I don't know what Woodward has told this group of players, but it's working. I know it's early and a lot of things can happen, but he is keeping the Rangers in an excellent position to keep competing. Who would have thought that this patchwork team would be this good? Not I. Odor, Guzman and Volquea are out. It doesn't matter. Sampson, Wisdom, Pence and Stanton are picking up the slack. That is the sign of a good manager.
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Who watched the A's/Rangers game? If you, how many thought Woodward would be on a suicide squeeze? I almost texted a friend to watch for it. You have Santana on 3rd, 2 outs with DeShields at the plate. You just got the feeling they were going to try it and they did. I was surprised Oakland didn't at least have the 3rd baseman coming down the line with each pitch, but then again, what are the odds of if happening in that situation? That is why it was a brilliant play. I'll admit I wasn't sure about Woodward becoming the manager but so far he seems to have a level head as he tries to piece this team together. We'll know more at the end of May where this team is headed.