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September 26, 2010

Rangers consider three-man rotation for ALDS

Manager Ron Washington said the Rangers will consider pitching Cliff Lee on three days' rest in the American League Division Series, a move that would allow them to use a three-man rotation in the first playoff series since 1999.

Pitching coach Mike Maddux and bullpen coach Andy Hawkins were busy this morning piecing together the Rangers' rotation for the rest of the season and setting it up for the postseason. Lee will pitch Thursday and Wilson will pitch Friday so that they are on their normal rest for Games 1 and 2.

If Lee pitches on three days' rest for a possible Game 4, that would put Tommy Hunter in the bullpen. If the Rangers decide on a four-man rotation, he would be the fourth starter.

A meeting with the coaches and front-office staff has been set for Tuesday, when many of the roster decisions will be made. The Rangers have to choose between Mitch Moreland and Chris Davis at first base and sort out their bullpen. Frank Francisco is increasingly looking like he will be unavailable for the first round.

-- Jeff Wilson

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consider!? i'd have thought this was a no-brainer. we paid big bucks in prospects to bring a workhorse ace like Lee in here. i would have assumed the idea would be to use him like every other team does their ace horse in the postseason. you pitch him 3 times in a 7 game series, or games 1 and 4 in a 5 gamer.

now is not the time to do the crap we did all year by trying to make everyone feel good and everyone gets to play like on the playground when you're 10 years old. put your best 3 starters out there and that's it.

"The Rangers have to choose between Mitch Moreland and Chris Davis at first base..." That's a joke isn't it? Chris Davis can't hit at all, Mitch Moreland hits like a big-leaguer. Is some idiot actually considering Davis in the lineup instead of Moreland?

Has there been any discussion about Playoff Game 4 and the potential collision with the 3:15p Cowboys vs. Titans game across the way?

"Has there been any discussion about Playoff Game 4 and the potential collision with the 3:15p Cowboys vs. Titans game across the way?"


Not only is that being discussed, but the Game 3 conflict with the A&M-Arkansas game is also a hot-button topic.

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