Out Of Options? More Like Out Of Patience!
We could look at Kirkman’s stats and try to make sense of what’s happening, but really, what’s the point? Regardless of whether or not he possesses the talent, he’s lost all confidence in himself, and we’ve also lost all confidence in him. Before long, the Rangers absolutely must come to terms with that same realization..
Given the fact that the A’s are more relentless and tenacious than Admiral Stockdale after being abandoned on a desolate country road by Ross Perot – not to mention the seemingly endless parade of injuries to key Ranger players and the looming suspension of Nelson Cruz – this team just does not have the luxury right now of riding out Kirkman’s downward spiral on the tiny flicker of hope that represents a potential likely never to be fulfilled.
There are several capable arms from Round Rock that could do a better job in Kirkman’s role, and the Rangers’ brass certainly knows that. They simply cannot stand by and watch this season go up in flames like every game Michael Kirkman enters. He may be out of options, but the Rangers are not – they have to choose their success over his career.