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LonestarROB
04-17-2002, 01:10 PM
Sent down to minors after another blown save last night.

link (http://msn.espn.go.com/mlb/news/2002/0417/1369920.html)

Rhylan
04-17-2002, 01:34 PM
about damn time!

MFFL
04-17-2002, 03:23 PM
I wonder if Rocker is EVER going to be an effective reliever again. When is Zim due back?

dallmav
04-17-2002, 04:24 PM
Zim is still having trouble with his elbow. John Rocker sucks ass. Just plain sucks. I cant believe he is even on our roster. He sucked last year also. Thats why the braves traded him.

Rhylan
04-17-2002, 04:25 PM
I now put Rocker in the category of people with Bobby Knight and Michael Jackson, where the circus has eclipsed the talent and he'll never see more than moderate success again. Rocker, of course, never reached the level of those two success wise, so he may suck forever.

madape
04-17-2002, 04:29 PM
I disagree. Remember, Rocker was haveing a pretty decent year last year before he got traded. He still brings heat. This year, people have just been smacking the hell out of his slider. If he's able to get that under control, we may see him return to his previous form.

The rangers really need left handed relief, and Rocker has shown the ability to be a very good left handed closer. There is no doubt he is needed here. If the Rangers show a little patience, he could be back soon.

Rhylan
04-17-2002, 05:13 PM
You're right about the slider. But then why keep throwing it when it blows save after save for you? I know he has to try to get it back sometime, but I wouldn't say now is the most opportune time.

madape
04-17-2002, 05:56 PM
Well, its better to get it back in AAA than in the big leagues. I see no harm in letting him get some work in down there, fixing whatever's wrong, and then coming back up. Thats what the minors are for.

Drbio
04-17-2002, 06:06 PM
What sucks is we dont have a good candidate for closer. I look for Hart to make some dumbass knee jerk trade now to get a crap ex-closer. This team is imploding....damn.i/expressions/face-icon-small-mad.gif

Murphy3
04-17-2002, 06:25 PM
what sucks is that there are 4-5 other relievers that should have been demoted before rocker..

they could have basically sent all but a couple of the bullpen pitchers down without a problem

Drbio
04-17-2002, 11:32 PM
Geez...the Rangers are saying that Irabu is going to close now? This team has serious problems. I like Irabu a lot as a starter or long reliever...but a closer? We'll see.

Rhylan
04-18-2002, 01:08 AM
<< Well, its better to get it back in AAA than in the big leagues. I see no harm in letting him get some work in down there, fixing whatever's wrong, and then coming back up. Thats what the minors are for. >>



Oh yeah, I'm with you on that. That's where it has to happen. I just would have liked to have seen it earlier. He hasn't had his slider yet, but they kept putting him out there. If I was Narron or Acosta, I'd be saying &quot;either throw straight shit or you're not throwing.&quot; Ya know? Oh well, he's in AAA now, so hopefully he can right the ship.