with the offense that Texas already has, that’s already been there, hey, if we pitch and play defense, we’re going to be able to score with anybody. So, you are starting to see things going where if you are putting pitching together, maybe we can pitch a little bit. We’ve got some guys who have been around, we can help some of the younger guys coming up because they’ve got some arms that are coming up that have the ability to do well at the big-league level. So, you put all those things together and you never know what will happen on the pitching side. Offensively, if a few guys take the next step, because you’ve got thirty- and forty-home run guys in the lineup already, so you look at this that way, if we pitch and play defense, we got a chance. If you stay healthy and everyone does what they are supposed to do, you have a chance to win. You look at what they have as a whole, what they are trying to build, especially with the new coaching staff.”

Lance Lynn, on why he signed with Texas.

  • grumpyderfsmagic8ball

    Or $30M

    • WhoKnowscs

      Cynic or Realist . . . aren’t they nearly the same thing?

      • JacobMcCandles

        A Cynic doesn’t know he is a realist. A realist knows he is a cynic

      • elkaba

        Huge difference… A cynic will almost always expect failure as the most likely outcome. A realist accepts that failure is always a possible outcome.

    • calntom

      Also left out the part about, “I did not want to take a chance to be still sitting on the front porch in March”.

      • WhoKnowscs

        Yep, baseball teams have wised up and stopped giving the huge long contracts. Harper and Muchado are still waiting. Harper should have taken the deal with the Nats.

      • JacobMcCandles

        I like sitting on the porch!! Nadel and a cold brew!!

  • WhoKnowscs

    Last season only 3 teams that didn’t make the playoffs scored more runs than the Rangers.

  • JacobMcCandles

    Quote of the day….for all Ranger fans

    Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor…

  • GoRangers23

    So…….what you are saying, Lance, is that if pitchers pitch and hitters hit, WE CAN WIN???

    Mind. Blown. 😳

    *Yeah, I’m still a little cranky. ☺️ Ha.

    • JacobMcCandles

      DH…..LO

    • WhoKnowscs

      But what about Fielders fielding?

  • JacobMcCandles

    DH…..LO

  • JacobMcCandles

    Banny hired back by Pirates….bad mgr. Good man

  • GoRangers23