Texas Rangers


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 […]


B.S.

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 MLB.com 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 […]


One word.

Recently, I received an email survey from the Texas Rangers asking my opinion on various topics. What would I would want to see in the new Ballpark? What was the fan experience at the current Ballpark? What is missing? What could be improved? Interestingly, the last questions it asked was, […]


Bounce back.

Yesterday, Will Leitch of MLB.com named his one bounce-back player for 2020 from every team. It’s who had a bad 2019 that he predicts is ripe for a better 2020, with a short summation of why he was chosen. His pick for the Rangers? Rougned Odor. His rationale: “No, this […]


An eye opener.

The Rangers are coming off their most successful decade in team history. Four division titles. Two American League pennants. One Wild Card. Aside from the four titles, they finished second in the division twice, third twice, and fifth twice. Much of this success was done the first four years of […]


Volquez unretires.

One piece of the 2020 bullpen has been secured. The Rangers signed Edinson Volquez to a minor league contract with the understanding he will pitch out of the bullpen next season. According to Volquez, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels talked him out of retiring and into coming back to mentor […]


And now for some good news.

Yes, looking at the Rangers through the rearview mirror hasn’t been cheerful. There are train wrecks everywhere. Three seasons in a row of carnage. But the encouraging news is, the road ahead doesn’t need to be a brick wall. The Rangers can be competitive in just a couple simple moves. […]


Top ten moments.

MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan published his top ten Rangers moments of 2019.  Here they are: 1. Michael Young’s number retirement. 2. Rangers have three walk-off wins in a row, all against the Angels.  3. Joey Gallo becomes the fastest player in American League history to hit 100 home runs.  4. Rougned […]