Monday Morning Manager…Seven Days in May
Hold to the now, the here, through which all future plunges to the past.
The immediate future has the Athletics in for three games and the Angels for the weekend. At some point they will get Nelson Cruz and Josh Hamilton back, two badly needed pieces who have now been on the disabled list a combined total of eight times in the past three years.
They have a rotation of C.J. Wilson, Colby Lewis, Matt Harrison, Derek Holland and Alexi Ogando, and a disabled list rotation of Tommy Hunter, Scott Feldman and Brandon Webb. When all was right with the Rangers, everybody wondered what would happen when those three got healthy.
Now the suspicion is being raised that there will be a need in the future for those who were once a prominent part of the past. That may be the reality of the now.
Six division games over seven days in May and the Rangers may see the future more clearly and it may include the past.
“I never thought of it just like that, Mr. President, but, well, that’s what we got and I guess it’s worked pretty well so far. I sure don’t want to be the one to say we ought to change it.”
Fletcher Knebbel and Charles Bailey…Seven Days in May
1. When Tommy Hunter is ready, does he go immediately into the rotation and who does he replace?
2. Do you have a different opinion of Julio Borbon than you did at the end of Spring Training?
3. Are there changes that need to be made in the bullpen?
4. What is the biggest problem with the Rangers offense?
5. Would you call this a pivotal week for the Rangers?