Dempster's a Ranger

Discussion in 'Baseball' started by Horn2Run, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. Horn2Run

    Horn2Run 1,000+ Posts

    Great move by JD here. Two class A players for a rental for the drive

    I was afraid we'd lose Olt or Kirkman....or much worse, Profar. We lost nothing.

    just hoping Dempster gets "onboard" for his start tomorrow nite and doesn't halfass it. He's on record saying he wanted ot go the Dodgers to team up with Ted Lilly again (which i suppose is who he signs w/ in November).

    Good trade. Even tho we're more than a pitcher away, this is a steal if the lineup starts hitting again
     
  2. Horn2Run

    Horn2Run 1,000+ Posts

    also surprised that a guy with a 2.25 ERA in 16 starts doesn't go for more than two class AA players, even if for just a pennant drive.....Yanks and Dodgeers were the other 2 bidders apparently.
     
  3. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    This does seem like a steal... wonder if there is more to the story. Guess we will find out soon enough.
     
  4. seb44

    seb44 250+ Posts

    The cubs might not have known how bad the Rangers needed him.

    Link

    "If Roy Oswalt's performance on Monday didn't push the Rangers to deal for Ryan Dempster, perhaps the news that right-hander Neftali Feliz will need Tommy John surgery and is out for the rest of the season did.

    Rangers GM Jon Daniels said the team has known for a couple of days that Feliz would need the surgery, but kept the news under wraps until after the trade deadline so that other teams wouldn't know just how much the Rangers needed another starter.

    "I don't think it played a big role in it," Daniels said of the team's move to acquire Dempster.

    It may not have played a big role, but it was a big enough role to keep it under wraps for a couple days so that they didn't hurt their leverage.

    The 24-year-old Feliz started just seven games for the Rangers this season, going 3-1 with a 3.16 ERA in those starts and one relief appearance. The converted reliever hasn't pitched for the Rangers since May 18. Feliz had been scheduled to pitch for Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday, but was scratched with what the team called "discomfort in his right elbow," but turned out to be a tear of the ulnar collateral ligament.

    With Dempster, Oswalt will be moved to the bullpen, the Rangers announced. Dempster, who was scheduled to start Tuesday for the Cubs, will now start Thursday against the Angels opposite C.J. Wilson."
     
  5. Horn69

    Horn69 2,500+ Posts

    In JD I trust. Just like the Lee deal...swoopes in minutes before deadline and STEALS player from the Yanks. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Hook'em!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    Man do we need this guy to step into the rotation and hit the ground running on Thursday... bring the heat, get strike outs and eat up innings.
     
  7. HornHuskerDad

    HornHuskerDad 5,000+ Posts

    ^And get the sinker working so anything they hit stays in the park.

    HHD [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Horn69

    Horn69 2,500+ Posts

    Keep the ERA in the 2's and we got a deal...and a steal.

    Hook'em!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. Larry T. Spider

    Larry T. Spider 1,000+ Posts

    What a steal!
     

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