While the Bullpen Further Implodes and the Losses Mount, There is Good Texas Rangers News

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Watched Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler totally half-ass and boot a grounder Sunday afternoon in Oakland. On Monday Elvis Andrus made his seventh error of the season. Thought to myself, This team is getting lazy.

Suddenly the laziness is compounded by the losing.

Last night the beleaguered bullpen -- this time it was Pedro Strop, with an assist from Darren Oliver -- blew two more leads in another loss, this time 4-3 to the Mariners in Seattle.

Since a 9-1 start the Rangers are 7-13.

And Nelson Cruz -- whose record four homers in Texas' first four games seems like years ago -- is not hitting (.219) and left last night's game with a tight quad.

Help, however, is on the way: The Rangers' best hitter and best pitcher are closer than we think to returning from injuries.

If all goes well in tonight's rehab stint in Frisco, All-Star closer Neftali Feliz will be back in Arlington when the Yankees come to town Friday.

And, whaddya know, Josh Hamilton's recovery from his broken arm is at least a week ahead of schedule. Hamilton, expected to miss 6-8 weeks, wasn't supposed to swing a bat for a month. But today -- just three weeks in -- he's scheduled to swing and hit off a tee in Arlington.

The last thing the Rangers need to do is rush Josh back, have him re-injure the shoulder and miss an even longer period of time.

But at this point, we'll take any good news we can get.

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WFAA SFBL update
WFAA SFBL update

BREAKING NEWS SOUNDER: Davy Crockett has just sent Buchholz to Parker County in exchange for the Travis County born and raised John Danks.

gofuhcureself
gofuhcureself

As good as Ogando has been as a starter, do you move him back to the pen to help there once Hunter is ready? Something needs to happen to stop the implosion.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Well, since RW is on his game today, updated SFBL with commentary running in this thread...ScottsMerkin 79Balk You 71Merten's Molestation 67The Korean Reliever 67DavyCrockett 66.5Fandricks 62TRDP1s Bloodytacos 58.5Stupid Bitch 56.5Josh'sbrokenshoulder 48.5The Richie Shitt's 44Crawford's Uggla 40

We're starting to see some life from Merten as he reaches for that pitcher that will put him over the top. Balk You has had a meteoric rise, whil JBL has fallen 7 points in the last day. He is still above and beyond the leader in transactions with 47, including a 6 player trade pending. TRDP1 had a great 2k no hitter with Liriano yesterday, and if you check the waiver wire, you'll notice the Liriano is available. Sometimes in this crazy game we pull the trigger a little too quickly. TKR keeps falling, after a season high 77 pts recently, he's down to 67. The over/under on when he'll make a move is at 2 weeks right now, though some wonder if he is even paying attention. SMerkin is holding strong at #1 with a commanding 8 pt lead and the #1 pick on the waiver wire that will surely net him gold that someone, as of yesterday, might have regarded as trash. Thanks for stopping by, have good, get give, and we'll leave a light on for ya.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Wouldn't Scruffy have first dibs on the waiver wire? Hell, as much as I've used it, it should be renamed in my honor.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Nope, it was based on draft order and then when you make a claim, you go to the end of the line.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

MEthinks the no-no is a fluke and not a turn around, the white sox are awful at hitting and the 6bb is questionable. Now I wouldnt mind him being a Ranger as long as we dont give up shit for him

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

"And, whatdya know, Josh Hamilton's recovery from his broken arm is at least a week ahead of schedule."

Wow, you'd think that a guy with his past drug issues (which directly caused his pneumonia this winter) wouldn't heal so fast!

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

That's why I went with the tried and true "do exactly the opposite of what RW says" trade..and brought him in. Figured he'd be back in a week, since RW (and to be fair, everyone else) said he'd be out for 2 months.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Kins is a butcher at the plate, elvis has turned into a butcher at short (lately) and Darren Rhoades is a butcher in the pen. And what happened to Murphy, you make him an everyday player and he is hitting .205 and 1 hr, in the last 14. And Richie is right, we will take any good news we can get and here is the best news of all. As shitty as we have played in the last 20, our texas Rangers are still the 1st place Texas Rangers.

Snow Monkey
Snow Monkey

3 mil per year Leonys Martin in double A Frisco might be a better show than the hapless road Rangers these days. The best show last night was definitely Messi on the soccer channel.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

But that this point, I'm ready to see Jham and Neffie back in my lineup...Hey fellow SFBL'ers, you know what a 2 fer 27 night will do for you in the standings? -7..ouch...3 of my starters go tonight, and a full lineup..we'll try again. Also, major shakeup on my squad happened last night with a trade between meself and Stupidbitch. While y'all sleep the frontrunner for GM of the year is stealthily at work...like Seal squad #6, we won't rest til we get er done!

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

My guys hit .360 last night and I'm still mired in last. Still poised for a run, be ready.

GM of the year? You churn more than Land O Lakes.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

one man's loss is another gain. I moved up to 7... POW...Let me tell you what a no-hitter gets you...2 k's, reduced ERA, and 1 win. 2k's? wtf?Anyone think Liriano will be a Ranger by the trade deadline?

Sam_Merten
Sam_Merten

Hope so. I'm a Liriano fan.

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Sam_Merten
Sam_Merten

Thanks for the kind words, guys. The most fun I had at the DO was blogging here and writing cover stories about the Rangers. As for the SFBL, you bitches are going down! Once Gallardo and Hanley turn it around, watch out.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Thanks Slinger!Look forward to more of your good work sometime and somewhere. I'm sure you can't post it here so when we find it we'll get the word out. vsbb to your new career.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Sorry to see you go Merten. Hope you land somwhere soon and let us know where to find your work, While freelancing, if you have anything good, post it to the SFBL! Good luck sir

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Slinging Sam Merten just posted this on yesterday's ranger item:

"Gents:

You haven't seen any Rangers stories from me because I left the Dallas Observer on Monday to pursue freelance and other opportunities. "

Salute Sammy, you're well thought out and spot on Ranger's articles will be sadly missed sir. Still planning on whipping your SFBL team though.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Youve got a ways to go to make it to my level broski, so lets crack a coldie to me leading the league

Mishon
Mishon

"But that this point, we'll take any good news we can get."

Proof reading a story is always a good idea before you post it.

You are done in record time today! You have plenty of time to go hit up Baby Doll's for lunch before your show starts.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

The amount of errors we see from a guy who gets paid to be here is staggering.

We don't get paid, but we at least kinda-sorta proof our writing.

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