Robbie Ross Makes His Case
By Ben Dieter
Mar 2, 2014; Surprise, AZ, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Robbie Ross Jr. (46) throws the ball against the Chicago White Sox at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY
Robbie Ross has had a fantastic spring for the Texas Rangers. While we have been discussing all of the injuries and poor performances, Ross has been nothing short of great. Yesterday, Ross threw 5.2 innings and surrendered 2 runs (only one earned).
"“I feel like I have put my best foot forward out there and shown them what I can do,” Ross said according to texasrangers.com. “It’s up to them. I’ve done the best I can. Whatever happens, happens. I want to be in the big leagues, but I would love to be a starter. I love that feeling.”"
I would have to agree that Robbie Ross had done the best that he can. In 14.1 innings, Ross has an ERA of 1.88, he has surrendered just 3 earned runs and struck out five. I have been very high on Tanner Scheppers this spring on becoming a starter, but Robbie Ross is making me rethink who I would like to see in that rotation. Right now, with the way that Alexi Ogando is pitching, there is a chance that Robbie Ross, Tanner Scheppers and Tommy Hanson/Joe Saunders could make the rotation with Ogando going back to the bull pen. It really has to be considered the way both Ross and Scheppers are pitching.
So what would you do? Robbie Ross has been one of the best relievers for the Texas Rangers over the last two seasons, but he wants to be a starter and he is doing everything he can to make that happen. My rotation is changing from day-to-day at this point, and with only ten days left until the Rangers take the field at Globe Life Park at Arlington for real baseball, I expect everyone to give their best to be out there with the team. So who makes your rotation right now? Let us know in the comments section below, on Facebook or Tweet us your rotation, and don’t forget to sign up for our emails.