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  • 06:12 PM ET  08.22
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With the Tiger's loss today the Texas Rangers now have the best record in the American League at 74-53. But does that neccesarily mean that they are the best team? No.If you break down the Rangers record you'll find that they are 41-16 versus their division and 23-30 against the rest of the A.L. (oh and 10-7 against N.L. opponents).The A's are 32-25 against the West and 26-23 against the rest of the league.Compare those numbers to the Boston Red Sox. The Sox 30-24 against their East rivals and 34-26 versus the Central and West.What this suggests is that the Rangers and A's are…
  • 05:17 PM ET  07.30
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It's a bit of an understatement to say that the past couple of weeks of Rangers' baseball have been frustrating. The 25+ scoreless inning streak that ended yesterday was unbearable and almost Miami Marlins-esque. And the fact that the team has yet to trade for a power bat has raised eyebrows with fans. Matt Garza was a nice acquisition but can he hit in the two-hole?But there is a light at the end of the tunnel. The Giants proved in 2010, and again last season, that you don't need a powerful offense to win the World Series. Great pitching and team chemistry can get you to the top of the…
  • 10:45 PM ET  06.06
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I'm sick and tired of managers labeling relievers as "seventh inning" "eight inning" and "ninth inning" guys instead of using your best available reliever at the time.

With runners on in the seventh it should have been Tanner Scheppers in to pitch instead of Jason Frasor and Frasor should have been brought in with a clean slate in the eighth.

And with Michael Kirkman and Joe Nathan warming Wash decides to have Kirkman pitch the ninth? Are you kidding me? Kirkman is supposed to be the long man and he isn't even good at doing that. So you really think he'll be lights out in a high leverage…

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