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Old 03-28-2018, 11:47 AM   #1
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2018 Please Stay Out of The Cellar Tour

If the preseason games I watched are any indicator, the pitching flat out sucks. When you gotta scrape Bartolo Colon off the bottom of port-a-potty floor, you know you are in for some bad times. I sure hope Jon Daniels is planning for the future because this offseason was a big bunch of meh..

Not expecting much but I will be watching as usual. Hopefully they can surprise us all....I have seen bigger turnarounds from this team and others..

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Old 03-28-2018, 11:50 AM   #2
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Old 03-28-2018, 11:55 AM   #3
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Old 03-28-2018, 11:57 AM   #4
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Surprise me Rangers! Gonna needs lots of luck this year.
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Not getting my hopes up too high but I will stick with them. They have been worse.


PLAY BALL !!!!! LET'S GO RANGERS !!!!
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Old 03-28-2018, 12:17 PM   #6
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If and when the Rangers go 1-0 how many WS bound replies will we get? I have many delusional Rangers buddies
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Old 03-28-2018, 12:21 PM   #7
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I'll be somewhat satisfied if they stay in the middle of the AL wins/losses pack, most of the young talent steps up and plays as hoped, and if Adrian Beltre has a healthy, productive final season.
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If and when the Rangers go 1-0 how many WS bound replies will we get? I have many delusional Rangers buddies


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Old 03-28-2018, 12:27 PM   #9
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Old 03-28-2018, 12:28 PM   #10
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Good luck to the Rangers! I'm ready for some baseball
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Old 03-28-2018, 12:36 PM   #11
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Not sure how a 6 man pitching rotation is going to work. Disappointed the Rangers didn't get pitching help. Maybe we can hang in there for a wild card. Go Rangers!
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Old 03-28-2018, 12:49 PM   #12
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I think they are trying to rebuild the team so that they have a contender by 2020 when the new stadium opens. I just dont think they have the arms in the minors, nor the deep pockets to spend in free agency, to develop a quality pitching staff in the next three years. I am not optimistic about this rebuild, at least within that time-frame....

For this year, I am just hoping for competitive baseball for the most part (i.e. .500 ball). I can live with that.
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Old 03-28-2018, 12:57 PM   #13
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I see more strikeouts than hits from this line-up.
Pitching will be just like most years in the past.
I like the rangers too much, so I will be watching pretty much every game!
My prediction is dead last in the west. I think 75 wins will be stretching it with this team. I hope they prove me wrong though.
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Old 03-28-2018, 01:00 PM   #14
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I think they are trying to rebuild the team so that they have a contender by 2020 when the new stadium opens. I just dont think they have the arms in the minors, nor the deep pockets to spend in free agency, to develop a quality pitching staff in the next three years. I am not optimistic about this rebuild, at least within that time-frame....

For this year, I am just hoping for competitive baseball for the most part (i.e. .500 ball). I can live with that.
I agree, but as long as they don't go full on tank mode. A year or two where they dont sell off the farm in July will be a good start. The money is there. They are saving 20+ million in payroll this year compared to last. I guess JD and the owners didnt think that 20+ would be enough to put them over the edge so they are stashing it.

This club can be competitive but guys are going to have to step up. #1 is Odor. He has to improve. If Maz and Gallo take steps forward the offensive will be there. Just hope the pitching can hold up.
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Old 03-28-2018, 01:15 PM   #15
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Going to be a long season but like the rest of you, hoping to see some bright spots in our young guys for the future.
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Old 03-28-2018, 01:20 PM   #16
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It's all about pitching - and the effing Rangers dont have any ...

It's frustrating but nothing new.
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Old 03-28-2018, 02:27 PM   #17
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Iím in with exceptionally low expectations. I hope they surprise me.
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Old 03-28-2018, 08:00 PM   #18
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Pitching is a train wreck looking for a place to happen. Hamels is gone by the trading deadline. Beltre' is not down w/ JD's reconstruction plan. I'd be shocked it he's not gone by the trading deadline. The only way i think he's with the Rangers at the end of the season is if he is injured. Not a bad bet. We'll see. I think a .500 season would be a major accomplishment.

BUT, it's baseball time! Play ball!
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Old 03-28-2018, 08:14 PM   #19
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Anyone going to the home opener tomorrow? I will be there
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Old 03-28-2018, 08:58 PM   #20
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I wish the Rangers well....just not against the Astros. I will be rooting for them for all of their other games. Hope they have a great season.
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Old 03-28-2018, 09:35 PM   #21
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Pitching is a train wreck looking for a place to happen. Hamels is gone by the trading deadline. Beltre' is not down w/ JD's reconstruction plan. I'd be shocked it he's not gone by the trading deadline. The only way i think he's with the Rangers at the end of the season is if he is injured. Not a bad bet. We'll see. I think a .500 season would be a major accomplishment.

BUT, it's baseball time! Play ball!
Pretty well sums up my feelings too. No way in Hades do both Belts and Hamels survive the trade deadline IMO.

But hey......itís baseball so Iíll maintain my very optimistic expectations until we are mathematically out of it!

GO RANGERS!
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Old 03-28-2018, 10:05 PM   #22
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Unfortunately I think we are sellers at trade deadline. They could prove me wrong. Is it a bad sign when all you hear about are the new ballpark menu items?

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Old 03-28-2018, 10:07 PM   #23
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I hope the stros donít sweep us. It is definitely going to be a loooong season unless a lot of the pitchers step up and throw the best season of their career. Like most of yíall I will stick it out and watch almost every game.


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Old 03-28-2018, 10:13 PM   #24
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I am not to worried about the offense as I feel it will be better than last year. I wouldn't be surprised if Profar gets the nod at 2nd by the all star game though. I think we will see a good improvement by Gallo at the plate. He will still have his strikeouts but I expect better things from him this year. I actually expect Rua to lead the team in strikeouts this year if he gets significant playing time in left.
I am with everyone else this pitching staff scares me and we are going to need a lot of run support this year as I am expecting a lot of high scoring games this year. With that said I am just going to sit back and enjoy some baseball and try not to cuss out the pitching to much. I am with Jabel I will be happy if we can get to 75 wins this season.

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Old 03-29-2018, 08:02 AM   #25
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Game day is here!
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Old 03-29-2018, 11:55 AM   #29
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Not sure how a 6 man pitching rotation is going to work. Disappointed the Rangers didn't get pitching help. Maybe we can hang in there for a wild card. Go Rangers!
Especially when they only have about 3 pitchers...
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Old 03-29-2018, 12:29 PM   #30
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Any of ya'll going to the game?
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Old 03-29-2018, 03:05 PM   #31
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Old 03-29-2018, 03:24 PM   #32
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Old 03-29-2018, 03:26 PM   #33
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Beltre is far and away my favorite Ranger but this guy is my man once Beltre is gone via trade or retirement.
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Old 03-29-2018, 03:27 PM   #34
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Old 03-29-2018, 09:18 PM   #35
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Especially when they only have about 3 pitchers...
3 is optimistic.
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Old 03-29-2018, 09:27 PM   #36
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It's going to be a long season.
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Old 03-29-2018, 09:39 PM   #37
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I'll enjoy it.
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Old 03-30-2018, 05:30 PM   #38
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The worst part of this season after the losses coming will be how fast my liquor cabinet gets emptied I'm afraid
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In...Fister looked good in the 1st. Hopefully, we will provide offensive support. Keuchel will be tough!


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Mazara...for the good guys!


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Old 03-30-2018, 08:14 PM   #44
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This umpire blooooows....


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...or just score him...
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5-1 with some “questionable calls”, look good through 7. Let’s close it in good fashion and tie the series
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