Robbers Evidence: Exhibit C: Recent Trade History Part 3 – Recent Ex-Rangers Would Make a Better Team Part II – Offense and Defense

Again addressing the key question from the preceding post in this series, when you consider the quality of recent ex-Rangers vs. the current lot as a whole, it leads to a very straight-forward question:  If Hicks, Cogen and Daniels/Hart were serious about building a championship team, then how in the world did they lose more talent than they collected?

Here is the lineup, defense and bench that could be put together using recent, still-playing (somewhere else) ex-Rangers (stats shown are from last season: avg/obp/slg):

Lineup:

1.  Esteban German          3B/INF   R    (.326/.422/.459;   3hr;   34rbi;   44r)

2.  Gary Matthews, Jr.     CF          S    (.313/.371/.495; 19hr;   79rbi; 102r)

3.  Alfonso Soriano          LF           R    (.277/.351/.560; 46hr;   95rbi; 119r)

4.  Alex Rodriguez           SS/3B     R    (.290/.392/.523; 35hr; 121rbi; 113r)

5.  Travis Hafner              1B/DH    L    (.308/.439/.659; 42hr; 117rbi, 100r)

6.  Carlos Lee                  RF          R    (.300/.355/.540; 37hr; 116rbi; 102r)

7.  Adrian Gonzalez          1B/DH    L    (.304/.362/.500; 24hr;   82rbi;   83r)

8.  Ivan Rodriguez            C            R    (.300/.332/.437; 13hr;   69rbi;   74r)

9.  Mark DeRosa             2B/U       R    (.296/.357/.456; 13hr;   74rbi;   78r) 

Bench

Rod Barajas                    C            R    (.256/.298/.410; 11hr; 41rbi; 49r)

Mike Lamb                     INF         L    (.307/.361/.475; 12hr; 45rri; 70r)

David Dellucci                 OF          L    (.292/.369/.530; 13hr; 39rbi; 41r)

That is a line-up that could run with most All-Star teams.  Plus, the defense is strong, the flexibility of the bench and starter utility and the L/R bat mix is incredible.  Can you argue that the current Texas Rangers lineup or defense are better?  What a shame.  

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2 responses to “Robbers Evidence: Exhibit C: Recent Trade History Part 3 – Recent Ex-Rangers Would Make a Better Team Part II – Offense and Defense

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