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The inevitable September Collapse of the Texas Rangers

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by SooneRockStro, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. Buck Turgidson

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    Look up.
     
  2. SooneRockStro

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    So far so good.
     
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    With 12 outs to go Cole has a shot at 15 Ks+ if he goes CG.
     
  4. Hey Now!

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    I grew up on the NL and pitchers batting; I looked down at the AL for DECADES and hated the DH.

    Now? Why would anyone want to EVER watch a pitcher bat? What is the point? In what other sport would we champion an idea in which the participants themselves are wholly ambivalent? Pitchers are terrible batters and yet make next-to-no effort to improve. THEY don't care. It's the equivalent of watching a kicker who never practices.
     
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    Yes, Dez had too many drops last year. If he hadn't...he'd still be there. But I think he was dropping them because he was pressing...trying too hard to make things work. That sounds like a solvable problem. He'll also be healthier this year, and now with a big chip on his shoulder. I think he'll have a pretty good year wherever he goes. Not sure he would have with the Cowboys. Dez is the type of player who is always open, no matter how well he's covered. You throw the ball up, and he goes up and gets it. The problem is...Dak doesn't/can't make that throw. Romo could. That Dez's declining production coincides with Romo's being unavailable at QB is no coincidence.
     
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    If THEY don't care, you don't want THEM on your team, just like a kicker who never practices. Maybe have pitchers throw at them during BP until their attitude improves....
     
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