What a difference a year makes. 178 comments


Last season the Arizona Diamondbacks went 69-93. The Minnesota Twins went 59-103. The Colorado Rockies went 75-87.

All three teams had worse records in 2016 than the Rangers had in 2017. All three made the post-season as wild cards.

Those three franchises did a lot right over the off-season last year to build playoff contending teams. The Twins with very little money.

So, the big turnaround can be done. And it can be done without spending an arm and a leg. It just takes a head. It takes a great baseball IQ. Time will tell if the Rangers possess the wherewithal to have as dramatic of a turnaround as the Twins, Diamondbacks or Rockies. They certainly have the money.

But there’s only so far a budget can stretch. And since there is no talent waiting in the wings, the Rangers, if they have aspirations to be competitive, are going to have to make some trades. They are going to have to turn a small stack of gold into a huge stack of talent.

The Rangers don’t have a lot of trade chips. Not Rougned Odor anymore. He had one of the worst offensive seasons in years. You’d be selling short. Robinson Chirinos had a fine year, but he’s not that much better than other catchers who would be readily available. DeShields is a possibility, but he probably has more value to the Rangers than to most other teams, mainly because the Rangers don’t value defense.

Do they dare trade Willie Calhoun after they just got him? If they can convert him to a quality pitcher, maybe. Doubtful, though. Choo’s salary and his performance will make him hard to trade for quality unless there’s the eating of some massive salary going on. Elvis Andrus is settling into his career years. His salary is finally palatable with his performance. He could bring in a return, but dealing him would leave an equally crippling hole. Besides, the Rangers need more hitters like him, not fewer. Gallo? I can’t help thinking that the Rangers front office gets stars in their eyes every time he homers. As for trade value, in the year of the home run, the one thing he does well offensively doesn’t hold quite as much value. Lots of guys hit home runs. Heck, Odor hit 30. That will tell you how devalued home runs have become. Beltre would be coveted by many teams. But his legs should be red flag, and his age. And the fact he has just one year left on his contract limits what you’d get in return.

That leaves one player with real potential to be turned into quality pitching, if the front office has the cajones to do it: Nomar Mazara. He is young, has nothing but upside, cheap, is controllable for three more years, and drives in runs. And he’s cheap. Just the kind of player a pitching rich team like Tampa Bay would covet. Plus, the Rangers have a corner outfield backlog in DeShields, Calhoun, Choo and Mazara. It’s a position that’s easy to restock.

It would be a bold trade. But you don’t make the turnaround three of the four wild card teams made not being bold.

As a courtesy to the Rangers front office, below is a chart from MLB.com that shows how the ten post-season teams were built.

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TODAY’S GAME:

Jon Gray (10-4, 3.67) vs. Zack Greinke (17-7, 3.20)
Game time: 7:08 on TBS

How the Rockies hit against Greinke.
How the Diamondbacks hit against Gray.

 

  • elkaba

    That chart is good information, Kevin. Wish we had one just like it for the bottom 10 teams for comparison. Looks like we’re screwed already (or 4-6 years out) when it comes to draftees. So what’s left? Looks to me like JD needs to focus mostly on domestic players, pick up a Rule 5 pick, stay away from waiver players for the most part and get a good crop of free agents going. Then he just has to make a half dozen to a dozen really good trades! (Translation: Good luck with that. 🙂

  • WhoKnowscs

    Rangers 40-man It’s what’s currently listed as the active roster right now, feel free to make corrections or additions where I go wront/don’t know.

    Pitching
    Barnette – Free Agent
    ABD – Free Agent
    BlackBurn – ?
    Bush – Free Agent
    Cashner – Free Agent
    Claudio – ?
    Diekman – Trade
    Espino – ?
    Gardewine – ?
    Gonzalez – Trade
    Griffin – Free Agent
    Grilli – Trade
    Hamels – Trade
    Kela – ?
    Leclerc – ?
    Martinez – Draft?
    Mendez – Draft?
    Perez – Draft
    R. Rodriguez – ?
    Sadzeck – ?

    Catchers
    Chirinos – Free Agent
    Jimenez – Draft
    Nicholas – Draft

    Infield
    Andrus – Trade
    Beltre – Free Agent
    Gallo – Draft
    Gosselin – ?
    Guzman – Draft?
    Middlebrooks – Free Agent
    Napoli – Free Agent
    Odor – International?
    Profar – International?

    Outfield
    Calhoun – Trade
    Choo – Free Agent
    Deshields – Rule 5
    Gomez – Free Agent
    Hoying – ?
    Mazara – Draft
    Robinson – Free Agent
    Rua – Draft

    DL(just for completion sake- not on 40-man or active)
    Gonzalez – ?
    Alberto – ?
    Fielder – Trade(18 mll a year minus insurance)

    • elkaba

      Wonder how our 25 man roster would compare to those in the chart. From what you listed above, it looks like we wouldn’t be that far off those teams in the playoffs after all… at least on paper.

      • JacobMcCandles

        Iview with JD yesterday….says he is reloading not building next year

        • elkaba

          Right…

          • JacobMcCandles

            It is a shame…because to bypass Halos,Ms and even compete with Houston requires talent,,,,,just stop the madness and stock the cabinets and be ready for the new stadium

          • elkaba

            LOL, That’s a road map back through the circular logic that what we really need is a real GM. Hard to reload, retool, restock or anything else with a part time GM.

          • elkaba

            And it’s now even worse- JD has added construction supervisor to his plate.

  • elkaba

    First victim of 2017 purge… Brad Holman out as bullpen coach.

    • WhoKnowscs

      Scapegoats go first. Not that our bullpen wasn’t bad.

      • elkaba

        Holman was promoted from within. With the Rangers 9 years. Brocail was hand picked by Banister. Looks like the scapegoats going first will be all those not attached at the hip to the new sheriff in town.

        • GoRangers23

          Sad!

  • Tony Howell

    Rangers are going to have upwards close to 60 mill to spend on FA this winter. If Jd could convince the owners to up the pay row anouther 10 try trading Choo by eating 30 mill of that contract, now your up to 80 mill. A blind man could be a quality team with that much extra to spend. Les just stick with the 60 for now, trade Maz to Tampa for say Snell and Honeywell. Sigh Cobb now you have you starting rotation. Pick up a couple bull pen arms try working a deal with SAN deigo for Hand, they like Profar. Use you other 45 mill to sign Cain and JD Martinez. Well that’s my thought, in the end the Rangers have the money to up grade this team. How Jd does it is what counts.

    • dearmidol

      The Rangers always have the money. And now, the city of Arlington just gave them a billion dollar ballpark. They have more than ever.

      • WhoKnowscs

        Correction: Anyone thar buys stuff in Arlington and Arlington citizens gave them a billion.

        • dearmidol

          Good point.

    • JacobMcCandles

      IDK where you got 60 at..more like 40

      • Tony Howell

        Yu-11,Lucory-5,Gomez-11,cashner-10,Ross-6,nap-8,Barnett-4 that’s about 55

        • elkaba

          And now you add Fielder’s 8 or 9. (unless we forked that over in the settlement.)

        • JacobMcCandles

          Nap has a buyout….Barnette decision has not been made

  • elkaba

    Hector Ortiz will replace Holman as bullpen coach. 1B coaching position is open.

  • elkaba

    Rangers have exercised their option on Banister for 2019, so we’re stuck with him…

    • JacobMcCandles

      Crapballs

    • WhoKnowscs

      They can always fire him mid season.

      • elkaba

        We can hope…

    • Rowdy Yates

      If there was any doubt we now know Bani was managing exactly the way JD wants him to manage.

      • elkaba

        Pretty much. But it could be as simple as keeping him from being on a lame duck, one year deal. Like WhoKnows says, they can still fire him mid season.

  • elkaba

    Prince Fielder has been released from the Rangers.

    • JacobMcCandles

      Finally….good move, bite the bullet now

    • WhoKnowscs

      So they just pay him the remaining 54 mil?

      • elkaba

        Sounds like an insurance settlement. What’s we’re doing is essentially buying back that roster spot for the off season.

        • JacobMcCandles

          Correct

  • elkaba

    Evan Grant lists the 5 best and worst players for 2017…

    BEST
    Elvis
    Claudio
    Cashner
    Chirinos
    DeShields

    WORST
    Dyson
    Odor
    Napoli
    Ross
    Lucroy

    • JacobMcCandles

      ???? Guess he forgot about AB and Maz

      • elkaba

        AB only played 94 games, so I’m guessing he’s out of the running due to that. Maz was hit or miss a lot, just not as bad as Odor.

        • JacobMcCandles

          101 RBIs makes my list

          • elkaba

            Arguably so. But it’s Evan’s list. Who would you knock off to get Maz on that list?

          • JacobMcCandles

            DD

          • elkaba

            LOL, figures. Poor DD. Always an afterthought.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Well Fee for and myself have been his biggest proponents

          • JacobMcCandles

            Fee = Gregor

          • TD30

            What about me? I’m a DD superfan!

          • JacobMcCandles

            And TD>>>>>

          • JacobMcCandles

            And if u r going to use Ross then AB is in the criteria

          • elkaba

            But Ross made the worst list, not the best.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Haha….now that’s no point, unless u r a Contrarian

          • elkaba

            Not on this. I can see how absence could contribute to keeping Beltre from being considered as one of the best players on the team for the season, even though he may have been spectacular when playing. But nothing about Ross saves him from the worst list. In fact absence the entire season would be about the only way to keep him off the list of the worst. 🙂

          • JacobMcCandles

            Dilly Dilly

    • WhoKnowscs

      Napoli was at least serviceable and did change some games for the better, I’d put Jeffress or Barnette in his place. And Ross was horrible but I’m not sure he was used enough for a massive impact.

      • JacobMcCandles

        What??? 8 mill for Naps…..crazy

        • WhoKnowscs

          Napoli’s average was atrocious and he only played about half the games but it just didn’t feel like he killed the teams chances when he came up. Odor on the other hand constantly came up and killed Rally after Rally(or the makings of a Rally).

          • elkaba

            Nap had more SOs than Odor. Fewer hits. Fewer RBIs. Lower average. Didn’t steal base but once to Odor’s 15. He was a lot less effective than Odor. And yes, a rally killer.

          • WhoKnowscs

            He killed a few Rallies, just seemed like he didn’t play enough or have as much impact. But I guess that’s what you put on a worst player list. Someone that didn’t perform enough. As for RBI he had 9 fewer RBI than Odor . . . in over 200 fewer At bats.

          • elkaba

            But also more SOs in fewer AB. Point is, and I love Nap, I think he had a career bad year. May be time to call it a career.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Bigger point IMO, was Naps had a bad year previous to this one…his worst defensive year,,,,and ol JD and his man crushes still got him…..and there were many other options

          • elkaba

            (see discussion about hiring a GM.)

          • JacobMcCandles

            Will ponder that over Vietnamese food for lunch… : )

          • elkaba

            Did you finish the Burns series?

          • JacobMcCandles

            Have not started… : (

          • possumrld

            Naps did seem to hit some big home runs and got some game changing hits.
            Odor on the other hand, seemed to just strike out in meaningful situations.
            Or maybe would hit a meaningless solo home run with the game already out of reach.

    • elkaba

      Guess I should have said Grant lists HIS best and worst. Seems we all have our own ideas about that. 🙂

      • Nashvillecat66

        Do you disagree with those he has on the worst list?

        • elkaba

          I only disagree with the number… there were more than 5 who deserved it.

          • Nashvillecat66

            Oh, absolutely.
            Here’s who I think should have been added: Odor, Odor, Odor, Odor, Odor and Odor.
            Then there is Odor, Odor, Odor, Odor, Odor, Odor and finally…Odor.

          • elkaba

            LOL, sounds about right to me! 🙂

          • Nashvillecat66

            Wait…
            I forgot another: Dave Raymond.

          • elkaba

            Agreed!

          • GoRangers23

            I pretty sure Banister should have been the first one on that list.

          • elkaba

            Good one!

          • possumrld

            lol! You are mean, 66!

          • possumrld

            lol! Way more!

    • WhoKnowscs

      Best : I change Deshields for Beltre. Only 2 pitchers were noteworthy this year and they are both included.

      Worst: Odor. Dyson, Ross, Griffin, Barnette.

    • GoRangers23

      I wonder why he didn’t put Joey Gallo on the best list? It’s not his fault he got a concussion and it derailed him a little at the end of the season. I believe he would have kept going strong if it hadn’t been for that.

      • elkaba

        My guess is it’s just his overall feeling about which players were the best all season and the worst. It’s subjective. He may have struggled over the ones left out or just threw this out there to meet a deadline and give us something to talk about. Like I said to Cat below, my only problem with his list is he cut it off at 5. I could have come up with several more for both lists.

        • possumrld

          Me too, elk! The “Worst” list was definitely way too short!

    • possumrld

      I think Gallo deserved to be on that list more than Chirinos does.

  • elkaba

    Any chance JD realizes by now he made a mistake not naming Thad Levine GM when he had the chance? Any chance he hires one here pretty quick, so he can focus on his new toys?

    • JacobMcCandles

      No,No

      • elkaba

        >:-(

    • dearmidol

      What a turnaround by Levine and the Twins.

      • JacobMcCandles

        Monitor as well

  • JacobMcCandles

    Thought for you Flapper…….

    • elkaba

      Have we heard anything new?

      • JacobMcCandles

        No

  • elkaba

    Still no word to anyone from Mr. C?

    • JacobMcCandles

      Lost in time…did he actually go to PR?

      • dearmidol

        He must have.

  • dearmidol

    Daniels and Banister just had a press conference. I wasn’t able to listen to much. Rangers are not in a rebuild. They expect to compete next year. Seeing as how that was the case coming into this year, that doesn’t mean a thing.

  • elkaba

    And now for something completely different… (not)… Ranger discussing converting Bush to starting pitcher.

    • JacobMcCandles

      Thanks Monty

    • Rowdy Yates

      Makes sense. It’s always worked out so well for them before.

      • possumrld

        lol! Too funny, Rowdy!

    • GoRangers23

      There are just no words.

    • dearmidol

      They are so short on pitching I can see them trying it. It will fail miserably and it will end his career.

  • Keith

    Just read that Rangers expected to bring back all the coaching staff except the BP coach. Really? Granted, the BP stinks but talent may be more of a problem than coaching. This debacle this year falls 100% on the BP coach?

    • TD30

      Yep and they picked up Banny’s option for 2019 so we’ve got 2 more seasons of him.

      • Keith

        I would have thought at least Brocail would get walking papers

        • TD30

          Me too, but then again according to articles I’ve seen, we were “in the thick of the wildcard race right up to the end.” So the people who believe that must also believe Brocail and Banny did a great job.

          • Keith

            Same people that believe right now the Browns are only “2 games out of 1st place”

          • GoRangers23

            Sickening.

        • dearmidol

          In his press conference today Banister said Brocail is an amazing pitching coach and he isn’t going anywhere, we are lucky to have him.

      • GoRangers23

        That is absolutely terrible! Wow!

    • possumrld

      Kieth, this looks like a move right out of the old classic “UT School of Ignorance”, playbook, where after two or three failing seasons, you fire all of the assistants and keep the head coach. (Go figure)
      I quit on UT after the second time thy did that, and I am about ready to quit on the Rangers now.

  • dearmidol

    Eventually ownership has to start equating all those empty seats with a fanbase that has lost interest in a team with a legacy of losing. The company line is this team has had two losing seasons in the last nine years. I keep hearing that. “Only two losing seasons since 2008.” Which is true. But it also overlooks the fact that it’s two seasons in the past four. That is the trend. By the way, Nolan Ryan was pushed out four seasons ago. Coincidence? Maybe. But still fact.

    • elkaba

      Four years. That’s a curious coincidence, isn’t it? JK… I was one who thought JD might be able to soar once he was out from under Ryan’s thumb. Looks like I was as wrong about that as I was about Banister being a good pick over Bogar.

      • possumrld

        Well. elk, they say baseball is a game of “failures”. And it seems being a baseball fan is often about being wrong more often than we are right!

      • JacobMcCandles

        MY FEET ARE GETTING COLD…….DID YOU SAY WRONG!!!!!! ELIZABETH!!!!! : P

        • elkaba

          LOL. At least I admit it when I’m wrong. Most on here don’t!

    • JacobMcCandles

      Not only Ryan,but Levine. and many others…..we lost the FO team before the one on the field.

  • GoRangers23

    Good afternoon everyone! Today’s pics include pictures of the work on the new ballpark. Also, it is National Taco Day, so there are some restaurants with some specials for today only. Refresh

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  • TD30
    • GoRangers23

      It kills me that I will miss this one too. At least it’s baseball. 😄 Maybe I won’t miss all of it this time.

      • TD30

        I plan to try to tune in for a while. I just left the dr, and I have strep throat blah! So I plan to go to bed early tonight.

        • GoRangers23

          Oh no! That’s stuff is awful! I’m sorry you’re sick!

          It looks like Jonathan made it to the post season. That’s pretty cool. I really liked him. Nice guy.

          • TD30

            I didn’t even think about Lucroy. I can root for him tonight. Then I’m all about the astros!

          • JacobMcCandles

            Desmond too….best 3B in Arenado and And MVP Blackmon

          • TD30

            Oh yeah. I like Ian too

          • GoRangers23

            Me too!

  • TD30

    Woopsie Rockies

  • JacobMcCandles

    Get outside and Ck out the Bella Luna

  • JacobMcCandles

    Third team that has scored 3 runs in the first

  • WhoKnowscs

    Well Lucroy took a walk and ended the perfect game bid.

    • WhoKnowscs

      followed by a single to end the no hit bid.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Lucroy has a 3.000 OPS.

  • Rowdy Yates

    I don’t have a dog in this hunt but have never liked Greinke so not unhappy about him getting pounded this inning.

    • WhoKnowscs

      It was a boring game up to that point.

    • JacobMcCandles

      Been a decent post season pitcher

  • elkaba

    Just got home. Whatever happened to the pitching duel? These guys are burning through pitchers like there’s a limitless supply.

    • WhoKnowscs

      Fear of going home, guess they can’t always reason that the more pitchers you use the more likely one is to misfire. And the thinking that you won’t have extras.

    • JacobMcCandles

      BB post season

  • WhoKnowscs

    Just imagine Banister trying to manage a wild card game.

  • elkaba

    Bradley triples. Now that is exciting.

    • JacobMcCandles

      Good post from a AL fan!!! One of the many reasons that makes NL better than AL

      • elkaba

        Second career hit… not really something you want to sit through 162 games to get to.

        • JacobMcCandles

          Thats what makes it huge fast food fan…LO

          • von_todwin

            Okay okay, disagree still, but “fast food fan”–that’s good. 😀

          • JacobMcCandles

            HA! Old school

      • von_todwin

        DHs can hit triples too 😀

        • von_todwin

          I know what you mean that it adds some unpredictability, but for me it’s like an error or when the pitcher used to accidentally throw it away on an IBB. Kinda fun, but more of the result of *bad* play than someone excelling.

          • elkaba

            Yeah. And look at Bradley now. So excited he’s about to give up the lead.

          • von_todwin

            Aw, Lucroy kills it.

          • elkaba

            Not surprising. And about the whole NL vs. AL stuff, we have a NL manager and look how well that’s working. Lots of moves. Lots of lineups. Lots of pitching changes for no reason. Big mess.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Weak

          • elkaba

            He is that. 🙂

          • JacobMcCandles

            Your post…………

          • elkaba

            Hahaha

          • JacobMcCandles

            And now it represents the lead… : P

        • JacobMcCandles

          Not the pernt Edith

  • WhoKnowscs

    Just think if the Rockies hadn’t run for the pen as the first bit of trouble with their starter.

  • GoRangers23

    Is the game still on, and if so, what channel?

    • elkaba

      TBS

      • GoRangers23

        Thanks Elk!

  • JacobMcCandles

    Party at Jakes…got AZ minus 1.5 for $300….Wins 375

    • elkaba

      What does that mean?

      • JacobMcCandles

        Bet 300 to win 375, AZ has to win by 2

        • elkaba

          Ok. Don’t speak sports betting. Thanks for the explanation. And congrats… assuming former Rangers continue to underwhelm. Hee hee. 🙂

  • GoRangers23

    Adam Rosales is a Diamondback?

    • elkaba

      Can you believe it?

      • GoRangers23

        I was just surprised to see him there. Are there any more former Rangers besides Lucroy, Rosales, and Ian Desmond?

        • elkaba

          Don’t think so. I have a love- hate thing going with ex-Rangers. Glad to get to see them but don’t like to see them do too well. If they’re doing really well I want to know why they weren’t that good for us!

          • Rowdy Yates

            Lucroy had a better night than he ever had as a Ranger.

          • elkaba

            But not clutch, just like here. And a couple of passed balls or mixed signals, too.

          • elkaba

            And Desmond was 1 for 4.

          • GoRangers23

            Some of it is that they just have down years sometimes. And some of it is that Rangers fans are VERY critical of players not named Beltre. They tend to think much worse of players when they get on our team, even if they are performing close to what they did with another team. They get on social media and talk trash about the players. You know that some of that is bound to reach the players. When the players don’t feel the love from the fans, I think it gets in their heads, or maybe they just don’t feel like doing their best because they think the fans hate them anyway, so why bother.

          • elkaba

            I guess. I’m not on social media, except here, so I don’t see a lot of that. Dallas is pretty hard on athletes. I guess we got spoiled with “America’s team” and all that. I think Hamilton got it wrong- we’re not a baseball or football or basketball town. We’re a winners town and don’t like losing teams!

          • GoRangers23

            That is true. Texans like to win. 😄

            Some of the venom you have read in the past on the Rangers site is a lot like how people talk about players when they don’t perform up to the level people think they should.

          • elkaba

            That’s the we-like-winners thing. And the fact these guys are making millions. It costs so much to go to a game and watch them play. Then there’s the jerseys, the parking, the food and everything else. So people do expect a lot for the money.

          • GoRangers23

            It’s crazy expensive! Especially for a family. I’m very afraid that the big new ballpark I voted for, and am helping to pay for, will be too expensive for me to ever go to. I might be paying for someone else to have Air conditioning. 😩☹️😡

    • Rowdy Yates

      Good for him. He’ll get a playoff check now the DBacks are in.

      • elkaba

        Yeah, I’m happy for Mr. Happy!

        • GoRangers23

          Me too! I have always liked him.

          • elkaba

            Him I like better as an ex-Ranger. 🙂

          • GoRangers23

            Ha! He really seems like a nice guy and he really tried hard to do well.

    • von_todwin

      I think Adam Rosales is just on all teams simultaneously, and any team that needs a player can put him in. He transcends human limits.

      • GoRangers23

        Every team needs an Adam. 😄

  • elkaba

    Madagan has proven to be an asset as hitting coach after all.

    • GoRangers23

      Which team is he on now?

      • elkaba

        Diamondbacks. Those guys are hitting. He’s moving on.