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Viva Medias B's
08-14-2006, 10:49 PM
As mentioned in the "Best Pirate Ever" thread, I am posting the Texas Rangers poll now because I'll be away from the PC the next couple of days. Hence, this will be a 48-hour poll.

Tragg
08-14-2006, 10:59 PM
I assume you aren't counting the Senators that were part of this lineage .

The Rangers have actually had a lot of really good players pass through their clubhouse, if only for a year. Not that many for a long period. I guess you'd have to ggo with Ryan.

FedEx227
08-14-2006, 11:02 PM
Gary Matthews Jr or Tex

samram
08-14-2006, 11:02 PM
Most of the Rangers' players I remember being good all have steroid connections- IRoid, JuanGone, Palmeiro, Canseco. Not sure about Julio Franco or Ruben Sierra.

I guess I'll say Ryan, followed by ARod (**waits for flaming**).

NoShoesJoe
08-14-2006, 11:05 PM
Nolan Ryan, except when he wasn't kicking the **** out of Ventura! Ha, there's I-Roid!

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lumpyspun
08-14-2006, 11:07 PM
My write in goes to Pat Tilman, he's much better than any Texas Ranger.

DSpivack
08-14-2006, 11:19 PM
My write in goes to Pat Tilman, he's much better than any Texas Ranger.

Finally, a poll I can vote Chuck Norris in. :redneck

Ok, what genius voted for Rusty Greer? :kneeslap:

Brian26
08-15-2006, 12:21 AM
This is a tough one.

Mickey Rivers or Buddy Bell.

buehrle4cy05
08-15-2006, 12:38 AM
I'm shocked nobody has voted for I-Roid yet.

PKalltheway
08-15-2006, 12:58 AM
I voted for Nolan Ryan, but where's Charlie Hough on the ballot? He spent a fair portion of his career with Texas. Yet another mistake by MLB.

russ99
08-15-2006, 01:03 AM
Nolan Ryan pitched for the Rangers for only two years at the end of his career in his 40s, people. The 5th no hitter gets him pub, but he was winding down all the same.

No way is he the best Ranger. Ryan was the best Angel (he was insanely dominant with them and Carew wins best Twin) and can be considered as a candidate for Astro, but definately not the best Ranger.

My vote goes a tie between Toby Harrah and Charlie Hough. No love for Jim Kern?

PKalltheway
08-15-2006, 01:10 AM
Nolan Ryan pitched for the Rangers for only two years at the end of his career in his 40s, people. The 5th no hitter gets him pub, but he was winding down all the same.

No way is he the best Ranger. Ryan was the best Angel (he was insanely dominant with them and Carew wins best Twin) and maybe Astro, but definately not best Ranger.

My vote goes a tie between Toby Harrah and Charlie Hough. No love for Jim Kern?
You're really scraping the bottom of the barrel when it comes to "best Ranger." That's why I picked Nolan Ryan. BTW, he actually spent 5 years with the Rangers (1989-1993) and three of the five years were good. He also had a strong 1989 campaign in which he went 16-10 with 301 strikeouts. He also led the AL in k's in 1990 too. He also threw his 6th and 7th career no-no with Texas. Plus, for whatever reason, he's in the Hall of Fame with the Rangers (should have went in with Houston or the Angels). The only Ranger Hall of Famer gets my vote for best Ranger ever. I understand your point though.

SouthSoxFan
08-15-2006, 01:35 AM
Juan Gonzalez wins 2 MVPs, and is the career leader for this team in HRs and RBIs, and can't make this list? But Rusty Greer does? Nolan Ryan was a great player, but with the Rangers he pitched about 800 innings, all after the age of 41.

PKalltheway
08-15-2006, 01:37 AM
Juan Gonzalez wins 2 MVPs, and is the career leader for this team in HRs and RBIs, and can't make this list? But Rusty Greer does? Nolan Ryan was a great player, but with the Rangers he pitched about 800 innings, all after the age of 41.
Whoa...I forgot all about him!:redface: If I could change my vote now, I would. For now, though, I guess I'll stick with the Ryan Express.

dcb56
08-15-2006, 02:11 AM
I assume you aren't counting the Senators that were part of this lineage .

The Rangers have actually had a lot of really good players pass through their clubhouse, if only for a year. Not that many for a long period. I guess you'd have to ggo with Ryan.

Is even there anyone on any of those Senators II teams worth considering?

PKalltheway
08-15-2006, 02:15 AM
Is even there anyone on any of those Senators II teams worth considering?
Frank Howard, "the Capital Punisher."

thomas35forever
08-15-2006, 02:39 AM
I-Roid should be winning. He's got the most class of any player in the history of baseball. Screw all that "good guy" stuff about Jim Thome.

Chez
08-15-2006, 09:00 AM
Juan Gonzalez gets my write-in vote. Al Oliver should be nominated too.

ode to veeck
08-15-2006, 03:44 PM
Is there any doubt!?! I can't believe there was a thread a few weeks back saying Nolan wasn't that good. The guy was the hardest to get a hit from in the history of baseball. Just ask Fisk about him.

Railsplitter
08-16-2006, 06:50 PM
Jeff Burroughs was a decent hitter in the Rangers early years. 1974 MVP and later coached a a team to the Little League World Series.


The Rangers a few pitchers who fared well eslewhere. Ryan and Hough are two examples, but so did Fergie Jenkins and Gaylord Perry.

Viva Medias B's
08-16-2006, 11:22 PM
I assume you aren't counting the Senators that were part of this lineage .

The Rangers have actually had a lot of really good players pass through their clubhouse, if only for a year. Not that many for a long period. I guess you'd have to ggo with Ryan.

I forgot about the 1961-71 Washington Senators.:o: