Should Rangers Start Vlad Guerrero Every Game?

Should Rangers Start Vlad Guerrero Every Game?

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 two rounds, with Murphy posting a 733 OPS and Guerrero a 616 OPS.

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