The Rangers have allowed fewer runs per game this season than in any other season in 20 years. They’re about to lock down their first playoff berth in more than a decade, and have a legitimate shot at winning their first World Series title in franchise history.
The team now has a simple, and hopefully sustainable, blueprint for building a better pitching staff: Work harder.
“If you set limits,” said Maddux, “you lower people’s ceilings.”
This is a great, great piece by Jonah Keri about the things the Rangers are doing with their pitchers down in Texas. It’s a long piece, but well worth the time it takes to read it. (tip of the hat to The Book Blog)