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DeGrom injured. Again...

craig44craig44 Posts: 10,229 ✭✭✭✭✭

Only took 4 starts. This will turn out to be a very very bad signing for the Rangers. we shall see if it will be as bad as Sale's extension. DeGrom will turn 35 this year.

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  • 1948_Swell_Robinson1948_Swell_Robinson Posts: 1,573 ✭✭✭✭

    Nothing worse than the Strasburg contract

  • Basebal21Basebal21 Posts: 1,825 ✭✭✭✭

    Rangers took a risk trying to win, which they should be applauded for trying to win. These big contracts almost all have insurance on them, so if he missed enough time the insurance company will be paying though it still counts against the luxury tax. The insurance contracts vary depending what the team wants to do but I would assume that like the Nats who do have insurance on Strasburg that Texas has insurance on deGrom and Boston has insurance on Sale.

  • grote15grote15 Posts: 29,434 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 18, 2023 10:23PM

    He says he's fine for his next start. When he's on he's still the best pitcher in baseball. His biggest challenge is staying on the field not getting hitters out.



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  • 1951WheatiesPremium1951WheatiesPremium Posts: 6,201 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @grote15 said:
    He says he's fine for his next start. When he's on he's still the best pitcher in baseball.. His biggest challenge is staying on the field not getting hitters out.

    I find it hard to believe people still say that. A starting pitcher who can neither start every fifth day or ever give you reliable length when he does start should not be considered the “best pitcher in baseball.”

    Maybe he’s got the “best stuff” but a guy who goes 5 2/3 scoreless with 14k leaves a lot of outs remaining for the bullpen to get…

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  • grote15grote15 Posts: 29,434 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 19, 2023 11:37PM

    @1951WheatiesPremium said:

    @grote15 said:
    He says he's fine for his next start. When he's on he's still the best pitcher in baseball.. His biggest challenge is staying on the field not getting hitters out.

    I find it hard to believe people still say that. A starting pitcher who can neither start every fifth day or ever give you reliable length when he does start should not be considered the “best pitcher in baseball.”

    Maybe he’s got the “best stuff” but a guy who goes 5 2/3 scoreless with 14k leaves a lot of outs remaining for the bullpen to get…

    Well, staying healthy enough to compile innings has been his greatest challenge over the past couple of years, but back to back Cy Young awards and his stats while out there on the mound at least are undeniable. And to be fair, most starting pitchers these days exit after 6 IP. The game is different now from the days when better pitchers averaged 7-8 IP every time out. That said, I'd agree he's been frustrating to follow more recently and will hopefully get past the injury issues and put up a solid 2023 campaign with 175 IP. If so, there's no doubt in my mind he can win a 3rd Cy Young.



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  • Basebal21Basebal21 Posts: 1,825 ✭✭✭✭

    You can be the best single game pitcher without being the best pitcher in baseball. deGrom is neither of those so far this year though.

  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 7,789 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I believe TR shelled out $185 million, guaranteed. Will be interesting when all is said and done how much each of his wins on average will have cost the TRers. Rangers should of protected themselves knowing his injury past.

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  • Basebal21Basebal21 Posts: 1,825 ✭✭✭✭

    @BLUEJAYWAY said:
    I believe TR shelled out $185 million, guaranteed. Will be interesting when all is said and done how much each of his wins on average will have cost the TRers. Rangers should of protected themselves knowing his injury past.

    They kind of did a bit with an extra year at a discounted rate depending on injuries. He wouldnt have been my pick but theyre trying to win, have the money to spend, and should be applauded for that instead of just pocketing it like so many owners are currently doing

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