Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Does Nolan know?

Nolan Ryan, seen here on card number 166 of the 1990 Donruss set, says that he expects Texas to win 90-95 games this season. He isn't discounting the A's and Angels but says he thinks the Rangers will repeat as the division winners.

Ryan also said that if the Rangers need to, they have the flexibility to make a big acquisition this year like they did last year when they landed Cliff Lee. That might have something to do with his win total prediction.

Well, the season starts tomorrow and time will tell if Nolan knows. What do you think? Is he too optimistic or does he know his stuff?


Napkin Doon said...

Let's hope he knows his stuff! He seemed to last year. Looking forward to full years from Kinslers and Cruz !

LoCoDe said...

I think he pretty much has to predict good things. Imagine if he came out and predicted his team would struggle to win 70 games? ;o)

I think they'll drop off a bit. Maybe 86 wins.

Spiff said...

Well, in 2009 Nolan and Jon Daniels both said before the start of the season that the team would not compete. Of course that's a far cry from saying they will struggle.