Ben Broussard being designated for assignment ends a brief but mistake filled stint here. He has been a platoon player nearly his whole career. He has been a poor hitting 1B, a position that usually demands a strong bat. Unlike the famous song New York, New York; if you can’t make it as a hitter in the Ballpark in Arlington, you can’t make it anywhere. The Rangers blew over $3.5MM on this mistake.
We now have Chris Shelton, who has done nothing since his hot start fro Detroit 2 years ago. We have the aging, all bat, no glove Catman, who also has virtually no power as well. Will they make there error complete and call up Gold before he’s ready?
Millwood going on the DL is a shock to the suddenly lights out starting pitchers. I say good. Let’s see what the kids can do. (Please repeat 1000 times so this can sink in!)