Yearly Archives: 2019

So long to 2019.

So long 2019 and everything it represented. So long to another forgettable Rangers team. So long to pitchers in Rangers uniforms who have no business being in major league uniforms. At least with Kluber, Minor and Lynn, the Rangers have the making of their best rotation in years. So long […]

The 2010s, part 2.

The Rangers weren’t in the Top Ten Teams of the Decade list. That was compiled by the writers at, taking into account a number of factors both objective and subjective. But, here is a recap of the 2010s from a purely numbers look. One could argue whether the Rangers […]

The 2010s.

We are concluding the most successful decade in Texas Rangers history. While the last three years have been anything but noteworthy, the Rangers looked like they were destined to be the Team of the Decade when the 2010s began.  It started out gangbusters. A World Series appearance in 2010, then […]

A little what if.

Two weeks ago, the Rangers pulled off one of the most surprising trades in quite a while. Corey Kluber for Emmanuel Clase and a backup outfielder. If Kluber is Kluber, this could be one of the all-time most lopsided trades in baseball. Here, according to Gameday, are the some of […]

How deep are the holes?

How deep are the holes the Rangers need to fill on offense? Out of 30 teams, only one had worse offense production from the catcher position, and that was Detroit, which lost 114 games. Here is the breakdown of where Rangers catchers ended the season in some key stats, with […]

Time to start adding bats.

The White Sox just signed Edwin Encarnacion. Not that he was rumored to be in any way coming to the Rangers, but that takes off one more bonafide bat off the free agent market. Legitimate offense to plug in the many holes in this offense are starting to get slim. […]

Merry Christmas from RR3.

To everyone in Rangers Rounding 3rd land, Merry Christmas. Thanks for being here every day. Thanks for the friendships formed over this blog. Thanks for the wonderful chats about baseball and about everything in the world but baseball. Have a great day.

It makes no sense.

Here’s what makes very little sense. If, as has been reported numerous times, the Rangers are in a full court press to land superstar third baseman Nolan Arenado via a trade, then why didn’t they just go the extra mile to get Anthony Rendon? It would have been considerably cheaper. […]

A much improved rotation.

After stealing Corey Kluber from the Indians, the Rangers have a pretty formidable top of the rotation.  But is it enough to make up the twenty-game deficit between them and second-place Oakland? The talking heads on MLB Network Radio don’t think so. They still rate them as the number three […]

Minor transaction.

Sometimes the moves are big and will have major ramifications like stealing Corey Kluber from the cash-strapped Cleveland Indians. Other times the moves are minor and you will probably never hear of the player again like acquiring outfielder Adolis Garcia from the perennial competitive St. Louis Cardinals.  Garcia is a […]