RealClearSports
Advertisement

Should Rangers Start Vlad Guerrero Every Game?

AP Photo

I didn't hear it myself, but commenters in this morning's post say that Ron Washington announced on the radio this morning, while being interviewed by Norm Hitzges, that Vladimir Guerrero will start every game in San Francisco when there is no DH.

That presumably means that David Murphy will be sitting, although I guess there is a possibility that Nelson Cruz could be benched to make room for Guerrero in one or more of these games.

I don't like the decision to start Guerrero, particularly against the Giants' righthanders, Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain. Murphy is, of course, a better defensive outfielder than Guerrero...but that not withstanding, I'm not convinced that Murphy isn't the better hitter right now, as well.

Neither Murphy nor Guerrero hit well in the first...

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

The Odd Fraternity of 4-Homer Hitters

Jeff Neuman, RealClearSports - May 10, 2012

Babe Ruth never did it. Henry Aaron never did it. Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, and Barry Bonds never did it. But Wiliie Mays did, and Mike Schmidt, Lou Gehrig, and now Josh Hamilton. When Hamilton blasted his fourth home run into... more »

Rangers Boast Lethal Firepower

Jeff Wilson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram - May 14, 2012

At some point this afternoon, Josh Hamilton will be selected the American League Player of the Week. If not, either the world has come to an end or all Texas Rangers games the past week were somehow blacked out at the Major... more »

Hamilton's 4-HR Night Puts Focus on Contract

Jeff Passan, Yahoo! Sports - May 9, 2012

The Josh Hamilton who hit four home runs Tuesday night is a player the Texas Rangers would love to sign long term, and considering that sources told Yahoo! Sports they've reopened negotiations with him on an extension, they're... more »

Wilson Reminds Fans of His Heart

Gil LeBreton, Fort Worth Star-Telegram - May 13, 2012

The decision, frankly, smacked a little of desperation. The kind of thing a struggling, 14-19 team would do to try to kick-start itself, or send itself a message. Calling all Angels, as it were -- here in only the second week of... more »

Rangers Must Gamble on Hamilton

Randy Galloway, Fort Worth Star-Telegram - May 10, 2012

Josh Hamilton is the best jock kingdom story ever around here. All things considered, Josh Hamilton is also the most complex story ever around here, which is also why he's the best story ever. We watched one-game history this... more »