Texas Rangers 2022 Thread

Discussion in 'Baseball' started by FWHORN, Nov 29, 2021.

  1. FWHORN

    FWHORN 5,000+ Posts

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  2. LHABSOB

    LHABSOB 1,000+ Posts

  3. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Seager is the prize. I need to study Gray's efforts away from Coors before getting t excited.
     
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  4. FWHORN

    FWHORN 5,000+ Posts

    1/2 a billion in 48 hours, the Rangers said they would be spenders this winter and at least they were, now is it money well spent, well, these are all older payers so that is yet to be seen.
     
  5. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    and the Rangers say they still have enough to chase after Kershaw if he doesn't re-up with the Dodgers (which will likely be a reduction due to age and injury).
     
  6. HornHuskerDad

    HornHuskerDad 5,000+ Posts

    The old adage says to build your team to be strong up the middle (C, 2B, SS, CF) - and the Rangers certainly got much stronger at 2B and SS. Interesting that they were able to pull these deals off ahead of the probable lockout.
     
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  7. aUTfan

    aUTfan 500+ Posts

    Yeah, glad to see they went after defense but the rangers never keep or acquire pitching and championships cant be won without them. Need more than one pitcher too, one ace pitcher isn't going to get it done.
     
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  8. HornHuskerDad

    HornHuskerDad 5,000+ Posts

    ^Good point. If you look at the Rangers Minor League rosters, there are a bunch of pitching prospects - what stage of development for each is the big question. However...they also have a glut of very good middle infield prospects that are now (a) blocked by Simeon and Seager and (b) available as trade bait for pitching during the season. We'll have to see how that develops.
    These moves won't get the Rangers to "contender" status this season - but definitely a step in the right direction.
     
  9. X Misn Tx

    X Misn Tx 2,500+ Posts

    maybe it speaks to them knowing they aren't ready for THAT jump yet to spend?
     
  10. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Pitchers and catchers are supposed to report on 17 February. I do not see anything to suggest the lockout will be over by then.
     
  11. HornHuskerDad

    HornHuskerDad 5,000+ Posts

    ^And it's been very quiet so far. I assume talks are going on - hope we hear some news soon. There are still several free agents out there waiting to find the right deal for next season.
     
  12. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

  13. FWHORN

    FWHORN 5,000+ Posts

    They need to get their rear ends in gear. I am trying to plan our annual visit for my wife and kids to her sister/thier Aunt in Phoenix where I just happen to get to slip away to a spring training game or three and this is messing with our plans.
     
  14. HornHuskerDad

    HornHuskerDad 5,000+ Posts

  15. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    It is a start, but I would make any non-refundable reservations in Florida or Arizona yet. If the Players come out of tomorrow's meeting showing indignation at the Owner's response, the Season Start will be in jeopardy.
     
  16. HornHuskerDad

    HornHuskerDad 5,000+ Posts

    Haven't seen any reports of progress from the last meetings. Spring Training is in jeopardy - if they don't reach an agreement in the next couple of days, they will have to delay the start of Spring Training - and who knows how that would ripple into the start of the season.
     
  17. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Spot on HHD. I was very disappointed when the players did not back off their demand for FA after 2 years in the league.
     
  18. HornHuskerDad

    HornHuskerDad 5,000+ Posts

    Viper, the players and the owners are beginning to make me think of them as the old story of two guys is a rowboat, surrounded by sharks, while the waves are swamping the boat - one guy says "Haha - your half of the boat is going to sink first!":brickwall:
     
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  19. FWHORN

    FWHORN 5,000+ Posts

  20. HornHuskerDad

    HornHuskerDad 5,000+ Posts

    When the pocketbooks start to feel the pinch, the sides will (grudgingly) find a way to agree.
     
  21. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Yes but the rub is they don't start losing money until they miss games.
     
  22. HornHuskerDad

    HornHuskerDad 5,000+ Posts

  23. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    I am afraid nothing is going to happen until the owners start having to return money and the players lose game checks.
     
  24. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Players decline mediator. The window of a full season is closing.
     
  25. HornHuskerDad

    HornHuskerDad 5,000+ Posts

    Well...pitchers and catchers were supposed to report to Spring Training this week. So, the lockout is already beginning to pinch., I wonder when the players and the owners will wake up to reality.
     
  26. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    This is why I stopped watching major league sports. Millionaires fighting with billionaires over more money while eliminating the working stiffs from seeing games in person because of bloated prices to pay them off.
     
  27. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    At some point the lack of a pay check is going to start biting at the bottom and work its way up. Same for the owners, but most, if not all, are a long way from the soup line.
     
  28. FWHORN

    FWHORN 5,000+ Posts

    MLB has now cancelled spring training games through March 4. On time start of season will soon be in jeopardy.
     
  29. HornHuskerDad

    HornHuskerDad 5,000+ Posts

    ^Just saw that on the Sports news. If they don't agree pretty quickly, regular season start will be pushed back - and the owners have already said that if the season starts late, games will be eliminated in favor of a shortened regular season.
     
  30. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Yep don't want to make up lost pay. Also, can be a last minute bargaining chip for both sides.
     

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