Bullpen taking shape.

With four days until opening day, the Rangers roster is getting closer to being set. Yesterday the Rangers sent nineteen players to their training site. That, according to T.R. Sullivan of mlb.com, leaves them with 39 players.  That means nine players are playing the next four days for a roster […]

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 […]

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 […]

May 25, 2019.

While it’s hard to recall, apparently a Ranger starter other than Minor and Lynn actually did pitch a good start last year. It was so rare. A LOT OF UNUSUAL. What looked like another Rangers road game turned into anything but that. Drew Smyly gave up three in the second inning […]

Happy Mother’s Day.

Has there ever been a more difficult time to be a mother? It’s a challenging, thankless, stressful role in good times. These are the opposite of good times. There is no break. No off switch. Kids aren’t at school. They’re at home. Husbands aren’t at work. They’re at home. And, […]

April 20, 2016.

Four years ago the Rangers were good. I miss those times. RARE AIR. The Rangers did something they hadn’t done all season. Hit two home runs. And they won. It’s great to play small ball. But a home run can do a lot more damage than fifty-seven singles. A two-run homer […]

April 16, 2016.

Sometimes you have to take the bad news with the good news. And this news was really good. ADRIAN BELTRE SIGNS FOR TWO MORE YEARS. Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre signed a contract extension that will keep the face of the franchise in Arlington for two more seasons after this […]

April 15, 2016.

Sometimes it’s good to be lucky rather than good. SOMEWHERE, ANTHONY YOUNG IS SAYING, “YOU’VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME.” From May 6, 1992, to July 24, 1993, Mets pitcher Anthony Young lost twenty-seven consecutive decisions. Twenty-seven in a row. It was said at the time that one has to be a […]

April 10, 2015.

The Rangers split their opening series of the season against Oakland, winning the fourth game 10-1. BATS BURY GRAVEMAN. Sometimes you’re the windshield. Sometimes you’re the bug. That’s how the Rangers season has gone so far after four games, and how it will probably go all season long. They either […]