Swagger is defined as—To walk or conduct oneself with an insolent or arrogant air; strut.
Obviously we don’t know The Count on a personal level and from all reports he is loved in the clubhouse and described as a fun guy and a nice guy. By the definition, swagger may or may not be the best term, but for now it works for me. On the field when it’s time to pitch, I would say he is arrogant. He does strut. He does “go right after them.”
Matt Garza is going to help the Rangers. At the cost of Olt, Grimm, CJ Edwards plus for a part of the year? That remains to be seen. And after one start it is clearly way too early to begin judging the trade or The Count as a Ranger. Let’s not forget it was a depleted Yankee line up that he faced on Wednesday night, but it sure was fun to watch him mow them down.
The Rangers now run Darvish, Ogando, Garza, Holland and Martin Perez out there as their 5-man rotation. That’s not bad ladies and gentlemen. Matt Harrison is throwing live batting practice and Colby Lewis is on rehab assignment, so if they can get healthy and be effective, then the Rangers will have a log jam in the rotation. If those guys can’t come back or are ineffective for Texas this year, the current rotation should be able to get the job done.
Matt Garza or Nick Tepesch/Justin Grimm/Ross Wolf/Josh Lindblom? Me too.
Now, if you will excuse me, I’m headed to Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. I’m going to try to bottle the sweat of The Count. It will be a combination of cologne and topical enhancer simply known as “Swagger.”