Thursday, September 3, 2009
If you were to ask me in early April whether or not I believed the Rangers had a snowball's chance of making the playoffs, my answer would have been quite pessimistic. Like Coach Jim Mora, I would have hoped that they could just win a game. Like I wrote in my April 6th Jive, I had "blind hopefulness" that this was the year. But being the realist that I am, I knew that it was nothing but wishful thinking. I can't believe that it is early September and we are still in this thing. It's gonna be tough without Michael Young for two weeks but I gotta feeling it's gonna go down to the wire. There's no telling how many Winston's Ron Washington is gonna smoke this month. there is no doubt that we have a good team. We have......
Ian Kinsler - He is going to end up a 30-30 guy. Few second baseman's have ever done this.
Elvis Andrus - We have found our starting shortstop for years to come.
Michael Young - He's having a career-year. Future Hall of Famer? Discuss.
Chris Davis - It was very beneficial for him to go to the minors and work on his mechanics. I said it before and still believe it...he will be a star one day.
Hank Blalock - Thanks for the memories. I'm sure Frank thanks you for paying for his Grad school.
Pudge Rodriguez - It's good to have him home. He should play everyday.
Taylor Teagarden - You can't hit 190 and expect to be the starting catcher...especially when the catcher on the bench is a first-ballot hall of famer that can still go.
Jarrod Saltalamachia - At least he's good on defense...
Josh Hamilton - Someone told me that as soon as he gets red-hot, the Rangers should trade him. Sadly, I agree. With his relapse in January, "The Bone" is just too big of a risk. BTW, I've never seen a single's hitter who can hit the ball 600 ft. Very strange.
Marlon Byrd - There has been talks that the Rangers will not attempt to sign him next year. I think that is a bad mistake. He's a spiritual leader who leads by example. The Rangers need him.
Nelson Cruz - It took him 30 years, but he finally got it together. He's a big threat in the line-up and I hope this year is not a fluke.
Andrew Jones - Nice comeback...better smile. Thanks for stopping by.
David Murphy - The "Murph-Dog" is a quality ball player. I would still let him go before Marlon.
Julio Borbon - This guy is very impressive. Could he be then next Rickey H. Henderson?
Omar Vizquel - I've never seen anyone play the infield so effortlessly. I think he should be resigned for next year.
C.J. Wilson - He hasn't made me nearly as mad as he has in the past. He's having a decent year.
Scott Feldman - He's probobly the best pitcher on the team.
Kevin Millwood - You get a lecture from Big Tex and you'd straighten out too.
Neftalli Feliz - He needs a nickname. "Fireball" Feliz?
Derek Holland - Ol' Meatball has had no-hitter stuff a few times this year.
Brandon McCarthy - He looks like Hank Williams Sr.
Frank Francisco - He was dominating before his illness and injury. It looks like he's gotten it together again. If he doesn't, I'm sure everyone will boo him out of town like they did CoCo.
Ron Washington - Give that man a smoke.
Stay Hard...Stay Hungry... Stay Alive,