Monthly Archives: August 2019

Yes way, Jose.

No team has gotten less offensively from its catcher position than the Rangers. Between Jeff Mathis, Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Tim Federowicz, and Jose Trevino, it’s been a black hole. The four combined (using only IKF’s stats while catching) are 80-for-437, or .183, with 8 home runs and 34 RBIs.  For most, […]

A tale of two players.

One guy is going so well, he set the franchise record for getting on base in the most consecutive games to start a career. One guy is going so poorly, he is in danger of setting the franchise record for worst batting average by a regular. Nick Solak has done […]

Free Willie.

Opportunity often comes with injury and Willie Calhoun has made the most of his opportunities this season. They had to come at the expense of Joey Gallo getting hurt, then Nomar Mazara. But that is baseball. And Calhoun is showing everyone that he belonged here in the first place. When […]

This explains a lot.

There are many things wrong with the game right now but perhaps we got a peek behind the curtain at the real culprit in a seemingly innocent comment Rangers manager Chris Woodward made to Evan Grant in The Dallas Morning News. Grant’s article was on Elvis Andrus and his stagnating offense […]

The target.

Rangers writer T.R. Sullivan did another of his customary Q and A articles yesterday, and the first question he was asked was which free agent the Rangers would target this off season. He was emphatic that it would be current Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon. He plays third, which […]

Bottom feeders.

Maybe this is fitting coming off a day when the Rangers managed just one hit off a White Sox team that isn’t known for pitching, and managed just eight total runs in four games, three of them losses. Maybe this says everything about the Texas Rangers. Or maybe it says […]

Deadline deals.

Texas made two seemingly small trades at the deadline that might prove to have major impact. They traded reliever Chris Martin to Atlanta for Kolby Allard. They traded reliever Pete Fairbanks to Tampa Bay for Nick Solak. Early returns are, these were brilliant moves by Jon Daniels.  Martin and Fairbanks […]

Where are the bats?

Dear Jon Daniels: I would like to inquire about the apparent opening in your front office for the role of equipment manager. It appears you are in urgent need of someone to fill that position. Have you been aware that the last three road trips your Texas Rangers baseball team […]


Netflix just released a documentary called “Screwball.” It’s about Biogenesis, the bogus medical clinic in Miami that was the fulcrum of the baseball steroid scandal.  It’s about the guy who ran it, Tony Bosch, the guy who blew the whistle on it, Porter Fischer, the reporter who broke the story, […]

One more time.

Not the same, but close. Six years ago, the Rangers had three consecutive walk-off wins against the Angels. In the first game of that series, they came from down 3-0 in the fifth. They scored one in the sixth, then another one in the eighth. A.J. Pierzynski led off the […]