I believe in that 100 percent, don't ask guys to do too much. You're going to alter things a little bit in the playoffs, there's no question about that. Just like last year in the playoffs, the bullpen got all turned around from what it had been before... If I'm in that fourth game, that fourth start, Griffin to me is a guy that will give me four pretty good innings, maybe five. If Colby does not turn it around in his next start, I think I just do that and then have the bullpen on call. Shin-Soo Choo Grant: I think there's no guarantees that Shin-Soo Choo suits up with this team in the first round of the playoffs. I don't think that's a guarantee. Sherrington: That's the interesting thing to
Yesterday the Red Sox finished one race in first, but fell a step behind in another. With just four games to go, the Sox are now a full game-and-a-half behind the Texas Rangers for the top seed in the American League—a gap they seem unlikely to close as they get their starters rested up and set for the postseason. In an ideal world, the Sox would get the number one seed, have home field advantage, and be afforded the right to choose their ALDS opponents by virtue of that top seed. Of course, that’s not how it works. Top seed faces the wild card winner, second seed faces third seed, no matter how good the competition might be. We’ve been over the effect this has on Boston’s incentive to actually
The Texas Rangers will again interrupt their spring-training routine for a weekend in San Antonio next year. The Rangers will play exhibition games against defending American League Central champion Cleveland on March 17-18 at the Alamodome. It will mark the fifth consecutive spring in which the Rangers have made the journey to San Antonio. The configuration of the Alamodome for baseball makes it a hitter-friendly spot. The Rangers and Kansas City combined for 11 homers in two games at the domed facility in March. Ryan Sanders Baseball stages the event. Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, a former Rangers pitcher and executive, established the organization.