RANGERS WITH FIRST DUMB DEADLINE DEAL
Here is your starting rotation:
Your #1 guy Millwood has some nagging injuries and isn’t pitching that well anyway.
At #2 is the solid yet unspectacular Vicente Padilla.
At #3 is John Koronka, whose ERA has ballooned to over 5 since getting some early wins.
At #4 is Adam Eaton, who has been on the DL all season. He’s walked 4 in 3.2 IP and has an ERA of 7.36.
And at # 5, you currently have rookie John Rheinecker, or possibly retread John Wasdin or the struggling Kameron Loe.
So by all means, go out and get another power bat. Huh? The Rangers have traded for Carlos Lee, sending Kevin Mench, Laynce Nix and Francisco Cordero to the Brew Crew. Kudos to Bob Melvin. He got 3 pieces for 1 that is overrated and won’t be around next season.
Cordero had a terrible April and lost his closer job. But since then he has been great. Mench is a solid every day player that might still reach a higher level. Nix looks to be a utility-type OF after some hype as a Ranger prospect. He has some skills and some uses. He bats left, can run some and has some power.
Didn’t the Rangers watch the Tribe of the 90′s? Gotta have some big gun starting pitching in the postseason or you’re going home without hardware. Of course they still have to get there first. And hey, good luck with that.