Nolan, can we have him? Pretty, pretty please?
A lot happened yesterday (and by a lot, I mean 2), and a lot of it directly affects the Rangers. First (and unless you live on whatever planet Ashton Kutcher lives on, you already know this), Albert Pujols signed with the Angels for a crazy amount of money until the end of time – OK, 10 years.
A lot of Rangers fans were freaking out most of yesterday. Honestly, Pujols doesn’t worry me that much. The Angels’ offense was pretty week to begin with. Yeah, he’s the best hitter in baseball, but if no one is in the lineup to protect him, you can simply pitch around him. And speaking from someone who has watched Pujols A LOT, he’ll get frustrated and will start swinging at bad pitches. Just don’t throw him anything he can hit.
ATTENTION RON WASHINGTON: DON’T PITCH TO ALBERT PUJOLS.
No, what upset this girl the most yesterday was that the Angels added CJ Wilson to their pitching rotation. That scares me. Weaver, Haren, Santana, Wilson. Yikes. I never actually thought CJ would come back to the Rangers. It would have taken a lot more money and years than the Angels gave him, so I get why he didn’t come here (and according to CJ, the Rangers weren’t even close in terms of money and years). But did it have to be the Angels? Crap. Hopefully, Mike Napoli can destroy him like he does the rest of the Angels pitchers.
I realize the Rangers’ front office seems to be focused on acquiring more pitching (don’t we have enough already?), but I would REALLY love it if they would try for Prince Fielder. I hear Texas is on his short list. Can you imagine watching him hit at RBiA? I think we’d run out of fireworks. Besides, I think he was the only Brewer that I actually liked. We can worry about what to do with Mitch Moreland later.
I also don’t want Yu Darvish (although it appears that the Rangers are trying hard to get the bidding rights). Sorry, last season left a bad taste in my mouth in regards to Japanese pitchers. I’m sure since I said it, he’ll turn out to be the best pitcher ever, but whatevs.
PS…I can’t wait to play the Angels in 2017. They are going to be so old!