Texas Rangers Podcast: The fifth starter and instant replay

Texas Rangers Podcast: The fifth starter and instant replay

by Todd Kaufmann | Posted on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
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Erik Bedard throw a pitch -- Texas Rangers Podcasts talks about Bedard as a fit.

Would Erik Bedard be a good fit in the Rangers rotation? (Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

With Colby Lewis and Matt Harrison currently on the shelf, and Alexi Ogando heading in just about the same direction, a debate has begun on what decision the Texas Rangers should make about their fifth starter for the remainder of the season.

Some want to acquire veteran starters Dan Haren or Erik Bedard while others argue they don’t want to give away anything for guys who will only make a handful of starts. However, how important will those starts be down the stretch and are the Rangers really willing to give those important starts to Josh Lindblom, Ross Wolf, Nick Tepesch or the recently acquired Travis Blackley?

In this version of the Texas Rangers Podcast, we also discuss Major League Baseball’s new rules on instant replay, whether or not they will be a long-term benefit and could the rules possibly go the way of the NFL and college football?

All that and more on this addition of Scooping the Texas Rangers!



Post By Todd Kaufmann (162 Posts)

Todd Kaufmann is a freelance writer who, since moving to Texas in 2008, has covered everything from minor league baseball, the PGA Tour, college football, to the Texas Rangers themselves. He and his wife currently reside near Mansfield, Texas with their yellow lab ironically named...Ranger. You can follow him on Twitter @T_Kaufmann as well as on Facebook



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