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Starting Rotation Named – My Thoughts

Ron Washington named his starting rotation for the beginning of the 2012 season on Thursday.  It pretty much isn’t a big surprise, although there was one minor surprise to me.   Here’s the five:

  1. Colby Lewis
  2. Derek Holland
  3. Matt Harrison
  4. Yu Darvish
  5. Neftali Feliz

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Derek Holland’s Extension

Right as I sliced my hand on Wednesday, the word came down that Derek Holland and hte Rangers had agreed to a long term extension.  Earlier this off season we had agreed to a one year deal, avoiding arbitration.  That deal was worth $504,700.  It’s been voided/replaced/whatever by this new deal which goes into effect immediately.  This seems like a great deal for both sides here.

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Holland & Rangers apparently close to an extension

Saw on Twitter tonight from Evan Grant that the Rangers and Derek Holland are close to a new contract.   Apparently, it will be a five year deal, and it will supersede the contract he signed earlier this off season for 2012.  Will take him through 2016, which would be one year of free agency, as Holland is currently eligible to be a free agent after the 2015 season.

This is a good deal, assuming of course Derek holds up his end of the bargain.  He does seem to have figured it out, and while we don’t have any numbers on this deal yet, I do like the fact that we appear to be signing SOMEONE long term.  There’s going to be too many variables in too short a time for my liking.  The team will probably radically change about two years down the road, but Derek Holland apparently will still be here.

Making us all FEAR THE STACHE!