Trade deadline magic. 41 comments


The Astros showed why they are a team to be reckoned with yesterday, coming from behind against Red Sox ace Chris Sale to win the division series and move onto the championship series against the winner of the Yankees and Indians in Game 5 Wednesday in Cleveland.

Chris Sale lost two of the three games, and Justin Verlander won two of three.

Verlander has been the best trade deadline deal of 2017, going 5-0 with a 1.06 ERA in five games for Houston since coming over from Detroit.

By comparison, the Rangers made a deal that very same day for starting pitching to get them over the top of the wide-open wild card race. Rather than snagging Verlander, Texas opted for Miguel Gonzalez. In his five games with Texas, Gonzalez went 1-3 with a 6.45 ERA.

5-0, 1.06.

1-3, 6.45.

That is the Jon Daniels difference.

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TODAY’S GAMES:

Tanner Roarke (13-11, 4.67) vs Jake Arrieta (14-10, 3.53)
Game time: 4:38 on TBS

How the Nationals hit against Arrieta.
How the Cubs hit against Roarke.

 

 

  • JacobMcCandles

    Plus…when they don’t resign Beltran , V basically is cheaper

    • dearmidol

      He was a great pick up. To be able to add that level of talent to a team that was already loaded is amazing.

    • elkaba

      Getting Verlander was a stroke of genius. It worked! (Would have been a dumb move had it failed. πŸ™‚

      • JacobMcCandles

        Nope…we would just ask the Dodgers to fix him. LOLA

  • dearmidol

    Well, congratulations to Yu Darvish for pitching the Dodgers into the championship series.

  • elkaba

    Darvish’s turnaround in LA has been impressive. Kind of makes you wonder what if…

    • JacobMcCandles

      Nothing to do with coaching IMO….its in the mirror

      • elkaba

        LOL Plenty of mirrors in DFW area last time I checked. Didn’t do any good. He couldn’t even compete against the A’s while he was here! It took astute teammate’s and coach’s observations to right the Darvish ship.

        • JacobMcCandles

          Couldn’t disagree more but that’s the life of BB😎

  • JacobMcCandles

    One bright spot….we will spend virtually nothing on Arbitration..

    • elkaba

      Hahaha! You’re on a roll today. That’s like saying one bright spot for the White Star Lines- they’d save a ton on repair and maintenance costs for HMS Titanic. πŸ™‚

      • JacobMcCandles

        It was meant for humor….pretend someone else said it for a laugh..LO

        • elkaba

          So you didn’t notice the “Hahaha!”?

  • GoRangers23

    Netting in ML ballparks has made the news again. A Chicago Cubs fan is suing after a foul ball at Wrigley Field cost him his sight in one eye. They said that about 1,700 people are injured at major league ballparks every year. That’s a lot of people!

    • FlappingGums

      Oh my goodness – I would never have guessed that many were injured at ballfield every year!

      • dearmidol

        That’s a shocking number of injuries.

  • GoRangers23
    • FlappingGums

      These are great pics, Go! I can relate to the last one for sure! πŸ˜€

      • GoRangers23

        Unfortunately I can too. 😐

      • GoRangers23

        We used to think that my grandma just made up stories about how things happened, because she always told something different than what actually happened if it had been a little while later. I now know that she was just re-telling the stories to the best of her memory and that is what she remembered. Unfortunately, I think I do the same thing. I can never really remember exactly how something happened. I forget details. So if I ever tell a story, and then later, tell it a different way, it isn’t because I am making things up. It’s because I really can’t remember exactly what happened and I am telling you the best way I remember it. I hate it, but that’s just how it is. I’m not crazy, I just have a really bad memory. πŸ™‚

        • FlappingGums

          I under that. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

          • FlappingGums

            Oops! under should be understand.

        • Rowdy Yates

          Go, you’re too young for ‘approaching senility”. I on the other hand ……

  • FlappingGums

    Nationals at Cubs game will either start later today or be put off until tomorrow. Hopefully we’ll know something in 20 minutes or so. (4:30) Rain delay situation.

  • JacobMcCandles

    Hoying and Middlebrooks both gone….Hoying never did much for me was hoping we would give Middlebrooks a longer look.

  • FlappingGums

    Today’s game has been postponed until tomorrow.

  • JacobMcCandles
    • WhoKnowscs

      Remember when Profar was “the ‘bestest’ prospect ever”? And he had a ton of value in trades . . . how’d that pan out?

      • dearmidol

        He didn’t even make our top 30 prospects.

    • WhoKnowscs

      But , , , of the top 100, Rangers first(Taveras) is 27th, and second is 59th(
      Calhoun)

      We got a 59th ranked prospect for Darvish, who wasn’t even first in our farm.

      But as I hinted out below, Rankings on prospects are pretty dumb since they are untested in the majors.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Wheel of fortune has/had a contestant that worked for the Roughriders.

  • calntom

    No baseball tonight….. ain’t that just a bite in the pants

    • dearmidol

      Yep, it’s like it’s the off-season or something.

      • WhoKnowscs

        Blame the D-Backs.

  • dearmidol

    Problems solved, according to traderumors.com:

    The Rangers could have interest in right-hander Miles Mikolas as he eyes a return to the Majors after a strong three-year run in Japan, according to TR Sullivan. Sullivan notes that Texas is likely to explore as many avenues to rotation upgrades as possible this winter.

    • azrangerfan

      So many holes and not enough money to plug them all. Bad situation to be in.

      • dearmidol

        Yes, this team has systematically been weakened.

    • WhoKnowscs

      Well we always need someone to pitch to Seattle in Seattle.

    • GoRangers23

      The lizard eater? Eli will be so thrilled!

  • VladHOForScaryWS

    Three down,eight to go Jake!!

    • JacobMcCandles

      Yessir!! All the way babeeeeeeeeee