Conventional wisdom suggests that a (fill-in-the-blank-superlative) starting rotation is key for a World Series run. After watching the postseason unfold over the last three years, though, I’m not so convinced that’s the only way. Before we continue, I want to make clear what I’m not saying. I’m not saying that a good starting rotation presents no value, nor am I saying that you can get by with a terrible starting rotation.
*Joel Lanning started a handful of games at QB last year for the Iowa State Cyclones. No longer their starting QB, Lanning made the transition to LB. He’s not a stud LB by any means, but he made some critical plays on Saturday on the defensive side while getting a few snaps at QB. As a QB, Lanning doesn’t have a bright future so it’s tough to compare his situation to that of a potential NFL QB who chooses to transfer when he loses his starting job.
*…won just 26.7% (4-11) of one-run games, worst in MLB. Last year they won 76.6% (36-11) of one-run games, which was an MLB record. *…blown 13 saves, tied for most in the majors with the Tigers, Mets, and Rays. The Rangers’ save percentage of 45.8% is lowest in the A.L. *…10 losses when leading after 6 innings, most in MLB. They lost 6 such games all of last year. They also have 4 losses when leading after 8, tied for the most in MLB with the Tigers, after losing just 4 such games all of last year.
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