Lance Lynn. 12 comments   Recently updated !

  The Rangers got a pitcher. The Rangers got a pitcher. Lance Lynn. Formerly of the Cardinals and Twins. Most recently of the Yankees. Lynn is a 31-year-old right hander from my hometown of Indianapolis, with a nice career winning percentage of .590, who was on his way to a […]


Odds. 26 comments

One thing about the winter meetings being in Las Vegas is it give credence to sports betting. Yesterday, professional oddsmaker Dan Syzmborski, whose name looks like someone was just randomly cleaning a keyboard and typed that mess of letters, came out with his line for winning the World Series in […]


Irrelevance. 13 comments

Imagine all your friends are throwing a huge party and you’re not invited. That’s what it’s like to listen to the reporting from the winter meetings in Las Vegas. A lot of talk about Team X doing this, Team Y doing that, Team Z looking to upgrade here or there. […]


Ready to rumble. 18 comments

Baseball’s annual winter meetings start today in Las Vegas. Three days of wheeling, dealing, laying groundwork and, it seems, Greco-Roman-style wrestling. At least, that’s according to a great story Evan Grant relayed in yesterday’s Dallas Morning News. Apparently, at the winter meetings in Nashville in 2012, Jon Daniels was set […]


Icons are in short supply. 15 comments

As they often do to pass the time in the off-season, mlb.com runs lists of things each team needs, wants, lacks, etc. The latest such article, written by Will Leitch, is each team’s current iconic player. Not surprising, now that Adrian Beltre has retired, for the Rangers it’s Elvis Andrus. […]


The good old days of ESPN. 13 comments

Before ESPN became a marketing arm for the NFL, it used to be about sports. About the fun of sports. Chris Berman was one of the early stars who make ESPN’s Sports Center must-watch viewing because of his uncanny ability to come up with great nicknames for players. It was […]


Spring dates announced. 22 comments

Just announced: The Rangers announced their spring training report days. Pitchers and catchers report to Surprise on February 12, with their first full workout the following day. Position players report February 18. The first spring game is February 23 against Kansas City. Just 68 more days until Texas resumes baseball […]


Q&A. 36 comments

Every so often, T.R. Sullivan answers fans’ questions about the Rangers on mlb.com. Here are a few questions he answered yesterday: Q: Do you think Jon Daniels will be exploring trades from our depth of left-handed-hitting corner outfielders/designated hitters—Nomar Mazara, Willie Calhoun, Shin-Soo Choo—in order to get young pitching? A: […]


Yu again. 19 comments

The latest Japanese All-Star pitcher, left-hander Yusei Kikuchi, is being posted. Which means all thirty teams have thirty days to negotiate with him. He can agree, or not, to sign with the team of his choice. The Rangers have been actively scouting him and, like with Yu Darvish and Shohei […]


Hot stove league: Free agent designated hitters. 37 comments

Never before has this team been so set in the designated hitter role. But when you have a general manager who thinks he is playing fantatsy baseball, where defense doesn’t matter, that happens. Choo’s, Calhoun’s, Profar’s, and Mazara’s best position is DH. And before Odor’s stunning reversal of fortune, he […]