Expensive leather.

There was a store in the mall that, every time we walked past it, my kids would want to go into just to smell the leather. Leather jackets, leather purses, leather gloves. Instead of saying “No thanks, we’re just here to look around” when the sales clerk approached us, it […]

Looking ahead.

It’s difficult trying to project the Rangers opening day roster of 26 based on the current 40-man roster. Mainly, because it’s incomplete. And, because there are still a few questions. Like, will they have a six-man rotation, which is being talked about around baseball this year since last year most […]

40-man: Joe Gatto.

A continuing look at the Rangers 40-man roster. JOE GATTO Age: 25Right-Handed Pitcher Joe Gatto. Joey Gallo. This won’t be too confusing. But it might not end up being an issue, considering how Gatto has pitched before the Rangers picked him up from the Angels after they released him. In fact, […]

40-man: Dane Dunning.

A continuing look at the Rangers 40-man roster. DANE DUNNING Age: 26Right-Handed Pitcher The biggest return the Rangers got for trading Lance Lynn to the White Sox was twenty-six-year-old right-handed starter Dane Dunning, a first round draft choice by Washington in 2016. After a successful three-year career pitching for the University […]

40-man: Brett de Geus.

A continuing look at the Rangers 40-man roster: BRETT DE GEUS Age: 23Right-Handed Pitcher The Rangers plucked right-handed reliever Brett de Geus in the Rule 5 Draft from the Dodgers. They have to keep the thirty-third round pick in 2016 on the Rangers 25-man roster in 2021, or return him back […]

40-man: David Dahl.

A continuing look at the Rangers 40-man roster. DAVID DAHL Age: 26Left-Handed Hitting Outfielder It’s been a revolving door in left field in Arlington for years. Remember Mike Napoli out there? You would be wise to forget about that.  Once David Murphy left in 2013, the Rangers have given significant starts […]

40-man: Kohei Arihara.

A continuing look at the Rangers 40-man roster. KOHEI ARIHARA Age: 28Right-Handed Pitcher In 2012, the Rangers dipped into the Japanese pitching free agent pool and plucked out Yu Darvish, who had four-and-a-half very good seasons with the Rangers, wrapped around a season missed due to Tommy John surgery. Eight years […]

40-man: Eli White.

A continuing look at the Rangers 40-man roster. ELI WHITE Age: 26Right-Handed Outfielder/Infielder Eli White was drafted in the twenty-sixth round by the Reds in 2013, chose to go to Clemson, then was drafted in the thirty-seventh round by the Pirates in 2015, chose to stay at Clemson, then was drafted […]

40-man: Jose Trevino.

A continuing look at the Rangers 40-man roster. JOSE TREVINO Age: 28Right-Handed Hitting Catcher  The native Texan Trevino was picked by Texas in the sixth-round of the 2014 draft.  Working his way up the system, he showed that he was more than capable of handing the defensive responsibly that comes with […]

40-man: Anderson Tejeda.

A continuing look at the Rangers 40-man roster. ANDERSON TEJEDA Age: 22Switch-Hitting Infielder  Because the Rangers made the fall from respectable to deplorable, Tejeda made the jump from A-Level to the major leagues in 2020.  It was much sooner than anyone would have wanted or expected. But with Elvis Andrus unable […]