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Think a lot of people expected the Rangers to bow out early. Had the lowest run differential of any contending team at +8, allowed the most amount of runs by any team in the playoffs (gave up 3rd most in the AL, ahead of only the the A's and Twins) and had an offense that, quite honestly, wasn't much better than any other American League team. They have a long way to go to get that pitching staff to where it needs to be along with filling some of their aging/underperforming position players. 

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32 minutes ago, ATLBrave said:

Think a lot of people expected the Rangers to bow out early. Had the lowest run differential of any contending team at +8, allowed the most amount of runs by any team in the playoffs (gave up 3rd most in the AL, ahead of only the the A's and Twins) and had an offense that, quite honestly, wasn't much better than any other American League team. They have a long way to go to get that pitching staff to where it needs to be along with filling some of their aging/underperforming position players. 

Yep. I'm not surprised. Just like last year, I never bought into the Rangers.

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33 minutes ago, ATLBrave said:

Think a lot of people expected the Rangers to bow out early. Had the lowest run differential of any contending team at +8, allowed the most amount of runs by any team in the playoffs (gave up 3rd most in the AL, ahead of only the the A's and Twins) and had an offense that, quite honestly, wasn't much better than any other American League team. They have a long way to go to get that pitching staff to where it needs to be along with filling some of their aging/underperforming position players. 

Their starting pitching has been pretty bad the last few weeks.   Especially their 1 and 2 starters.  I feared this would happen.  SP will be at the top of their list come this off season.  They should have made the deal with the White Sox for Sale.  They should of let go of Profar, Gallo, Brinson, and Ortiz.  As it was they let go of Brinson and Ortiz for Lucroy which was a nice piece, but he is not a starting pitcher.  

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Cleveland was very impressive in that season series. Major kudos to Terry Francona and his creative and logical bullpen use, and to the Cleveland relievers for executing. And Lindor is so good at so many baseball things.

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4 minutes ago, K26dp said:

Cleveland was very impressive in that season. Major kudos to Terry Francona and his creative and logical bullpen use, and to the Cleveland relievers for executing. And Lindor is so good at so many baseball things.

The Indians can take down the Cubs. I'm hoping we get to see an Indians vs. Cubs WS. That would be a great one.

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And he follows it up with back-to-back walks. Bullpen getting busy for the Giants in the 2nd. Bumgarner already up to 48 pitches.

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