Monday, February 23, 2015

I'm a little late with this but in case you were under a rock, Profar will likely miss the season

Glass Half Empty / Afternoon Cloud: Yup. Just like clockwork, before a single game, even a spring training game, a Ranger (Profar) is likely out for the season (see Holland last year).

Glass Half Full / Silver Lining: At least JD extended out the MVP of the Rangers Adrian Beltre through 2016. Please, please, please don't let him get hurt.

Thoughts / Observations / Sidenotes: Profar now reminds me of another DFW sports figure that everyone claims is great but we have yet to see him perform to his supposed potential due to injury. That other DFW sports figure is one Sean Lee, linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys. Ask anyone a few years back and they would tell you that Sean Lee was an elite, can't miss talent. Which maybe is true and maybe it's not. But does it really matter if he's always hurt. Injured means he doesn't play. If he cannot play then by definition he is not great. I can just see them randomly running into each other, "Mr. Profar, Mr Lee is ahead of you in the waiting room waiting to see the doctor."

At any rate, Profar should be back for the 2016 season. 2016! Man I wish they had traded him when he was a can't miss prospect and the Rangers could have received a MLB proven #2 or 3 starting rotation guy. Oh well, it's easy to Monday-morning quarterback all that now I guess.


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Guess how many Texas Rangers' deals are mentioned in Grantland's article re the worst current MLB contracts?

Glass Half Empty / Afternoon Cloud: Spoiler alert,  it's a lot. And this is just current contracts. Chan Ho and ARod's contracts should of course be in the hall of fame of bad MLB contracts.

Glass Half Full / Silver Lining: At least there's some ex Rangers on the list that the organization dodged some bullets on (see Mark Teixeira, ARod and Josh Hamilton's current deals).

Thoughts / Observations / Sidenotes: Rangers' contracts mentioned in the article, in this order I believe: Elvis, Prince, Shin-Soo Choo and Matt Harrison.

JD has gotten some passes regarding some bad deals he's orchestrated, I think, since he did put together 2 squads that went to back to back World Series. And he should. But for how long? The World Series appearances were in 2010 and 2011. That's starting to seem like a long, long time ago in a Rangers galaxy far, far away. The club doesn't have Nolan or Wash anymore. I gotta wonder, how many more mediocre to bad seasons JD will be allowed before he's looking for a new gig?

Of course one good season will right everything. And then we will be talking about how great JD is again.


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