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Rangers visit the city of Brotherly Love for two: TEX @ PHI 5/3-4

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What presumably is the start of the post-Willie Calhoun era starts tonight with a two game set in Philly. The Rangers come in riding a 2 game winning streak, and see Jon Gray return from the IL for tonight's start. Hopefully he can manage to stay off the IL for awhile. Current Rangers ace Martin Perez takes the hill tomorrow. Both games at 5:45 for some reason.

TEX is at 8-14 but with a -6 run differential. There are 6 teams with worse run diffs but better records. Pitching has remained steady recently, and hitting remains an enigma. The Phils have a lineup full of mashers so this will be a test for the pitching. We will not see former Rangers great Kyle Gibson this series.
 

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Read today the Yankees have benched Joey. Kind of sad. Can't keep from wondering what happens next for him.
 

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Read today the Yankees have benched Joey. Kind of sad. Can't keep from wondering what happens next for him.
they could just eat the 1-year $10+M deal they have and move on
 

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they could just eat the 1-year $10+M deal they have and move on
Yeah for the Yanks but I was refering to Gallo. You think after Texas and NY blunders anyone will take a chance. Maybe so if really cheap but not surprised if it doesn't happen.
 

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Yeah for the Yanks but I was refering to Gallo. You think after Texas and NY blunders anyone will take a chance. Maybe so if really cheap but not surprised if it doesn't happen.
i really doubt it. not until Gallo grows up and accepts input from his coaches etc. apparently the Yankees have tried to get him to throttle down and try hitting the ball around the field and he just keeps trying to hit everything to right field right into the shift. hell, opponents are moving everyone to the right with 4 OF'ers, 3 of them situated from dead center to the foul line, and 3 IF'ers from around 2nd to 1st and he just keeps driving the ball into the teeth of the defense when he isn't striking out. 61 PA, 29 SO, .180 BA
 

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Read today the Yankees have benched Joey. Kind of sad. Can't keep from wondering what happens next for him.
They will probably either release him or offer him up and throw in a prospect for some team to trade for.
 

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What presumably is the start of the post-Willie Calhoun era starts tonight with a two game set in Philly. The Rangers come in riding a 2 game winning streak, and see Jon Gray return from the IL for tonight's start. Hopefully he can manage to stay off the IL for awhile. Current Rangers ace Martin Perez takes the hill tomorrow. Both games at 5:45 for some reason.

TEX is at 8-14 but with a -6 run differential. There are 6 teams with worse run diffs but better records. Pitching has remained steady recently, and hitting remains an enigma. The Phils have a lineup full of mashers so this will be a test for the pitching. We will not see former Rangers great Kyle Gibson this series.
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Evan Grant watch out
 

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Regardless what happens to Gallo this season

All teams will at least offer a minor league deal with an associates MLB contract contingent with call up with a player opt out by a certain date

Too much talent
 

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Regardless what happens to Gallo this season

All teams will at least offer a minor league deal with an associates MLB contract contingent with call up with a player opt out by a certain date

Too much talent
Too much at the plate.....not. In the field.....yes. He should take his money and enjoy life.
 

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Too much at the plate.....not. In the field.....yes. He should take his money and enjoy life.

my gut tells me he will regret turning down the Rangers offer.
 

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my gut tells me he will regret turning down the Rangers offer.
Bet the Rangers don’t have current regret. Lol

Hey now I am pulling for him. He is going to have to shorten his stroke. It could happen but he thinks he is only useful as a HR hitter.
Just hope he thinks the new to be banned shift is his savior
 

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Bet the Rangers don’t have current regret. Lol

Hey now I am pulling for him. He is going to have to shorten his stroke. It could happen but he thinks he is only useful as a HR hitter.
Just hope he thinks the new to be banned shift is his savior

Best of luck to Joey, Rougie, Willie, all former Rangers. But I do prefer them as former Rangers.
 

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Bet the Rangers don’t have current regret. Lol

Hey now I am pulling for him. He is going to have to shorten his stroke. It could happen but he thinks he is only useful as a HR hitter.
Just hope he thinks the new to be banned shift is his savior
The shift will not stop record breaking K's.
 

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Just hope he thinks the new to be banned shift is his savior

Just my personal opinion here, but I'm not a fan of this seemingly new trend of players needing to have things adjusted for them to allow them to maybe reach their potential ability. Joey Gallo needs the shift banned so he can be a better hitter. Spencer Howard needs a spot in the rotation to be a better pitcher. Willie Calhoun needs to be coached a specific way to be a .300 hitter.

Every other schmuck put in the work and ended up sinking or swimming. Produce or pack your bags. That's the nature of the game.
 

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Just my personal opinion here, but I'm not a fan of this seemingly new trend of players needing to have things adjusted for them to allow them to maybe reach their potential ability. Joey Gallo needs the shift banned so he can be a better hitter. Spencer Howard needs a spot in the rotation to be a better pitcher. Willie Calhoun needs to be coached a specific way to be a .300 hitter.

Every other schmuck put in the work and ended up sinking or swimming. Produce or pack your bags. That's the nature of the game.
My misquote. Forgot to insert not.
Like earlier he needs to shorten his swing 400 foot HRS are as good as 450
 

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Best of luck to Joey, Rougie, Willie, all former Rangers. But I do prefer them as former Rangers.
If Yu and Joey could come back as a package deal would you take it?
 
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