The Texas Rangers haven't had a single starting pitcher turn in an average or above-average season to date.
- Staying with the theme, if you add up the total contributions made by the rotation, the bullpen, the defense, and the offense...
Mariners: 8.1 - 13.8 + 22.6 - 46.5 = -29.6 runs (relative to average)
Rangers: -40.4 - 17.0 + 15.3 - 15.0 = -57.1 runs
...the Mariners have been the better team in 2009.
- Remember how some people got all up in arms before the season when the Rangers were projected to score 775-800 runs? They're on pace for 786.