cheap Cole Hamels jersey 35 of the Texas Rangers jerseys throws against the Baltimore Orioles jerseys in the first inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on August 28, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
As we’re a week away from full rosters being in Arizona and spring training being fully underway, several national “experts” are starting to unveil their team rankings heading into the baseball season.
While many have the Rangers jerseys in the top 6 7 in all of baseball coming off their surprise 2015 season with missing pieces, ESPN’s David Schoenfield has the Rangers jerseys pegged in the middle of the league, at No. 14 out of the 30 teams.
Schoenfield really loves up cheap Rougned Odor jersey and the Rangers jerseys’ bullpen as a positives, as well as the return of cheap Yu Darvish jersey, but he also shows concern about an aging lineup featuring guys like cheap Adrian Beltre jersey, Shin Soo Choo and cheap Prince Fielder jersey, who are all on the downside of their careers.
Here’s what Schoenfield had to say about the 2016 Rangers jerseys with the full disclaimer that it’s Feb. 15.
Big offseason moves: Re signed RHP Colby Lewis; acquired RHP Tom Wilhlemsen from the Mariners jerseys for CF Leoyns Martin; lost RHP cheap Yovani Gallardo jersey and 1B cheap Mike Napoli jersey to free agency.
Most intriguing player: I written a lot about cheap Rougned Odor jersey. The short story: Terrible start, sent to the minors in early May, came back in mid June and tore it up the rest of the way (.292/.334/.527). Oh, he just turned 22. There are some good second basemen in the AL but Odor could be an All Star in 2016.
I’m just the messenger: Am I supposed to love this rotation? It just seems to come with a lot of question marks:
(1) cheap Cole Hamels jersey went 7 1 in 12 starts but with a 3.66 ERA. Is he an ace in the AL or more of a No. 2?
(2) Colby Lewis won 17 games but with a 4.66 ERA. I get that when he healthy he been a 200 inning workhorse, but he also 36 and had a 5.14 ERA in 2014.
(3) Will cheap Yu Darvish jersey be cheap Yu Darvish jersey when he returns in May or June?
(4) cheap Derek Holland jersey gets a lot of hype for a pitcher with a 4.28 career ERA and 11 home runs allowed in 58.2 innings last year.
(5) cheap Martin Perez jersey remains more promise than actual production in his four seasons in the majors.
Hey, I get it, there some big mlb jerseys from china upside here if Darvish returns at the top of his game and Perez puts it together in his second season back from Tommy John surgery. FanGraphs projected the Texas rotation as middle of the pack in the majors and I inclined to agree.
Where I could be wrong: But that bullpen! We saw guys like cheap Sam Dyson jersey, cheap Jake Diekman jersey and cheap Keone Kela jersey throwing smoke in the playoffs. None of those guys has a long track record but the talent and depth throw in cheap Shawn Tolleson jersey, Wilhelmsen and cheap Sam Freeman jersey means Jeff Banister won necessarily need his non Hamels starters to go deep into games.
The final word: The Rangers jerseys finished third in the AL in runs, thanks in part to some surprising performances from cheap Mitch Moreland jersey, cheap Delino DeShields jersey Jr. and cheap Robinson Chirinos jersey. Those are three regression candidates and there are additional age concerns with the meat of the order: cheap Adrian Beltre jersey will be in his age 37 season and finally showed some signs of slowing (his lowest OPS+ since an injury marred year in Seattle in 2009), cheap Josh Hamilton jersey will be 35, Shin Soo Choo, 33 and cheap Prince Fielder jersey, 32. Still, the Rangers jerseys don have any glaring holes and if Odor is as good as I think he is and the older guys produce again, they be back in the playoff hunt.