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  1. Me like Ranger lineup have top WAR good

    Comment by Unga Bunga — July 29, 2011 @ 1:35 pm

  2. “Looking at the Rangers’ lineup, we see that they are top in WAR at every position except for left field and right field”
    “They are top five in the Majors in both WAR and wRC+ at catcher, second base, third base and designated hitter.”
    Obviously, the first of these two quotes has something missing. What were you trying to say?

    Comment by GiantHusker — July 29, 2011 @ 1:39 pm

  3. Sorry, in the first sentence that should read “they are top TEN in WAR at every position except for left field and right field.”

    Comment by Paul Swydan — July 29, 2011 @ 1:40 pm

  4. They should have never tried Feliz as a starter.

    Comment by Mike — July 29, 2011 @ 2:01 pm

  5. I think it should be noted that in his last 24 appearances (past 2 months) 22.2 IP Feliz has K’ed 19 and walked 6, which is in line with where he was last year. Problem is during this time he has blown 3 of 14 save opportunities and allowed 14 runs (12 earned). Funny that early in the year when he was walking more batters than he was striking out his ERA was under 2.

    Comment by jj — July 29, 2011 @ 2:20 pm

  6. And is now fixed!

    Comment by Carson Cistulli — July 29, 2011 @ 2:39 pm

  7. Ogando’s arm is due to fall off in 50 IP too, it seems to me. Wouldn’t moving him back to the ‘pen (at least for a while) also preserve some the mystique his two-pitch repertoire needs to be effective? Conveniently, does not also directly address the vs.lefty issues?

    They might be better served grabbing Kuroda and Choate.

    Comment by Oddibe McBlauser — July 29, 2011 @ 3:19 pm

  8. or, they should have kept him as a starter

    Comment by jim — July 29, 2011 @ 10:23 pm

  9. You’re playing with small sample sizes enough as it is, now you want to look at four monthly splits of a bullpen and assume it’s “trending up?”

    Perhaps their total numbers are the best indicator we have of their true talent and it just so happens that each month has produced a better result.

    Comment by The Nicker — August 2, 2011 @ 2:03 pm

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