Monday Morning Manager…
Late, as I rang’d the crystal wilds of air,
In the clear Mirror of thy ruling Star
I saw, alas! some dread event impend,
Ere to the main this morning sun descend,……..
But heav’n reveals not what, or how, or where:
So the Rangers lost two of three to the Blue Jays this weekend in the Truth North Strong and Free but came away with not one but two relievers to pitch the eighth inning: Koji Uehara and Mike Adams.
There is only one mound but that’s just a trivial matter, kind of like shipping off two pitchers to San Diego that nobody has really seen and what is a 1.80 ERA when talking about Myrtle Beach, Frisco and the Alamo. How many pitchers named Robbie can one franchise need?
Maybe they’ll become Robb as in Robb Nen, the closer for the 1997 World Series champion Florida Marlins.
Chris Davis is happy, he gets to play everyday in Baltimore in a ballpark where Rafael Palmeiro became a Hall of Famer until…never mind. Tommy Hunter isn’t happy but he gets to pitch every fifth day supposedly.
Then there are two kids that get to go to San Diego and eventually pitch in the Dogfood Park, where it is really good to be a pitcher. By the time they get there, the Rangers will know if it was all worth it or not.
Even Carl Schurzer can only wonder at this point. But if you’re standing inside the fire, as Garth Brooks put it, you have to decide now and the Rangers are all in. George Allen would approve, he wouldn’t know the difference between a Robb or a Robbie or if he was getting robbed. He would have trade that 1.80 ERA to Baltimore and San Diego, and had Martin Perez on his way to Kansas City for Jeff Francoeur.
The future is now is what he kept saying in Washington and it turns out the Rangers weren’t the only thing imported from the banks of the Potomac River.
But what was it Captain Kirk said in Star Trek IV when getting ready to whip around the sun?
“May fortune favor the…”
1. Do you approve of the Koji Uehara for Tommy Hunter and Chris Davis trade?
2. Do you approve of the Mike Adams for Joe Wieland and Robbie Erlin trade?
3. Do the Rangers need to reach the World Series to validate these trades?
4. Do you think Derek Holland has finally put it all together?
5. Do you have any concerns about the Rangers going into the final two months of the season.