We (yup, still on the team) have some questions to answer if your Texas Rangers are going to be ready to win come March 31st.
Questions like: Who is our 5th starter? Who is our closer? Do we need another bat? Does Mitch Moreland even know what DH stands for?
|Don't give me the side eye, Mitch. It's a legitimate question.|
If you asked me in December if this was a concern of ours, I would have scoffed in your face. Yeah, that's right. SCOFFED. I mean, Yu Darvish, Derek Holland, Matt Harrison, Martin Perez, and Alexi Ogando sounds pretty damn solid to me. Am I right? I don't have the utmost faith in Ogando, but as a #5? Sure, throw him out there. So what has changed in the last three months you ask? Here are the Cliff's Notes:
1. Derek Holland "tripped over his dog". (And for whatever reason, his dog was playing hockey at the time)
2. Matt Harrison is more fragile than this guy:
|I mean...he needed an MRI after sleeping on a really soft mattress. Think about that.|
|I think we all know who DumbER is.|
|Sit down, A-Rod.|
|sigh...I need a beer...|
|Just kidding...that never happened. Scheppers made it up. Dummy.|
|I doubt she gave you the stink eye. That's just how her face looks.|
|His highest BA and HR totals in a year are .275 and 23. DH? Meh.|
So that begs the question: Do we need another bat?
At this point I think it would be nice, but more of a reassurance than a necessity. Who knows? Mitchell may surprise us. And by us, I mean me. It will also be nice to have Mitch around to spell Prince at first in the dog days of July and August. And a Fresh Prince...
|His license plate said 'Fresh' and he had dice in the mirror...|
Fielder can surely wreak havoc.
So what do you think Rangers fans? Are we ready for Opening Day 2014?
27 days left! We can do this right? We'll make it...it's been so long already...what's another 27 days.
Happy Spring Training everybody!