Are the Rangers blind???
Did they forget that Saltalamacchia was the main componenet in the Teixeira trade?????
Last years numbers
Salty 300 ABs 11 HR .266 Avg
AS A ROOKIE
Laird 400 ABs 9 HR .224
I just want to express my hatred for the Texas Rangers franchise as of this moment. There is absolutely no reason for Laird to be starting, he is a career 245 major league hitter. Saltalamacchia is the future of your franchise at the Catcher position and outproduced Laird by a mile but yet the Rangers are going to start Laird because he is having a good spring???? WOW
I dont know about how they stack up from a defensive standpoint but im sure its not too big of a difference since I havent heard too much about Laird being a beast behind the plate. And even if Laird is better defensively, Salty makes up for any difference in defense with his bat.
LET SALTALAMACCHIA LOOSE!!!! This kid could be really good
Last edited by lbbaseball14 on Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:17 pm, edited 2 times in total.