Twin killing. 20 comments

The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have officially given up on the 2019 season with the signing of free agent left-handed pitcher Martin Perez to a one-year contract. The Twins are paying Perez $3.5 million in 2019, thus proving once and for all that major league baseball teams do, […]


Tagging along. 20 comments

It’s the off-season and I am always willing to let someone else do the heaving lifting. So, with that in mind, and totally without permission, here is yesterday’s Inbox Q&A from T. R. Sullivan on mlb.com, followed by my responses. Have we gotten a feel about how manager Chris Woodward feels […]


When agents overpromise. 17 comments

You know things are as bad as they seem for Manny Machado when his agent has to release a statement saying things aren’t as bad as they seem for Manny Machado. When the off-season started, Machado’s agent, Dan Lozano, declared his client was seeking a contract of ten years and […]


Projected lineup. 22 comments

Another filler article on mlb.com, this one was about each team’s predicted lineup if the season started today. Good thing the season doesn’t start today because the Rangers need to find a third baseman. But, here it is nonetheless: LINEUP IF SEASON STARTED TODAY: 1. Delino DeShields, CF 2. Elvis Andrus, […]


Adrian Beltre Field. 22 comments

    If anyone wondered what happens to a guy like Adrian Beltre after he retires, here is the answer. The player may be gone but the legend lives on forever. Adrian Beltre Field is an indoor baseball training complex inside the Texas Rangers MLB Training Facility in west Dallas, […]


More rumor talk. 16 comments

Nothing to report in Rangersland except for what is on MLBtraderumors.com: “The Rangers have continued to discuss a couple of free-agent infielders—Josh Harrison and Yangervis Solarte—and stayed in contact with free-agent right-hander Adam Ottavino, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports. “Either Harrison or Solarte, the latter of whom […]


Star power matters. 22 comments

Interesting article from Jason Stark yesterday. MLB’s overall attendance last season was down three million. He attributes it to the weak free agent market before the 2018 season, and warns that this weak off-season will be a harbinger for even more attendance declines. His reasoning is, when teams make a […]


Looking for a Surprise surprise. 21 comments

One month from today. Thirty-one days. Pitchers and catchers report to Surprise, Arizona, on February 12. The real surprise will be how many of these pitchers are able to bounce back from surgery. Between the five expected starters for Texas—Lance Lynn, Mike Minor, Edinson Volquez, Drew Smyly, and Shelby Miller—there […]


The national crisis. 12 comments

  Light a candle, everyone. Call your congressman. While 800,000 federal workers are not being paid during the shutdown, the true national tragedy is being swept under the rug. For the first time since 2010, MLB payroll dropped in 2018. It fell $18 million. Only $4.23 billion went to players in […]