***** Official Rangers Off-Season Thread *****

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Mr Gigem said:

He's apparently using a new bat where the weight is evenly distributed throughout. His other bat was more top heavy
This is a significant change. The thought used to be you could generate more bat speed with a head heavy bat. But all the modern technology has shown this just isn't the case, and an even bat is easier to control.
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Quote:

He is best known for allowing a tiebreaking, three-run homer to Toronto's Jos Bautista in the seventh inning of Game 5 of the 2015 AL Division Series, a game the Blue Jays won 6-3 to advance. Bautista then glared at the pitcher and emphatically and memorably flipped his bat.
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Ah the good old days... focusing on home run stats and not the Win/Loss column.
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Well it is only spring training. Besides, they have won 3 of 5 putting us on pace to win 97 games if you do wish to focus on win/loss...
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Will there be single game tickets on sale this season?
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Yes
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Cool any idea on timing?
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No clue right now. Should be soon
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In other news. We just made Elvis's suite available in case anyone is interested in a full or half season suite lease.

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Texag's discount?
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etxag18 said:

Texag's discount?
Yes actually...this would normally go for at least 4k for a nightly rental.

100k for half season. $2,380/game
200k for full season. $2400/game
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Mr Gigem said:

etxag18 said:

Texag's discount?
Yes actually...this would normally go for at least 4k for a nightly rental.

100k for half season. $2,380/game
200k for full season. $2400/game

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Mr Gigem said:

etxag18 said:

Texag's discount?
Yes actually...this would normally go for at least 4k for a nightly rental.

100k for half season. $2,380/game
200k for full season. $2400/game

Alright everyone start pooling your money together
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etxag18 said:

Mr Gigem said:

etxag18 said:

Texag's discount?
Yes actually...this would normally go for at least 4k for a nightly rental.

100k for half season. $2,380/game
200k for full season. $2400/game

Alright everyone start pooling your money together


How may people per suite? I'll chip in a five dollar bill.
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Fuzzy Dunlop said:

etxag18 said:

Mr Gigem said:

etxag18 said:

Texag's discount?
Yes actually...this would normally go for at least 4k for a nightly rental.

100k for half season. $2,380/game
200k for full season. $2400/game

Alright everyone start pooling your money together


How may people per suite? I'll chip in a five dollar bill.

I think like 25 if I remembered correctly
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That suite holds either 10 or 12

I know some of you degenerates invested in GME. Time to pony up
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I'm in, just as soon as I cash in all this Enron stock I've been sitting on....
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Why does the price go up for the full season? No economy of scale?
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Normally it would scale. But for some reason we selling the half season at literally half the cost of the full season. The half is is either 42 or 41 games depending which side you choose, and the full season is 83 games

Normally the half season would be like 125k and full season would be 200k

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This may have been discussed to death, but this is the kind of stuff that makes me crazy.....
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/white-sox-acquire-nomar-mazara-from-rangers-for-prospect-steele-walker/amp/

Edit: the Bieber part
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Supposedly there was also a deal with Mazara (and maybe Gallo) for Chris Sale once upon a time.

I think the Rangers (JD or Banny) were just blind with Mazara and his potential. My only guess is they felt Mazara was going to be David Ortiz, and JD just didn't like the idea of dealing home grown talent.
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Yeah a lot of the "might have been" deals make for good stories, but they aren't always as close to fruition as the stories make you believe.

Ruben Mateo as a centerpiece was once thought to have been enough to land Roger Clemens.

There's always the story the Yankees tell about how when Texas was given the choice between Arias or Cano that they somehow tricked Texas into thinking Arias was better choice because they knew Cano was a stud... Which begs the question if they really knew, why was Texas even given the opportunity to choose him?

Much like I believe the Mets claiming that Texas' offer for A-Rod was $100m more than they were offering and Texas was just "bidding against themselves"... Yeah, Boston was willing to give Manny Ramirez $20m/year for 8 years but the next highest offer for A-Rod was the Mets offering a max of $15m/year for 10 years? Uh huh, sure.
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So the bullpen was going to be the strength of the team....




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Just do the surgery now. No reason to miss two full years for the inevitable.
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hawk1689 said:

Just do the surgery now. No reason to miss two full years for the inevitable.


Yep, these usually don't end well. Maybe it will this time but I tend to agree with you... go ahead and do the surgery and get the rehab started.
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Another day and another Gallo Hr:



But hey.... check this one out. Is their hope for a rejuvenated rougie??? If he would do something this or hit the other way occasionally, we might could salvage some of that contract:

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KT 90 said:

Another day and another Gallo Hr:



But hey.... check this one out. Is their hope for a rejuvenated rougie??? If he would do something this or hit the other way occasionally, we might could salvage some of that contract:


I think most ranger fans have given up on odor and just want the team to move on.
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Odor is the textbook example of the inherent danger in giving a long term contract based more on future potential than past performance. He plays because he's being paid too much to sit on the bench or go to the minors.

Cito Gaston (as a player) was similar. Had one outstanding year early in his career (.318, 29HR, 93RBI). He never came close to replicating that success. If he had been a Ranger, that one year would've gotten him a 10 year multi million dollar contract that the team would've been stuck with.
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Any idea if any of these are still hanging around? I know was supposed to be a top gun theme night last year and obviously both were shipped out. They did a ticket night at Texas live! But I could never make it.
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I just don't understand the logic in "he makes too much to sit". I get that they want to give him ample time to try and figure it out, but the salary is a sunk cost. Once the decision is made that he's not gonna figure it out, I'd think you'd move on.
 
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