Monthly Archives: September 2019

Gallo questions begin.

The Joey Gallo coming out party seems to be officially over. Gallo still has pain and weakness in his wrist. There are only nine games left. It’s doubtful he will be ready to go. And at this point, why? So now the endless questions begin. Was this the real Joey […]

Off to Oakland.

The Rangers got off to a great start in this Final Seventeen against the elite teams. They won two of three against Tampa Bay. It looked like they were going to end this on a high note. Then they were swept in three at home against Oakland. Then swept in […]

It’s not negative if it’s true.

Accusations of negative always pop up when articles aren’t written about how awesome the Rangers last three seasons of finishing well out of playoff contention have been, or how the front office hasn’t been geniuses for being the architects of a team that is under .500 the last seven years […]

Something to play for.

One last road trip. Five games, two cities. What has been a season of road misery won’t be any easier. Verlander tonight. Cole tomorrow. They are the number two and number one pitchers, respectively, in all of baseball in strikeouts going against the team with the second-most strikeouts. Texas is […]

Chris loves Jeff.

Jeff Mathis’s first season with the Rangers is just about over. Not just because the Rangers have just eleven games left. But because he is injured and might miss most of those eleven. As bad as his season was, and it was bad, T.R. Sullivan writes on that Rangers […]

Forget Houston.

Oakland is Texas’s arch-nemisis. The Rangers are now 5-10 against the Athletics this year. They were 6-13 in 2018. Never mind the ground the Rangers need to cover in order to be on a level playing field with Houston, they have a long way to go just to play with […]


It’s always a sad day when the Rangers are officially eliminated. They were effectively eliminated when they signed Drew Smyly and Shelby Miller for the 2019 rotation. But it was made official with last night’s loss 14-9 loss to Oakland. The Rangers are now 14 games behind the second wild […]

Long overdue.

So, how was your team’s trade deadline? My team’s was phenomenal. Jon Daniels has taken a lot of heat in the past for his deadline deals. And, most of it is warranted.  So, when he nails it, he deserves to be congratulated for it. He so seldom gets praise. But […]


This is what makes baseball so great. No other sport is this unpredictable. A pitcher who is almost totally unhittable goes up against a hitter who is almost totally unhitterable. In a sport where good pitching beats good hitting, and great pitching owns pitiful hitting. And the hitter wins. Baseball […]

We’re not in Baltimore anymore.

Well, it’s a totally different game when they don’t play the Orioles. The Rangers don’t get twenty hits. They don’t score ten runs. Rougned Odor doesn’t go anything-for-anything. They don’t win a baseball game. Last night, when push came to shove, the Rangers shoved a win aside and allowed sloppy […]