Friday, October 12, 2012

One Week After the Playoff Loss...

Glass Half Empty / Afternoon Cloud: Really couldn't bring myself to sit down and think about the season and that last game until now.

8 stinking pitches is what Josh saw in what may have been (I think likely was) his last game as a Ranger.

You are not going to win many ballgames getting only one run across the plate.

Glass Half Full / Silver Lining: There's next year to look forward to I guess.

Thoughts / Observations / Sidenotes: Some questions about the past season, the offseason and next season:

Why didn't Wash move Kins out of the lead off spot when it was apparent to everyone he wasn't cutting it?

Why didn't Wash move Josh out of the 3 hole when he starting batting about .200 after the All Star break?

They did bring up Olt and Profar but, they hardly got any action, so what was the point of having them join the big club then?

If the Rangers don't sign Josh, do they go out and get a player with some power?

Or do they make do with what they got: Gentry in center, Murph in left, Nellie in right?

Who is the Rangers first baseman?  Or is it going to be a platoon thing again next year between Young, Napoli(if they resign him) and Moreland?

Where was Robbie Ross down the stretch, did they forget they had him in the bullpen?


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Rangers' Collapse Complete

Glass Half Empty / Afternoon Cloud: But, they still got into the weird wildcard win-or-go-home-playoff game and NO ONE is expecting them to win it.

Glass Half Full / Silver Lining: But, they still got into the weird wildcard win-or-go-home-playoff game and NO ONE is expecting them to win it.

Thoughts / Observations / Sidenotes: Wow.  That was hard to watch.


Rangers On Verge of Monumental Collapse

Glass Half Empty / Afternoon Cloud: After leading the division since April 9 they're about to lose the division to the hottest team in baseball, the A's.  April 9 to Oct. 2 your Rangers were alone in first place.  And now they're on the verge of becoming a wildcard team in a win or go home playoff game.  Now don't you really wish the Rangers hadn't blown that save in the first game of the double header against the Angels this past Sunday?

Glass Half Full / Silver Lining: They're in the playoffs no matter what.  3 straight years.  Not too shabby.  You just don't want to back your way into the playoffs is all.

Thoughts / Observations / Sidenotes: Everyone chill out regarding firing Wash.  If you had a lead off batter that gets picked off seemingly every day and bats .250-ish, a slugging center fielder who took July off, a right fielder that hasn't been good offensively all year, a catcher who missed most of the summer, and your pitching "ace" out for the year, you'd be happy to just be in the playoffs and think that the manager did a pretty good job of managing an awful set of circumstances wouldn't you?  Unless I'm missing something, Wash cannot run the bases, hit or pitch for them.


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