Monthly Archives: June 2020

Choo’s walk year.

This is an interesting year for Shin-Soo Choo. He is in the final year of a seven-year contract that has been quite productive.  Choo came to the Rangers as a free agent after a remarkable season in Cincinnati in which he put up an OBP of .423 and an OPS+ […]

Rangers roster.

The Rangers released their sixty-man taxi squad for Spring Training 2.0, or what they are calling Summer Camp. How quaint. I wonder if they will be doing arts and crafts. I hope the counselors are friendly. Here is the Summer Camp roster, with fifty-five players, leaving room for more signings […]

Dying to see a Rangers game?

The Texas Rangers are planning to sell tickets to their games this season.  Before you buy a ticket, you might want to consider how the Rangers are treating the worldwide pandemic that has killed more than 120,000 Americans. How safe will you be going to a game? It seems they […]

New territory.

So, now the Rangers get back to seeing what kind of team they really have. By all accounts they have the best top-of-the-rotation they’ve ever had, courtesy of Corey Kluber, Lance Lynne, and Mike Minor. Who knows what they will get out of the four and five of Kyle Gibson […]

Lynn gets opening day nod.

Lance Lynn will be the opening day starter. That sounds good in two ways. One, Lance Lynn earned that right. Two, the words “opening day” sound sweet right about now. It could have been Mike Minor. Nobody would have blamed Chris Woodward if he gave it to the new guy, […]

June 25, 2019.

The sad saga of the De-load Program, a failed attempt at proving the Rangers were the smartest guys in the room. DE-LOAD IS D.E.A. Three years ago, in an attempt to revolutionize the prevention of Tommy John surgeries, the Texas Rangers pioneered what they called the “de-load program.” De-load is […]


There will be baseball.  Opening day 2020 is coming. Four months later that originally scheduled. But it’s coming.  One-hundred-two games fewer than originally scheduled. But it’s coming. Spring training will begin, again, on July 1. The season will begin July 23 or 24. Schedules are being made now. The Rangers […]

There will be baseball. Maybe.

Sixty games. That’s what it appears the 2020 season will comprise of. How legitimate is a sixty-game season? Had last year’s season been just sixty games, the Texas Rangers would have been the second wild card in the American League. They ended up 78-84. The Rangers would have made the […]

June 22, 2016.

Anytime you can go back and revisit that glorious season of 2016, it’s a good thing. Anytime you can go back and revisit Colby Lewis, it’s even better. But this game, was, unfortunately, the beginning of the end for Colby Lewis. After starting the season 6-0 with 2.81 ERA, he […]

June 21, 2018.

We head into a summer without baseball. Yuck. But, at least we can look back fondly on guys like Austin Bibbens-Dirx who made Rangers baseball somewhat enjoyable. FIVE IN A ROW. Don’t look now, but the hottest team in major league baseball is the Texas Rangers. Five wins in a […]