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Post Season? Rotation?

Posted: 9/27/2012 3:55 PM

Post Season? Rotation? 


Assuming the Rangers don't totally create an uphill battle to the post season, what do you do about rotation?

Pitching hs been a concern for me since the beginning of the season frankly . Texas does not have a true #1. Never really did even with Lewis. Not having Lewis in the post season is huge for them in my mind, especially considering his post season ability.

The pitching staff seems to be loaded with fair #2's and solid #3 pitchers.

What do you do(beside hope they pick up a true ace next year)??
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Posted: 9/28/2012 1:20 PM

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The one big glaring hole we have is the 5 spot

The other other 4 I'd go to war with

Next year there's a pitcher I know we can get. He's young. Strikes out a ton of batters and has a low BAA. Sometimes has a problem with command but he's a rookie (if not for Trout, he'd be ROY). We can get him for the same amount of money Yu Darvish makes.
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Posted: 9/28/2012 6:10 PM

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The #5 spot in the rotation doesn't matter in the post season.
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Posted: 9/30/2012 10:37 AM

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tafkayeah wrote: The one big glaring hole we have is the 5 spot

The other other 4 I'd go to war with

Next year there's a pitcher I know we can get. He's young. Strikes out a ton of batters and has a low BAA. Sometimes has a problem with command but he's a rookie (if not for Trout, he'd be ROY). We can get him for the same amount of money Yu Darvish makes.

The one big glaring hole is at the No 1 spot. We don't have it and losing Lewis for the post season hurts a ton.
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Posted: 9/30/2012 9:58 PM

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waveone wrote:
tafkayeah wrote: The one big glaring hole we have is the 5 spot

The other other 4 I'd go to war with

Next year there's a pitcher I know we can get. He's young. Strikes out a ton of batters and has a low BAA. Sometimes has a problem with command but he's a rookie (if not for Trout, he'd be ROY). We can get him for the same amount of money Yu Darvish makes.

The one big glaring hole is at the No 1 spot. We don't have it and losing Lewis for the post season hurts a ton.
This & Mark's posts are dead-on.
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Posted: 10/1/2012 5:24 AM

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waveone wrote:
tafkayeah wrote: The one big glaring hole we have is the 5 spot

The other other 4 I'd go to war with

Next year there's a pitcher I know we can get. He's young. Strikes out a ton of batters and has a low BAA. Sometimes has a problem with command but he's a rookie (if not for Trout, he'd be ROY). We can get him for the same amount of money Yu Darvish makes.

The one big glaring hole is at the No 1 spot. We don't have it and losing Lewis for the post season hurts a ton.

Yu Darvish has been pitching like an ace for about a month now.
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Posted: 10/1/2012 3:07 PM

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Mark478 wrote:
waveone wrote:
tafkayeah wrote: The one big glaring hole we have is the 5 spot

The other other 4 I'd go to war with

Next year there's a pitcher I know we can get. He's young. Strikes out a ton of batters and has a low BAA. Sometimes has a problem with command but he's a rookie (if not for Trout, he'd be ROY). We can get him for the same amount of money Yu Darvish makes.

The one big glaring hole is at the No 1 spot. We don't have it and losing Lewis for the post season hurts a ton.

Yu Darvish has been pitching like an ace for about a month now.

To some degree, but at this point, he is no ace. Especially considering his latest performance. His outing was serviceable, that's about it. Will he become and ace? Looks like it and perhaps he'll throw the switch. We'll see.

Bottom line we still do not have a solid staff nor bullpen now. Simple as that. I know what I see and what I've watched since 1973. THis is my team and I am elated about hteir progress.

However the case they look a tad battle weary and I have some valid concerns. Simple as that. 
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Posted: 10/1/2012 6:08 PM

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In the past month or so, he dropped his ERA from around 5 to 3.90.  That's no small feat this late in the season.
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Posted: 10/1/2012 6:18 PM

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Mark478 wrote: In the past month or so, he dropped his ERA from around 5 to 3.90.  That's no small feat this late in the season.

I agree. Not baggin' on him just stating that his last performance Sunday could hve been better.
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Posted: 10/3/2012 12:05 AM

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waveone wrote: Assuming the Rangers don't totally create an uphill battle to the post season, what do you do about rotation?

Pitching hs been a concern for me since the beginning of the season frankly . Texas does not have a true #1. Never really did even with Lewis. Not having Lewis in the post season is huge for them in my mind, especially considering his post season ability.

The pitching staff seems to be loaded with fair #2's and solid #3 pitchers.

What do you do(beside hope they pick up a true ace next year)??
uphill battle reached
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Posted: 10/3/2012 7:14 AM

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dallasD85 wrote:
waveone wrote: Assuming the Rangers don't totally create an uphill battle to the post season, what do you do about rotation?

Pitching hs been a concern for me since the beginning of the season frankly . Texas does not have a true #1. Never really did even with Lewis. Not having Lewis in the post season is huge for them in my mind, especially considering his post season ability.

The pitching staff seems to be loaded with fair #2's and solid #3 pitchers.

What do you do(beside hope they pick up a true ace next year)??
uphill battle reached

Yep. I was afraid this was going to happen. THought about it for the last 5 weeks or so and here we are.

Nuts.
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