Rangers hire a new pitching coach. 4 comments

With the hiring of their new pitching coach, the Rangers coaching staff is now mostly set. Yesterday, Texas announced Julio Rangel will replace Doug Brocail as the team’s pitching coach. Rangel never pitched or coached in the major leagues. As a player, he spent seven seasons mostly in the Yankees […]


MVP. 48 comments

Once again, there were no surprises in the awards voting. Mookie Betts is the American League M.V.P. Christian Yelich is the National League M.V.P. Beats beat out the two finalists in the A.L., Mike Trout and Jose Ramirez. The votes are cast the final day of the regular season so […]


No debate. 47 comments

It was deGrom and Snell for Cy Youngs. A lot of debate about both, but in my opinion both were no brainers. With deGrom it was he only had ten victories. With Snell it was he had the fewest innings pitched of any starter to win the award. Neither had […]


CYA. 60 comments

The Cy Young awards winners will be announced today. These are always filled with controversy and second-guessing. In the American League, there are two perennial candidates in Corey Kluber and Justin Verlander, and one newcomer in Blake Snell. Cleveland’s Kluber won the award last year, and followed that up with […]


MoY. 43 comments

Yesterday Ronald Acuna Jr won the Rookie of the Year award in the National League. And in a PR move, Shohei Ohtani was named the American League Roookie of the Year. Nobody has won the Rookie of the Year Award twice. Next up is Manager of the Year. In the […]


Rookie of the Year candidates. 37 comments

It’s MBL Awards week. And the first to be announced today is the award for Rookie of the Year in each league. Here are the finalists: American League Rookie of the Year: Miguel Andujar, 3B, Yankees: To go with his 27 homers, which tied the White Sox outfielder Daniel Palka for the Major […]


What others are saying. 43 comments

MLB.com, in yet another article to fill the void between now and opening day, did a list of the player most likely to be traded by each team. For the Rangers: Texas Rangers: Joey Gallo.  Shin-Soo Choo had a terrific year, but with $42 million due to him over the next […]


Most likely to be traded. 12 comments

MLB.com, in yet another article to fill the void between now and opening day, did a list of the player most likely to be traded by each team. For the Rangers: Texas Rangers: Joey Gallo. Shin-Soo Choo had a terrific year, but with $42 million due to him over the next […]


A glimpse into sabermetrics. 22 comments

Open mouth, insert foot. Or, better yet, open computer, insert foot. Baseball sabermetrics guru Bill James got himself in a world of hot water with a tweet, which he subsequently removed, that said major league players are no more valuable to the game than the beer vendors. Bill James single […]


Another Boras client. 35 comments

“We think he is a Major Leaguer who will perform at well-above-average Major League levels,” agent Scott Boras said Wednesday at the GM Meetings in Carlsbad, Calif. “That means teams are interested in him. His leadership dynamic is documented and extraordinary. We fully expect Major League teams to reach out […]