Enlightening Fact of the Day

Since May 1st, the Texas Rangers offense has been worth -6.4 runs compared to average, before park adjustments.

Since June 1st, the Texas Rangers offense has been worth -20.9 runs compared to average, before park adjustments. The only Ranger hitter in the black during June is David Murphy. And they have not even had to play in a NL park yet.

The Texas Rangers now have a seasonal, park-adjusted, wOBA of 0.339 against a league average of 0.341. The Texas Rangers have shown a below average offense in 2009.

It is pretty unlikely that anyone is going to luck their way into 90 wins in the AL West. I get the hopes for the Mariners to fall out of the race in order to properly maximize returns on players like Erik Bedard and Jarrod Washburn. I also get the hopes for the Mariners to jump at a chance at a seizable playoff berth this season. For better or worse, it looks like the decision one way or another is not going to be dictated by the standings for at least a few more weeks yet. Which is not to say that Zduriencik is handcuffed by that, but, it is worth pointing out that the Rangers are not the juggernaut they fooled some people into thinking they were in April.

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