Monthly Archives: November 2019

Orlando is dreaming.

A few days ago, sports executive Pat Williams, who was responsible for Orlando landing an NBA team in that central Florida town in 1989, announced he plans to bring major league baseball to Orlando as well. He wants to call it the Orlando Dreamers. I hope baseball doesn’t expand. There […]

The Kyle Gibson era.

Last season, thirty-two-year-old righthander Kyle Gibson went 13-7 (good) with a 4.84 ERA (not great) and a WHIP of 1.444 (not good at all). Those numbers pretty much mirror his career numbers. In his seven major league seasons, all with Minnesota, Gibson has been good at times and not so […]


On this Thanksgiving Day, there’s a lot to be thankful for. I’m thankful for baseball.  It’s a cliché to say that bad baseball is better than no baseball but offseasons are tough. Without games to watch, it’s six months of darkness. While the baseball being played by my hometown hero […]

Just another punk.

Ugly news about former Ranger Sam Dyson. He is being investigate for domestic abuse against his girlfriend, who has since left him. There is no excuse for this type of behavior. And no sympathy for the abuser whatsoever. He has yet to be charged with anything. MLB is in the […]

Team of the year.

Seemingly an effort to drum up excitement in what looks to be another uneventful offseason, MLB has started a campaign where fans can vote for the All-2019 Team. The Rangers have two players eligible: Mike Minor and Lance Lynn.  Not surprisingly, the baseball minds who put together this list didn’t […]

Hearn and Mazara news.

From MLB Trade Rumors: Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News spoke with several Rangers players including Taylor Hearn and Nomar Mazara. Hearn, who just wrapped an injury-wrecked 2019 that included an inflamed UCL and a fracture underneath his elbow, told Grant that he threw four bullpens in October, followed […]


Here is what I love about the offseason and hot stove talk: Nothing. Every year after the World Series ends my battle cry is, wake me up on opening day. I just get tired of all the B.S. Below are random headlines from yesterday, with my comments attached. “Where […]

The 40-man.

The Rangers finalized their 40-man roster yesterday. Players not on it could be plucked in the Rule 5 Draft, which will be December 12 during the GM meetings in San Diego. The Rule 5 draft was created to prevent teams from stockpiling too many minor leaguers and give those players […]