Closers. 58 comments

On the day that former Rangers All-Star Ian Kinsler became a Los Angeles Angel, the current Rangers are talking to Brandon Kintzler as a potential bullpen piece, along with Fernando Rodney. Rodney is the guy who can’t seem to figure out how to put on his cap. It’s always crooked. […]

Big Zack attack. 66 comments

Rumor has it that the Rangers are talking to the Diamondbacks about Zack Greinke. It makes no sense from Arizona’s standpoint. Why would the Diamondbacks trade Greinke? Why would a team that is on the upswing, that won 93 games, that made the post-season, trade their best pitcher? Yes, he […]

Top Ten Moment #7, part 2. 24 comments

NINTH INNING OR BUST. Yesterday, I recounted Top Ten Moment # 7 of the Rangers 2017 season. Here is what I wrote about it at the time. Reposted from the morning after the second of two consecutive walk-off-wins, May 13, 2017.  There isn’t a basketball game that has ever been […]

Top Ten Rangers moments of 2017: No. 7. 71 comments

Top Ten Moment #7: Back-to-back walk offs. The Rangers came into the second game of a home series against the San Diego Padres five games under .500. They had won two in a row and were looking for some sort of momentum in the early season. Martin Perez got the […]

Rumors, anyone? 8 comments

The long cold winter begins. From Speaking of six-man rotations, the Rangers could be prime candidates to go that route in 2018 if they manage to bring back Yu Darvish, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News observes. The Rangers didn’t enter the offseason planning to spend big money on a single […]

After Ohtani. 21 comments

Disappointment rears its disappointing head once again. Shohei Ohtani made his decision. And it isn’t Arlington. So now Jon Daniels can go to work on Plan B. The winter meetings start Sunday. Daniels is usually very active in those meetings. If he plans to build a wild-card worthy team, he is […]

Plans. 32 comments

Jon Daniels told T. R. Sullivan that the emphasis this offseason will be on pitching and not on upgrading the club’s lineup. “From a position-player standpoint,” he explained, “we are of the mindset to give all of our guys that have been here or knocking at the door a true […]

Minor deal. 23 comments

  The Rangers have done it again. They have made everyone in baseball scratch their heads and wonder, What in the heck were they thinking? Yesterday on MLB Network Radio, for much of the day of programming, they were trying to figure out why in the world Jon Daniels would […]

Really? 24 comments

Really? Miles Mikolas? $15.5 million for two years? Miles Bleeeping Mikolas? What the heck? Mikolas last played in the major leagues in 2014, when he started ten games for the Rangers with an ERA of 6.44. He was not good. He was banished to Japan. And now he comes back […]