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BleedinBloksDaily
04-10-2009, 02:51 AM
The texas rangers are making the playoffs this year! I repeat the texas rangers are making the playoffs!

lonny23
04-10-2009, 04:21 AM
The texas rangers are making the playoffs this year! I repeat the texas rangers are making the playoffs!
It's going to be the same story as always. Will they have enough pitching to make it?

BleedinBloksDaily
04-10-2009, 04:43 AM
It's going to be the same story as always. Will they have enough pitching to make it?

3-0 start since 1996?

cougardude
04-10-2009, 04:46 AM
3-0 start since 1996?


That was the last time they started 3-0 and they went on to win their first AL West title!

GO RANGERS!!!

lonny23
04-10-2009, 10:26 AM
OK,

Here's what I'm talking about. I'll use last year's standings with runs scored and runs against along with the runs =/-:

EAST
x-Tampa Bay 97 65 .599 774 671 +103
y-Boston 95 67 .586 845 694 +151
NY Yankees 89 73 .549 789 727 +62
Toronto 86 76 .531 714 610 +104
Baltimore 68 93 .422 782 869 -87

CENTRAL
x-Chicago Sox 89 74 .546 811 729 +82
Minnesota 88 75 .540 829 745 +84
Cleveland 81 81 .500 805 761 +44
Kansas City 75 87 .458 691 781 -90
Detroit 74 88 .457 821 857 -36

WEST
*-LA Angels 100 62 .617 765 697 +68
Texas 79 83 .488 901 967 -66
Oakland 75 86 .466 646 690 -44
Seattle 61 101 .377 671 811 -140

EAST
x-Philadelphia 92 70 .568 799 680 +119
NY Mets 89 73 .549 799 715 +84
Florida 84 77 .522 770 767 +3
Atlanta 72 90 .444 753 778 -25
Washington 59 102 .366 641 825 -184

CENTRAL
*-Chicago Cubs 97 64 .602 855 671 +184
y-Milwaukee 90 72 .556 750 689 +61
Houston 86 75 .534 712 743 -31
St. Louis 86 76 .531 779 725 +54
Cincinnati 74 88 .457 704 800 -96
Pittsburgh 67 95 .414 735 884 -149

WEST
x-LA Dodgers 84 78 .519 700 648 +52
Arizona 82 80 .506 720 706 +14
Colorado 74 88 .457 747 822 -75
San Francisco 72 90 .444 640 759 -119
San Diego 63 99 .389 637 764 -127

Texas scored 901 runs last year. It's not crazy to think they can get to 1000 this year with fewer injuries and better years from the lineup. The Rangers problem was their pitching was worse than their hitting was good. They scored a bunch and still gave up more runs than they scored. I'm not saying Texas has to get down to the 600's for defense, but they're going to have to get down to 850 at the minimum and that's also making sure they keep up last year's offensive pace. Texas could probably win the World Series if they could score 1000 and give up 800. I just don't know if they can hold teams to 800.

tayb
04-10-2009, 10:39 AM
Texas is going to have to give up a lot less than 800 to win a world series. The thing about hitting teams is that batters always go on slumps and without great pitching you are just stuck. The Yankees have a murders row this year but if their staff doesn't keep up they won't make the playoffs much less bring home a ring. Rangers put up 1,000 runs and give up 800 they will probably make the playoffs but all it will take is one slump and they won't have a pitching staff to protect themselves from it.

Pitching has and always will win world series rings. Bats can only take you so far as the Yankees have proved over and over this decade.

b756561
04-10-2009, 03:00 PM
The texas rangers are making the playoffs this year! I repeat the texas rangers are making the playoffs!

Yeah, and that's what I said back before they traded away Jim Sundberg and Hargrove. If they couldn't win then??????:p:eek::)

lonny23
04-10-2009, 03:45 PM
Texas is going to have to give up a lot less than 800 to win a world series. The thing about hitting teams is that batters always go on slumps and without great pitching you are just stuck. The Yankees have a murders row this year but if their staff doesn't keep up they won't make the playoffs much less bring home a ring. Rangers put up 1,000 runs and give up 800 they will probably make the playoffs but all it will take is one slump and they won't have a pitching staff to protect themselves from it.

Pitching has and always will win world series rings. Bats can only take you so far as the Yankees have proved over and over this decade.
Your theory isn't bad, but my point is I was giving the Rangers run production unlike what's been seen in a long time. A hitting slump for Texas is almost always multiple runs. 3 runs is a bad game for Texas.

200 more runs more than you give up is going to probably get you 100 wins. You might still get beat in the playoffs, but the Yankees and Red Sox have both had great years with 900+ runs and giving up in the 750+ range.

F18mustang
04-10-2009, 04:40 PM
I wouldn't mind winning 3 out of 4, that means that rangers will end up winning 122 games...