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Texas Rangers 2012 Thread

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by Sam I Am, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. RamziD

    RamziD Well-Known Member

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    *** is up with Darvish?
  2. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    He'll be fine.
  3. Dawgs0916

    Dawgs0916 Will the Thrill

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    Why do you say that? Because we gave him an outrageous amount of money? Or because his outrageous amounts of walks make you think so.
  4. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    LOL!

    That is about all I have to say about that.
  5. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Back off the panic button. The guy is coming to a completely different culture, different lifestyle, different league, different baseball, yet still is 4th in strikeouts, 4th in hits given up, tied for 5th in wins, and 16th in ERA. (all stats stated with minimum 100 innings pitched)

    Give the guy a chance. Most American pitchers who have pitched with the same size / type of baseball do way worse than Yu is doing right now. I'm actually very surprised at how well he actually is doing in his rookie year.
  6. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Plus he has a top-notch pitching coach now... he's doing really well considering, but give him a year or two and he may be almost unhittable...
  7. RamziD

    RamziD Well-Known Member

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    Yu's command issues have resurfaced after a stretch of games where it looked like he had everything together. I think it's probably fatigue more than anything else - he's not used to pitching this often. Also, maybe he should just focus on 3-4 pitches instead of his arsenal of 7. I have no doubt that he will eventually become what we all expect...we already saw flashes of that earlier this year.
  8. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    The good thing is it usually happens at the beginning of the game. No matter what he seems to always settle in and find a groove.
  9. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    I think they will work on his mechanics, endurance, and cut down on his pitches this offseason. His whole delivery is very raw in many ways. Good thing we have the Maddox brothers on the staff.
  10. gmoney112

    gmoney112 Well-Known Member

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    Beltre just does not get enough love.
  11. gmoney112

    gmoney112 Well-Known Member

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    I would just like to inform everyone that Mike Napoli just produced an RBI.

    Off to a good start tonight. Everything seems to be going in our favor.
  12. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    Yes!

    I started watching after it was 4-0.
  13. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    When this team gets hot. they are formidable...
  14. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    They haven't been hot for a while. Once we start seeing a couple more 15 run beat downs we will know they are in full force. Kind of like how they opened the season.
  15. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    favorite player. gentry close second. kinsler, my least favorite.
  16. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    holy crap we might actually get papa johns tonight.
  17. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    I love Beltre haha. He always plays looking pissed off gotta like it. Beltre is a superstar, he can carry this team.


    Anyways, I have never understood how the 1st/3rd base umps are supposed to judge check swings.
  18. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    it's subjective decision. there is no official "rule" in the book. but i've heard that if the ump can see the entire face of the top of the bat then it is a swing.
  19. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    They can beat any team at any time with pure talent...

    I agree... not as consistent, but this is a REALLY good team...

    I hope it translates to the postseason... they were obviously the better team in the last WS... but bad luck always follows our Rangers... :mad:
  20. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    It's frustrating. This group needs a ring.

    They will probably have their best regular season this year; if we can get into the post season healthy I will be very confident. Once our pitching comes back I see good things happening.

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