You wanna know how to be saved?
38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Acts 2:38 (KJV)
You wanna see where the Bible claims it is the sole authority?
160 Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever. Psalms 119:160 (KJV)
15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2 Tim 3:15-16 (KJV)
20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. 2 Peter 1:20-21 (KJV)
Not good enough for you?
6 And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.
1 Cor 4:6 (KJV)
Don't go beyond what is written.. Clear commands from the Apostle Paul
Oh.. Also.. Just for kicks
8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. 9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? John 14:8-9 (KJV)
The trinity!?!?!?!?... An absolute false doctrine from the pits of h.ell
Roughly 3 off topic comments for every 1 comment about baseball. Nice job guys.
Honestly, isn't the question of Josh's value one of the key issues for the Rangers right now? Resign him to a contract the team feels is fair (to keep the team together) or let him sniff free agency (risk having to replace him). And to some extent isn't a "fair" contract based on what other teams can afford to offer Josh?
The Rangers can not afford to treat Josh like C.J. and low ball him, as it might effect how other free agents view the Rangers front office.
So, once more, for the final time, which teams can honestly afford to make a run at Josh if the Rangers do not resign him prior to free agency?
I dont think you can answer that question at this point in the season. You never really know until the off season hits. Look at Miami this past year. Small market team gets a new stadium and starts spending money like drunken sailors.
With big money TV contracts fueling spending and, not knowing what a team might need, or think they need, at the end of this season it's anybodys guess which teams might be willing to belly up to the bar to get Josh.
I'll say this though, if he keeps playing like he is now and stays off the DL, some team will toss a $20mm per for 5 or 6 year deal at him if he hits Free Agency.
Look, Josh is just too plain good to not get a lot of interest and a lot of money from a lot of teams. I’m not saying he WILL get a $22M AAV contract or that the Rangers will/should do that. I’m just saying that, when healthy, he is among the very best in baseball. Indeed, in my view, when he is healthy, he is at least as good as Pujols.
So, in short, there is no doubt in my mind that several teams will line up with their checkbooks and Josh will be rich. Again, I’m not sure how high I would go personally - if it were me, I’d pay the $22M-ish, but only in heavily incentivized contract.
I doubt there is a fanbase that doesn't have it's bad eggs.... I mean just take a look at the Athletics and the Rays... I mean how big CAN their fanbase be yet I'm sure we can ALL name at least a half dozen we don't like.
OFC if the question is over the fan bases we don't like I'd have to say ALL of em!! Except for the one I cheer for. And that's how it ought to be.