Texas Rangers Need to Move On From Sam Dyson

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Apr 3, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers relief pitcher Sam Dyson (47) reacts after being pulled from the game during the ninth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Indians defeat the Rangers 8-5. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 3, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers relief pitcher Sam Dyson (47) reacts after being pulled from the game during the ninth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Indians defeat the Rangers 8-5. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /
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It’s been hard to watch the Texas Rangers once relief pitcher Sam Dyson heads to the mound. He’s been one of the worst relief pitchers in the league, and it’s time for the Rangers to make a move.

It’s time to end this Sam Dyson/Texas Rangers relationship. The relief pitcher has been horrendous this season, and after getting destroyed in Boston on Wednesday, it’s time for Texas to move on.

This season Dyson is 1-5 with a 11.93 ERA in 15 games. He’s allowed 19 earned runs on 27 hits and 11 walks in 14.1 innings pitched. He’s been so bad that starters Nick Martinez and Andrew Cashner have allowed less earned runs.

The 29-year-old has lost Texas multiple games and he’s not getting his groove back. This is not a “Sam Dyson hate train”, but at some point if you can’t be productive then it’s time for someone else to take your spot.

The Rangers have other options like Dillon Gee, Jaye Chapman, or Preston Claiborne that have pitched well in Triple-A. It’s time to give up on this fantasy that Dyson will turn it around and be an elite pitcher.

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Dyson is not the only one struggling out of the bullpen this season. Both Jeremy Jeffress and Tony Barnette have not pitched well. It’s frustrating because both Jeffress and Dyson were supposed to be the late inning relievers when the season started.

That has not been the case, and it could be time for Texas to make some moves. The bullpen has been the biggest problem this season. If the Rangers want to have a serious shot at a postseason run then they will need to go get better bullpen arms.

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