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Texas Rangers

APBL Champions

2004

  Manager:
     
ROSTER   GENERAL MANAGER
   

 

NAME: Ron Zejdlik
TENURE: rookie

EMAIL: Ron.Zejdlik@us.fujitsu.com

 

  RECENT RESULTS
 

2009: 90-72 (556) 2nd

2008: 89-71 (556) 1st

2007: 112-50 (.691) 1st

2006: 115-47 (.710) 1st

2005: 76-86 (.469) 3rd

2004: 118-44 (.728) 1st

2003: 91-71  (.562) t-1st

2002: 121-41  (.747) 1st

2001: 53-109  (.327) 4th

 

  RECENT DRAFT PICKS
 

2009: Jorge Campillo

2008: Rad Liz

2007: Fabio Castro

2006: Clay Hensley

2005: Mike Lamb

2004: Chase Utley

2003: Dennis Tankersley

2002: Danys Baez

2001: Allan Lavrault

 

  TEAM UPDATE
 

 

February, 2004:

Message to Season Ticket Holders:

Since my tenure as GM began 3 years ago, we have embarked on an aggressive rebuilding campaign that has seen us go from a last place finish to 2 division titles (and trips to the ALCS) for the last 2 years in a row. The first year, we weren’t quite ready for that level of success, but we learned a number of lessons that enabled us to get back the following year despite a few injuries and a very shallow bullpen. This year, expectations are high, and we are poised to finally break through to the next level. We welcome back to spring training all of our starting pitchers from last year, plus a healthy Kevin Brown and Gil Meche. The result should be the strongest rotation in team history. Veterans Brown and Jason Schmidt are expected to serve as co-aces, and as mentors to young guns Kip Wells, Wade Miller, Mark Buehrle, and Tony Armas. Although we wave goodbye to Danys Baez, we are excited about the addition of Rafael Soriano’s live arm. Soriano should step right into the closer’s role with Tom “Flash” Gordon and youngster Erasmo Ramirez setting him up. We also expect to make a couple of additions to bolster this bullpen before Opening Day. On the other side, the Rangers have always featured a strong offense, but this year should prove even better. Alex Rodriguez, Lance Berkman, Jim Thome, and Jorge Posada will all be returning to contribute as middle-of-the-order run producers. But this year the supporting cast should be much stronger, as Matt Stairs, Milton Bradley, sophomore Hank Blalock, and rookie Mark Teixeira are expected to significantly step up their roles and immediately contribute. The re-acquisition of Jason Giambi meant the departure of Erubiel Durazo, Baez, and Carlos Baerga, but Giambi is penciled in as the starting DH and occasional 1B behind Thome, and should provide a boost to our run production. Youngsters like Kevin Mench, Carlos Pena, Hee Seop Choi, Ryan Ludwick, and Laynce Nix are all expected to see limited action this season as they put the finishing touches on their promising minor league careers and cut their big league teeth. All in all, the organization is in better shape than ever before, and is poised to make a run at its first World Series appearance ever.
 

 

 

 

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