There are a lot of major leaguers who are vastly overpaid. The industry is filled with .183-hitting shortstops making $15 million per year.
But nobody is more overpaid than Luis Ortiz and Callix Crabbe. They are the Ranger hitting coaches.
Texas is 30th of 30 teams in batting average and runs per game and home runs per game and total bases per game. And 29th of 30 teams in OBP and OPS and run differential and batting average with balls in play and isolated power and hits per game.
In layman’s terms, their offense is horrible.
That explains why every park the Texas Rangers have played in this season is not a hitter’s park. That is, at least to the Rangers.
So, as the Rangers transition from the last core of can’t miss players that can’t miss anything but a pitched ball to a new round of can’t miss players, one has to wonder why the same failed group that got them where they are today will be allowed to continue on.
Looks like ownership is swinging and missing with the same frequency as the players on the field.
Kyle Cody (0-0, 0.00) vs. Yusei Kikuchi (1-2, 6.12)