Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

2008 Rangers season thread

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • 2008 Rangers season thread

    Thought it was about time to start a 2008 season thread since the Rangers have finally started to show a little life.

  • #2
    Having year after year of bad break, something has got to give.. this team has too much talent to stay 4th every single year..
    "Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer." - Ted Williams :gt

    Comment


    • #3
      Hard to believe the the Rangers have a record to rival the New York Yankees six weeks into the season.

      Comment


      • #4
        they are still not all there, yes we won 6 series, but its amazing how we can't close out a sweep, not 1 sweep this year with exception of that 2 game series in Toronto.
        "Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer." - Ted Williams :gt

        Comment


        • #5
          Gagne trade and Hamilton deal are all that's holding this team together right now.

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by Imgran View Post
            Gagne trade and Hamilton deal are all that's holding this team together right now.
            kason gabbard has been hurt most of the season, and david murphy was struggling for a while sinking his batting.. but david murphy beat out Ellsbury for rookie of the month of April.. but both are very talented.. take away that horrible 7 game losing streak we had in boston and detroit, and it's been a solid season compared to last year..
            "Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer." - Ted Williams :gt

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by Imgran View Post
              Gagne trade and Hamilton deal are all that's holding this team together right now.
              ehhhh...you might want to consider the signing of Bradley, Guardado, Ponson and the development of Feldman in there as well.

              Comment


              • #8
                The next ten days on the road will help gauge the Ranger's progress for 2008.

                Four with Minnesota.
                Three with Cleveland.
                Three with Tampa Bay. (who would have thought)

                Comment


                • #9
                  Where on where has all the pitching gone the last few days? Did everybody get injured all at the same time? Hitting is great. They just need to weather the storm, someway, somehow!

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Padilla and millwood each have to miss, throwing everyting into chaos. Add in a couple of meltdowns by Wright to get everyting else out of whack, and you get a total mess. Hopefully Millwood's outing last nite and a good outing by Padilla tonight will get things settled down.
                    Oh, and taking a guy(Tejada)who has proven his only hope of pitching well is as a starter, and bring him in in RELIEF with the freakin bases loaded. fit that square peg into that round hole, guys...

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      2008 midseason report

                      Four Rangers make the All Star team. Thirteen rookies have already been used. Nine with no Major League experience. Team started 9-18, the worst record in baseball. They had also scored 49 runs less than any team up to that time.

                      Now they are three games over .500 with one of the most productive offenses in baseball. The pitching is so often injured and overworked it's hard to sustain any real momentum to produce win streaks.

                      Ian Kinsler is a hot as they come right now. Milton Bradley had maintained his lofty numbers since the start of season. Josh Hamilton has had a power outage lately, but he is still driving in runs on a pretty regular basis. David Murphy looks like he could win the Rookie of the Year the way he's been playing. A lot of tough competition this year. Chris Davis may never come out the line up for Hank Blalock to play first. Marlon Byrd, Salty, Max Ramirez, Ramon Vazquez, and Herman Duran have provided excellent depth at crucial times this year.

                      Perhaps this year they will take off to a flying start after the All-Star break, and make life a little harder for teams in the American League, especially the Angels. All the pieces seem ready to come together for once. I sure hope so.

                      Anybody with something else to add?

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Steven Tyler View Post
                        Four Rangers make the All Star team. Thirteen rookies have already been used. Nine with no Major League experience. Team started 9-18, the worst record in baseball. They had also scored 49 runs less than any team up to that time.

                        Now they are three games over .500 with one of the most productive offenses in baseball. The pitching is so often injured and overworked it's hard to sustain any real momentum to produce win streaks.

                        Ian Kinsler is a hot as they come right now. Milton Bradley had maintained his lofty numbers since the start of season. Josh Hamilton has had a power outage lately, but he is still driving in runs on a pretty regular basis. David Murphy looks like he could win the Rookie of the Year the way he's been playing. A lot of tough competition this year. Chris Davis may never come out the line up for Hank Blalock to play first. Marlon Byrd, Salty, Max Ramirez, Ramon Vazquez, and Herman Duran have provided excellent depth at crucial times this year.

                        Perhaps this year they will take off to a flying start after the All-Star break, and make life a little harder for teams in the American League, especially the Angels. All the pieces seem ready to come together for once. I sure hope so.

                        Anybody with something else to add?
                        If their young pitchers can stay healthy the 2nd half they might be able to put together a short run. I like what I saw last night from Harrison, granted just the first start, and I like what little I have seen out of Hurley. If they can give them some innings and keep the pen a little more rested it might be interesting but I am not holding my breath cause that is a lot to ask for.
                        Baseball Journeyman

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Michael Ballard was suppose to get called up today to pitch but Madrigal ended up starting. Does anyone know why Ballard was pulled? Doesn't make a lick of sense playing the whole game with a depleted bullpen...
                          Last edited by deftones999us; 07-09-2008, 07:23 PM.
                          "Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer." - Ted Williams :gt

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by deftones999us View Post
                            Michael Ballard was suppose to get called up today to pitch but Madrigal ended up starting. Does anyone know why Ballard was pulled? Doesn't make a lick of sense playing the whole game with a depleted bullpen...
                            they had JD on during the game. He said they felt the pen could get the job done and were rested enough. Ballard was actually at the game in a suite with his agent. Sucks to get the call but not get the call. At least he didn't have to travel far and Frisco had the night off.
                            Baseball Journeyman

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              July 29th

                              Another ugly win against the Mariners. Despite five errors and blowing a 6-0 lead they come back and win in the Ranger bottom of the ninth. If anything the Rangers don't make a fan want to leave early.

                              Good job guys. Way to fight to the end and not quit. My kind of ball team.

                              Comment

                              Ad Widget

                              Collapse
                              Working...
                              X