Texas Rangers: Princeless in Detroit


The Texas Rangers struggles continue, and I say that knowing that the Texas Rangers won a game yesterday. The problem with yesterday is that it took a home run from Elvis Andrus to get the job done, something that you can’t really count on to carry the 2014 Texas Rangers. Also, team home run leader Shin-Soo Choo put the Texas Rangers on top for good with his solo jack in the fifth.

“I don’t try too much. [Young’s] not really a power pitcher, but he can elevate a fastball and has good offspeed, so I tried to hit it hard.” Choo said. (texasrangers.com)

It was nice to see the Rangers win for sure, but they have bigger problems to worry about.

The Texas Rangers are heading to Detroit without the guy that they traded Ian Kinsler to Motown for. Prince Fielder is still sidelined with the herniated disc in his neck, and the way things are going for the Texas Rangers so far in 2014, I don’t expect this to get any better anytime soon. It seems, in 2014 at least, that when a Texas Rangers player gets injured, he makes it count. Prince will see Dr. Drew Dossett. I don’t expect good news, but again, when have we heard good news in 2014?

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The Texas Rangers are trying to find a way to push through with players like Dan Robertson and Rougned Odor, and while it is exciting to see the young phenom Odor at the big league level, it was not something that I wanted to see happen this early in his career. IF Prince is cleared to play, I don’t think he is going to be himself again this year. We may be looking at a Albert Pujlos situation for the Angels where he is just not right for the first few years of his massive contract. I really hope I am wrong, but I am not going to hang my hopes on Fielder this year. In fact, I am not hanging my hopes on this team at all this year.