• Wild Thought: Are Yanks The Eastern Rangers?

    Posted by on April 20th, 2009 · Comments (10)

    Today’s wild thought: Are the New York Yankees becoming the Texas Rangers? Here’s where the two teams do have some connections:

    1. The Yankees have A-Rod, and all the trappings (good and bad) that come with him, whereas the Rangers used to have A-Rod (before he came to New York).

    2. The recent post-season history for both teams consists of early exits during the ALDS.

    3. Lately, in the last five years or so, the Yankees have experienced some major individual starting pitcher disappointments. And, we know that the Rangers have been trying to find decent starters for years.

    4. When the Rangers got their new ballpark, it turned out to be a launching pad for homers. And, it’s starting to appear that the Yankees new stadium is a homer haven.

    Are these connections just a coincidence? Or, have the Yankees become the Rangers of the east? What do you think?

    Comments on Wild Thought: Are Yanks The Eastern Rangers?

    1. Corey
      April 20th, 2009 | 12:55 pm

      yankees have won a world title in the past 10 years, where as the rangers have NEVER even been IN a world series

    2. MJ
      April 20th, 2009 | 1:14 pm

      Are these connections just a coincidence? Or, have the Yankees become the Rangers of the east? What do you think?
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      I will just assume you’re joking with this post?

      1. OK…this one is self-evident.

      2. You’re blaming A-Rod for recent early exits from the LDS? Seriously? Also, why even talk about “recent post-season history for both teams” when the Rangers haven’t even made the playoffs since 1999.

      3. The Yanks and Rangers aren’t the only two teams that have had a hard time finding top-to-bottom depth and quality in their starting rotation. I’d say that’s probably true of most, if not all teams from year to year.

      4. Arlington Stadium was a hitter-friendly park too. It’s not like the Rangers played in a pitcher’s park before they moved into their current home.

    3. April 20th, 2009 | 3:11 pm

      MJ wrote:

      You’re blaming A-Rod for recent early exits from the LDS? Seriously?

      OMG. Please show me where I said that…because I never did.

    4. April 20th, 2009 | 3:16 pm

      Corey wrote:

      yankees have won a world title in the past 10 years, where as the rangers have NEVER even been IN a world series

      How many rings have both the Rangers and Yankees won since 2002? I believe they’re tied in that department with zip.

    5. Jake1
      April 20th, 2009 | 3:55 pm

      i blame the starting pitching. i cannot blame a hitter who had 3 bad games in the playoffs.

    6. Corey
      April 20th, 2009 | 4:13 pm

      at least the yanks were in a world series since 02…

    7. Corey
      April 20th, 2009 | 4:13 pm

      and a few outs away in 04/….gotta say this is the wildest thought u’ve had :P

    8. Raf
      April 20th, 2009 | 4:39 pm

      How many rings have both the Rangers and Yankees won since 2002? I believe they’re tied in that department with zip.
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      ?

      Given that the Yanks are in a better position to make the playoffs than the Rangers, I’d say that this particular tidbit isn’t particularly relevant.

    9. Raf
      April 20th, 2009 | 4:40 pm

      at least the yanks were in a world series since 02…
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      Go a year earlier, or a year later, and you’d get it. But at least the Yanks made the playoffs in 2002, while the Rangers didn’t do anything much worth mentioning.

    10. Corey
      April 20th, 2009 | 5:00 pm

      04 was about as close as you can get to the world series without gettin there lol…if u want to go from 05- then fine, i’d agree…hell i’d even say the yankees pitching staffs were comperable to the rangers, i.e. both god awful

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