ABD WAS A-OK. Yesterday I recounted Top Ten Moment #2 of the Rangers 2017 season, when Austin Bibens-Dirkx outdueled Max Scherzer. Here is what I wrote the next day, reposted from June 12, 2017. In 1971, Texas took the team from Washington DC. Forty-six years later, Texas took the […]
Top Ten Moment #2: Austin Bibens-Dirks outduels Max Scherzer. One pitcher won the Cy Young. The other pitcher had no shot at even making a major league rotation when the season started. One team was running away with its division. The other was running in place. So when Max Scherzer […]
I have a dream that one day the Rangers walk hand in hand to the championship podium holding the World Series trophy.
The Texas Rangers don’t have a legitimate starting rotation yet to run out there night after night this summer. But they do have a golf course. As T. R. Sullivan reports on mlb.com, the Rangers are allowing the city of Arlington to use their name in the city’s new golf […]
The Rangers avoided arbitration by agreeing to contracts with Keone Kela, Jake Diekman, and Jurickson Profar. Diekman will make $2.7 million in 2018, Kela $1.2, and Profar a head-scratching $1.05 million for doing nothing much. Kela was injured twice last season and for nearly three months in 2016, but his […]
According to Gerry Fraley in the Dallas Morning News here is the pitcher that the Rangers signed this off-season who will make the biggest impact in 2018.
The Rangers rotation is still made up of Cole Hamels, and four number five starters. There are seventy seven days until opening day, so there is still time to land Bartolo Colon and Matt Garza. Fingers crossed.
Nick Martinez will be pitching in Japan in 2018. You may resume your slumber.
LIFE AFTER YU. Yesterday, I recounted Top Ten Moment #3 of the Rangers 2017 season, the game when Adrian Beltre moved the on-deck circle. It was the game they took a 22-10 pounding at the hands of the Miami Marlins. More significantly, it was the last start in a Rangers […]
Top Ten Moment #3: Adrian Beltre moves the on-deck circle. There’s that old adage that no matter how many times you go to the ballpark, you will always see something you’ve never seen before. One of my favorite stories happened in 1987. Dave Bresnahan was a 25-year-old back-up catcher […]