History. 189 comments

  Bartolo Colon went into the game hoping for a win, which would give him 243, which would tie him with Juan Marichal for the most victories by a Dominican-born pitcher. That didn’t happen. But what did happen was just as noteworthy. Shin-Soo Choo hit a home run in the […]

The Dominican Duo. 128 comments

Ruth and Gehrig. Mantle and Maris. Mays and McCovey. Bench and Perez. Bryant and Rizzo. Jeter and Williams. The greatest teams have a legendary tandem of hitters. Even with the Rangers, think Juan Gonzales and Pudge Rodriguez. Josh Hamilton and Michael Young. Look at the damage having two elite hitters […]

Rangers hit in the face. 315 comments

  The Rangers lose three out of four to the last-place White Sox. They knocked them out of last place, allowing Chicago to pass Kansas City. Then they win two of three over the first-place Yankees, knocking them out of first place, allowing Boston to pass New York. Then they […]

That was fun. 170 comments

  Last night’s game started an hour earlier to allow the Yankees extra time to get away. Jon Daniels should have called the airport and had their plan permanently grounded. Keep the Yankees here. The Rangers desperately needed their pitching. Remember those exciting World Series games last year where no lead […]

The most important game of the season. 167 comments

  The Rangers beat the mighty Yankees. This season, that in itself would be notable. But what makes last night’s 6-4 win so much more valuable than any other win is the fact that Cole Hamels pitched so brilliantly. Every brilliant Cole Hamels start means the Rangers return for him […]

Looking for other things. 160 comments

  At this point it’s not about wins or loses. From here on out it’s about player development and retooling the roster. According to Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News, the Rangers have told other clubs they are “open to anything” in terms of listening to trade offers. Ken Rosenthal […]

Evaluation at the quarter mark. 224 comments

  The traditional benchmark for evaluating on your team is to wait until you are a quarter of the way into the season. The Rangers are slightly past that, having played forty-eight games. And the honest evaluation is, this team sucks. There is no other, more gentler way to put it. […]

Not enough of everything. 89 comments

  The worst team in the American League has won two out of three against the Rangers. That does not bode well for this current Texas team. What they are hoping does bode well is the arm of 22-year-old right hander Ariel Jurado. In a system devoid of much real […]

There’s that missing offense. 102 comments

  Texas has been struggling with bases loaded this year. They seemed to take care of that last night. First, in the first when Jurickson Profar singled in two.  That was only the third time all season the Rangers had gotten a hit with bases loaded. And all were singles. […]

Another one got away. 235 comments

  A lot of bad happened last night. Bad defense. Bad luck. Bad relief pitching. Bad offense. Bad decision-making. And the Rangers ended up where they end up over sixty percent of the time. In the loss column. You can manage baseball by the numbers all you want, but the […]