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  • are the rangers the big loser of the 2012 off season?

    I think yes. a lot of other AL teams got better by signing big FAs including their division rival the angels who got the biggest price.

    not only the rangers were unable to sign one of the big FA (pujols, fielder, reyes) they also lost their best pitcher C.J wilson also to their divison rival.
    the only guy they could land was darvish and it is doubtful that darvish even can replace wilson adequately (although he does have very much talent).

    didn't the rangers just sign a huge TV deal? I would be very dissapointed as a rangers fan. no big FA singned and letting walk their best pitcher to only sign an unproven japanese pitcher (and we know how japanese pitchers usually perform in the majors) despite having a lot of money is not fair towards the rangers fans.

    Even if darvish does indeed dominate (big if) they are still not improved because wilson is gone. shouldn't they have done more when NY, detroit and especially their own divission rival the angel all improved their roster?
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  • #2
    Is it possible the Rangers didn't resign CJ Wilson because he has won exactly 1 playoff game for them in 9 career starts? Not exactly a great way to prove you are worthy of "ace" money.
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    1. Babe Ruth
    2. Barry Bonds
    3. Ty Cobb
    4. Ted Williams
    5. Willie Mays
    6. Alex Rodriguez
    7. Hank Aaron
    8. Honus Wagner
    9. Lou Gehrig
    10. Mickey Mantle

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    • #3
      CJ Wilson = a lefty AJ Burnett

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      • #4
        Rangers lost Wilson pretty sure there Rotation is now officially hit the dumps.
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        A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. -Nelson Mandela

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        • #5
          Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
          Is it possible the Rangers didn't resign CJ Wilson because he has won exactly 1 playoff game for them in 9 career starts? Not exactly a great way to prove you are worthy of "ace" money.
          well the other starters of texas all had a worse ERA than him. how exactly does helping your best ERA pitcher a team playoff stats or not?
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          • #6
            Originally posted by RaysFan_98 View Post
            Rangers lost Wilson pretty sure there Rotation is now officially hit the dumps.
            I bet people said the same thing after they lost Cliff Lee...
            My top 10 players:

            1. Babe Ruth
            2. Barry Bonds
            3. Ty Cobb
            4. Ted Williams
            5. Willie Mays
            6. Alex Rodriguez
            7. Hank Aaron
            8. Honus Wagner
            9. Lou Gehrig
            10. Mickey Mantle

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            • #7
              Originally posted by dominik View Post
              well the other starters of texas all had a worse ERA than him. how exactly does helping your best ERA pitcher a team playoff stats or not?
              Can you rephrase the question? I have no idea what you are asking.
              My top 10 players:

              1. Babe Ruth
              2. Barry Bonds
              3. Ty Cobb
              4. Ted Williams
              5. Willie Mays
              6. Alex Rodriguez
              7. Hank Aaron
              8. Honus Wagner
              9. Lou Gehrig
              10. Mickey Mantle

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              • #8
                Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
                I bet people said the same thing after they lost Cliff Lee...
                Lee turns into the hulk in post season though lol
                All it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing. -Unknown

                A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. -Nelson Mandela

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
                  Can you rephrase the question? I have no idea what you are asking.
                  you made it sound like losing wilson was no big loss because of his PO record. I do think that wilson is more a good no.2 rather than an ace but still such a pitcher is very valuable in a rotation.
                  I now have my own non commercial blog about training for batspeed and power using my training experience in baseball and track and field.

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                  • #10
                    I'll take a rotation of Derek Holland, Alexi Ogando, Matt Harrison, Colby Lewis and Neftali Perez. Add Yu Darvish to the mix and I think that Texas and the Angels are going to make the AL West very entertaining this year. And don't underestimate the importance of that staff working together with Nolan Ryan and Mike and Greg Maddux. Texas will have one of the best pitching staffs in all of baseball this year, which is something I never thought I'd say.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Rich the Giants fan View Post
                      I'll take a rotation of Derek Holland, Alexi Ogando, Matt Harrison, Colby Lewis and Neftali Perez. Add Yu Darvish to the mix and I think that Texas and the Angels are going to make the AL West very entertaining this year. And don't underestimate the importance of that staff working together with Nolan Ryan and Mike and Greg Maddux. Texas will have one of the best pitching staffs in all of baseball this year, which is something I never thought I'd say.
                      YU Darvish is an unknown hasn't proven anything and is all hype at this point.
                      All it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing. -Unknown

                      A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. -Nelson Mandela

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by dominik View Post
                        you made it sound like losing wilson was no big loss because of his PO record. I do think that wilson is more a good no.2 rather than an ace but still such a pitcher is very valuable in a rotation.
                        Yeah he is a much better pitcher than people give him credit for.
                        Wilson had a 2.31 ERA on the road last year. The Rangers play in the worst pitcher's park in the ML.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by RaysFan_98 View Post
                          YU Darvish is an unknown hasn't proven anything and is all hype at this point.
                          I think he allowed for that assumption in his evaluation. He was the sixth starter listed.

                          Reading comprehension!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by RaysFan_98 View Post
                            YU Darvish is an unknown hasn't proven anything and is all hype at this point.
                            100% true, but I believe he's going to be a very good pitcher in MLB. And even without him they have a very formidable starting five.
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                            "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts" ~ Albert Einstein

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