Monday Morning Manager…the Return of the King
They will be in a lineup for a first-place team. All right, they are one game over .500 but they are still in first place. They have a better record than any other team in the division and there is no other requirement for being in first place.
Philadelphia was rough until Matt Harrison turned in his finest performance ever for the Rangers against the Phillies. Ever. Now the starting rotation is right again. The lineup should be right again.
All should be right with the world.
Time for everybody to get back to work, including those who had to take off for two weeks to tend to personal business.
1. How much of an impact will Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz have on the Rangers lineup?
2. Is the bullpen still a concern and should the Rangers start thinking about trading for help?
3. Is the A.L. West really this weak or is there one team that you think will emerge from the pack.
4. Do you think the rotation is settled again?
5. What would you do about the catching situation at this point?