Texas Rangers

40-man: Sherten Apostel.   Recently updated !

SHERTEN APOSTELAge: 21Right-Handed Hitting Corner Infielder Going into 2020, the report on Apostel was that he was still a few years away. He proved that in 2020. Having never played above A-Level, Apostel was given the chance in the pandemically-challenged season to crack the desperate-for-offense big league roster this year. […]

Thanksgiving Day.   Recently updated !

Yes, it’s been a tough year. And it will continue to be challenging for months ahead. But today is the day to thank everyone in the Rangers Rounding 3rd universe. Thanks for dropping by. Thanks for sticking with it. Thanks for posting. Thanks for making this such a wonderful part […]

40-man: Elvis Andrus.

Continuing look at the Rangers 40-man roster. ELVIS ANDRUSAge: 31Right-Handed Hitting Shortstop Even with an aggressive agent like Scott Boras, Andrus was smart enough not to opt out both years he had a chance. Nobody wants to pay $15 million for a shortstop who is sliding off the face of […]

40-man: Kolby Allard.

KOLBY ALLARDAge: 23Left-Handed Pitcher Allard took a step back in 2020. Or, it might be more accurate to say, he didn’t take a step forward. He came to the Rangers from Atlanta in a deadline deal in 2019 for Chris Martin. He was assigned to Nashville, made one start there, […]

40-man: A.J. Alexy.

Now that the Rangers 40-man roster has been set, with 37 players so far, which allows for picking up players in the Rule 5 draft, signing free agents, and trades, let’s take a look at who’s on it. We will break down one player per day. A.J. ALEXYAge: 22Right-Handed Pitcher […]

Rangers add three to their 40-man.

The Rangers have prepared their 40-man roster ahead of the upcoming Rule 5 draft. They are protecting 38 players. They added A.J. Alexy and Yerry Rodriguez, both right-handed pitchers, as well as David Garcia, a catcher. The biggest name not protected is Alex Speas, the right-handed flame thrower whose fastball […]

Daniels vs Epstein.

With the news of Theo Epstein leaving the Cubs and wanting to look for another challenge, to build another team into a winner, naturally the hopes run high in Rangers Nation that he somehow works his magic on the Texas Rangers. He broke the curse in Boston. He broke the […]

In praise of Sam Huff.

And now for some encouraging news. MLB.com put out it’s annual “One Untouchable Player per Team” list. For the Rangers it’s Sam Huff. For most teams, it’s a player already established, like Mike Trout or Mookie Betts. What this tells us is one of two things. One, Sam Huff is […]

A true Hall of Famer.

The announcement of the Hall of Fame ballots naturally leads to 2024 when Adrian Beltre will be eligible. Without anything close to an All-Star caliber hitter on the Rangers, all you can do is think back to when the Rangers had one of the best. For eight seasons Beltre manned […]

2021 Hall of Fame ballot.

The 2021 Hall of Fame ballot was announced yesterday. Twenty-five players are on the ballot, including eleven first-time players and fourteen returning names. Players remain on the ballot from year to year as long as they receive at least five percent of ballots cast. If they don’t, they are dropped. […]