• Texas Rangers Pitching – As Of May 14, 2013

    Posted by on May 14th, 2013 · Comments (25)

    Man, are they good, or, what?

    Rk Pos Age W L ERA G SV IP HR BB SO BF ERA+ ▾ WHIP
    1 RP Tanner Scheppers 26 2 0 0.50 16 0 18.0 1 4 11 67 907 0.889
    2 RP Robbie Ross* 24 1 0 0.56 15 0 16.0 0 3 11 64 808 1.000
    3 CL Joe Nathan 38 1 0 1.93 15 11 14.0 1 3 14 57 236 1.000
    4 SP Derek Holland* 26 3 2 2.54 7 0 49.2 2 10 43 194 177 1.007
    5 SP Yu Darvish 26 6 1 2.73 8 0 52.2 5 18 80 205 164 0.911
    6 SP Alexi Ogando 29 3 2 3.09 8 0 43.2 5 18 34 185 145 1.305
    7 Jason Frasor 35 0 0 3.27 14 0 11.0 3 3 11 46 140 1.182
    8 RP Joe Ortiz* 22 2 1 3.60 15 0 20.0 2 2 17 81 126 1.000
    9 SP Nick Tepesch 24 3 3 4.03 7 0 38.0 5 10 30 160 112 1.263
    10 SP Justin Grimm 24 2 3 4.28 6 0 33.2 5 13 34 152 105 1.485
    11 RP Michael Kirkman* 26 0 0 7.36 16 1 14.2 1 9 18 72 62 2.045
    12 Derek Lowe 40 1 0 8.03 8 0 12.1 3 3 8 53 57 1.378
    Team Totals 27.0 24 14 3.45 38 12 334.1 35 103 323 1387 131 1.196
    Rank in 15 AL teams 1 14 2 3 10 4 5 3
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 5/14/2013.

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    Nolan Ryan, Mike Maddux, and his brother, Greg, are doing a great job with this, no?

    Comments on Texas Rangers Pitching – As Of May 14, 2013

    1. Ricketson
      May 14th, 2013 | 10:56 am

      Ryan was privately very displeased with Washington over the management of the pitching staff last year.

    2. May 14th, 2013 | 11:23 am

      Actually, as a Yankees fan, this is the stuff that kills me. The Rangers have Greg Maddux as an assistant to their GM. The Yankees Assistant GM is Jean Afterman. Who do you think can lend more baseball insight to the GM who didn’t play professionally?

    3. Ricketson
      May 14th, 2013 | 11:30 am

      Steve L. wrote:

      The Yankees Assistant GM is Jean Afterman. Who do you think can lend more baseball insight to the GM who didn’t play professionally?

      Who do you think can lend more insight into personal legal matters a GM might require, Greg Maddux or Jean Afterman, Esq.?

    4. Mr. October
      May 14th, 2013 | 11:42 am

      Steve L. wrote:

      Who do you think can lend more baseball insight to the GM who didn’t play professionally?

      Cashman played second base for a Division III athletic university…

    5. Raf
      May 14th, 2013 | 11:45 am

      Steve L. wrote:

      Actually, as a Yankees fan, this is the stuff that kills me. The Rangers have Greg Maddux as an assistant to their GM. The Yankees Assistant GM is Jean Afterman. Who do you think can lend more baseball insight to the GM who didn’t play professionally?

      What makes you think that Maddux couldn’t have been hired in an organizational capacity?

    6. Raf
      May 14th, 2013 | 11:46 am

      Mr. October wrote:

      Cashman played second base for a Division III athletic university…

      I don’t think that qualifies as pro ball.

    7. Mr. October
      May 14th, 2013 | 11:52 am

      Raf wrote:

      don’t think that qualifies as pro ball.

      Probably something closer to Lieutenant Junior Grade in your local Star Trek role play club.

    8. Raf
      May 14th, 2013 | 11:59 am

      Mr. October wrote:

      Probably something closer to Lieutenant Junior Grade in your local Star Trek role play club.

      Not really my thing, so I can’t relate; I’ll defer to your expertise.

    9. Rich M
      May 14th, 2013 | 12:55 pm

      @ Steve L.:
      Billy Eppler is also an assistant GM, and some say might be the guy to eventually replace Cashman.

    10. MJ Recanati
      May 14th, 2013 | 1:08 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      Rangers have Greg Maddux as an assistant to their GM. The Yankees Assistant GM is Jean Afterman.

      One is an assistant to the GM and the other is an Assistant GM. In trying to create a parrallel where there isn’t one, you’re also trying to create a strawman argument.

    11. May 14th, 2013 | 1:24 pm

      Rich M wrote:

      Billy Eppler is also an assistant GM, and some say might be the guy to eventually replace Cashman.

      Better him than Damon O, for sure, at this point.

    12. Garcia
      May 14th, 2013 | 3:02 pm

      Wow, a subtle Cashman bashing post…I’m so surprised by this.

    13. Ricketson
      May 14th, 2013 | 3:11 pm

      Darvish has 3-times as many wins this year as Cashman’s $46 million and most significant japanese import at pitcher had for his entire career…

    14. MJ Recanati
      May 14th, 2013 | 3:19 pm

      Ricketson wrote:

      Darvish has 3-times as many wins this year as Cashman’s $46 million and most significant japanese import at pitcher had for his entire career…

      At more than twice the cost for Texas. But feel free to continue trolling.

    15. Evan3457
      May 14th, 2013 | 11:28 pm

      Ricketson wrote:

      Darvish has 3-times as many wins this year as Cashman’s $46 million and most significant japanese import at pitcher had for his entire career…

      I think everyone was aware that Yu Darvish was a “better prospect” than Kei Igawa. Darvish was signed to be a front of the rotation guy. Igawa was signed to be a back of the rotation guy.

    16. Evan3457
      May 14th, 2013 | 11:29 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      Actually, as a Yankees fan, this is the stuff that kills me. The Rangers have Greg Maddux as an assistant to their GM. The Yankees Assistant GM is Jean Afterman. Who do you think can lend more baseball insight to the GM who didn’t play professionally?

      Just for the hell of it, who has more experience playing baseball, Jon Daniels or Brian Cashman?

      Know what ah mean, Verne?

    17. Evan3457
      May 14th, 2013 | 11:32 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      Man, are they good, or, what?

      So, the Yanks, who are just 0.07 behind the Rangers in ERA, have pitching that must be at lead “pretty good” then, hunh?

    18. Evan3457
      May 14th, 2013 | 11:32 pm

      “at least”.

      Sigh.

      My kingdom for an “edit reply” button.

    19. Ricketson
      May 15th, 2013 | 2:30 pm

      Evan3457 wrote:

      Igawa was signed to be a back of the rotation guy.

      A 5’9″ $46 million back of the rotation guy for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    20. McMillan
      May 15th, 2013 | 3:32 pm

      Evan3457 wrote:

      Igawa was signed to be a back of the rotation guy.

      In other words, Cashman did mean well.

    21. Evan3457
      May 15th, 2013 | 3:44 pm

      Ricketson wrote:

      Evan3457 wrote:
      Igawa was signed to be a back of the rotation guy.
      A 5’9″ $46 million back of the rotation guy for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

      The posting fee is $26 million, the salary was $5 million a year, or about what a veteran #5 starter costs these days. That’s the definition of a back of the rotation pitcher.

    22. Evan3457
      May 15th, 2013 | 3:45 pm

      McMillan wrote:

      Evan3457 wrote:
      Igawa was signed to be a back of the rotation guy.
      In other words, Cashman did mean well.

      In other words, you’ll continue to reference his personal behavior in lieu of actual argument.

    23. Ricketson
      May 15th, 2013 | 3:58 pm

      Evan3457 wrote:

      The posting fee is $26 million, the salary was $5 million a year, or about what a veteran #5 starter costs these days. That’s the definition of a back of the rotation pitcher.

      $640,000.00 per inning-pitched in those days sounds like the definition of a front of the rotation pitcher, and not half of the cost of Darvish in these days.

    24. Evan3457
      May 15th, 2013 | 5:04 pm

      Ricketson wrote:

      Evan3457 wrote:
      The posting fee is $26 million, the salary was $5 million a year, or about what a veteran #5 starter costs these days. That’s the definition of a back of the rotation pitcher.
      $640,000.00 per inning-pitched in those days sounds like the definition of a front of the rotation pitcher, and not half of the cost of Darvish in these days.

      Reasoning from hindsight, again.

    25. McMillan
      May 15th, 2013 | 9:51 pm

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      At more than twice the cost for Texas.

      That’s right; Igawa was a bargain at half the price of Darvish for Texas.
      Darvish has a 22-10 record with a 3.65 ERA and four years remaining, with a total commitment of $108 million.
      Igawa had a 36-25 record with a 3.83 ERA over five years, with a total commitment of only $46 million. Of course, Darvish’s numbers are with the Texas Rangers, and Igawa’s numbers were with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.

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