Good morning. I saw a headline that read “Rangers leaning toward keeping Yu” last night. So what did the team do to back that up? They got 4-hit by a dude who hadn’t pitched into the seventh inning of a game since June...of last year.
I say they got 4-hit because that’s what the team did. Adrian Beltre himself also had four hits by himself. Adrian Beltre is better than getting lumped in with the rest of those dudes.
The Rangers didn’t score a run in their return home as they continue to attempt to give Jon Daniels a reason not to sell. If getting shutout by Adam Conley is their plea, I don’t think “leaning toward keeping Yu” should be anything more than a smokescreen.
Jeff Wilson reacts to the latest disappointing game by the Rangers who couldn’t score a run despite the fact that Adrian Beltre had four hits.
T.R. Sullivan’s game story focuses on Beltre’s pursuit of 3,000 hits but also the lack of team consistency that is dooming the Rangers.
Adam Grosbard notes that Adrian Beltre wants to get this whole 3,000 thing over with as soon as possible and he’d like to do it in front of you, the home fan.
Sam Butler writes that the return of Jake Diekman takes a step forward as the lefty will begin throwing to hitters during this homestand.
It was Sullivan who wrote that the Rangers are leaning toward keeping Yu which would be great and all if the Rangers would stop doing things like getting shut out by the Marlins.
ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, however, reports this morning that the Rangers have let other teams know that they will trade Yu Darvish if their price is met.
Wilson writes that Darvish is still a Texas Ranger and is still confident the Texas Rangers will play in October with him.
Jeff Sullivan thinks the Dodgers shouldn’t trade for Darvish since they’re already going to coast to the playoffs anyway.
David Schoenfield looks at what a trade for the top pitchers — including Darvish — may look like if they do go down this week.
Butler previews tonight’s game between the Rangers and Marlins with Texas counting on a bounceback start from Cole Hamels against old nemesis Dan Straily.
And, lastly, as the future of the franchise on the field is determined this week, the field that future will be played on begins construction the week after.
Have a nice day!