I am neither foolish nor fickle, but I'm not about to start drinking the purple Kool-Aid. The Rangers raced out and were eleven games over .500 at the end of April (17-6). They're 10-12 in May, which is only one-half a game better than the WORST performing AL teams in May (Twins, Tigers).
And it's not as if the Rangers are going against Rays-Red Sox - Yankees the entire time. Losing two of three to Seattle? Scoring 7 runs?
When was the last time the Rangers won three in a row? TWO in a row?
Two in a row (May 10 & 11). Three in a row I can't even remember.
The AL West should be buried by now and Texas have lollygagged an entire month.
Agree about the world series, but all the IP's up to that point may have taken it's toll by the end. Besides, last years world seires has little to do with the current rotation and the possibility of adding an Oswalt to replace Feliz.
I do not go after Osawalt if I were the Rangers. I look at what they currently have and I think Ogando is the best option for another starter at this point. Feldman hasn't shown much when given his chance.
Look, don't misunderstand. I agree that Ogando is our best option AT THIS POINT. I just don't think he is the long term answer to many questions.
As for Feldy, well, he is just Feldy. Not horrible, but hardly someone you build a rotation around.
As for Roy O., I'd only sign him if it were not my money (which it isn't). We've had some good pickups over the recent years, and some real bad ones. Heck, we took a lark on Harden and Webb. If nothing else, Roy O. is a better bet than they were.
In short, putting aside whether we should sign Roy O., I'm a little concerned (okay, a little more than a little) about the long term stability of our current rotation. At least insofar as getting to the World Series again is concerned.
I agree with your assessment of our current rotation but, the reality of it is the Rangers have a major issue in the #5 spot. Feliz is gone for 2 months. I'm not so sure that, even if they put him back into the rotation, he will be effective until late August. That's alot of games to cover.
I'm not convinced Feldy is the answer.I like Ogando where he is.Ross is not ready for a starters role.
That means you pick up another pitcher. If not Oswalt, then who?
Ward, I'm worried about the Beav.
seriously, not feeling too good about the way this team is playing right now.
lol I hear ya Brian. And many are worried about the staff. I'm just not that worried unless they continue this into June. I look for Holland to bounce back tonight as did Harrison in his last outting. And I look for the bats to awaken now they are back at home. We shall see....