Kevin Sutton

It begins.

Thirty-one players tested positive for the Coronavirus yesterday, from nineteen different teams. Another seven coaches or front office personnel. That may sound alarming, and it is certainly cause for concern, but when you look at the overall numbers, it’s not that bad. Yet.  That’s the problem with this thing. It’s […]

The outfield.

When last we saw, Rangers left fielder Willie Calhoun was being carted off the field after being hit in the jaw with a 95-miles-per-hour fastball. It was hard to watch.  After seasons of frustration waiting for his turn to be a bona fide major league starter, it looked like his […]

Highest-paid player.

Who says the Rangers are cheap? The Texas Rangers have the distinction of having the highest paid player in all of major league baseball in 2020. Prince Fielder will be making $24 million this year. Because he never officially retired and instead was released by the team in 2016 order […]

Revisiting the infield.

Now that the season is inching toward a restart, it’s time to re-look at the roster the Rangers have assembled. Today, it’s the infield. Last season, the Rangers infield was among the weakest in all of baseball offensively, with Ronald Guzman, Rougned Odor, Elvis Andrus, and Asdrubal Cabrera. Danny Santana […]

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 […]