Rangers positional review: Whew, I guess let’s talk about the starting pitching

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The Texas Rangers finished with a record of 68-94, tied with the Colorado Rockies for the seventh-worst record in the sport. After the season, they fired one pitching coach (Doug Mathis) and reassigned the other (Brendan Sagara). If that’s all you knew, you could piece together the broad strokes for this article. But sure, let’s list some numbers to quantify it.

Starting woes

STAT RANKING (of 30)

ERA

4.63

25

Strikeouts

694

20

Walks

317

29

Hits

800

18

Home Runs

103

12

FIP

4.42

24

WPA

-6.79

28

fWAR

5.8

27

Not included in that table (because I couldn’t

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