Mr. Bad Luck.

Poor Lance Lynn. Every year the baseball gods seem to pick on some pitcher to get absolutely no run support whenever he starts. That unlucky soul is Lance Lynn. Lynn has been a true success story this year, one of the best free agent signings in baseball. A real steal […]

The first rule of baseball.

From the moment you come out of your mother’s womb you instinctively learn two things. One, how to breathe. Two, good pitching beats good hitting. It’s been that way since the beginning of time. It’s that way now. Good pitching beats good hitting.  On Monday good pitching shut out the […]

Living the dream.

Edinson Volquez re-emerged from oblivion the other day. He pitched a scoreless inning in a meaningless loss to Seattle at home. The inning he pitched was anything but meaningless. September is will mean the world to him.  Volquez was part of the Tommy John Trio that included fellow surgery patients […]

The stretch run.

So, here we are. The last month of the season. Texas has 24 games left. The next one they win, they will exceed last year’s total of 67. Which was also 2014’s total.  That win might not come until Thursday. The Rangers have three on the road against the Yankees […]

Perfect 10.

Just imagine someone in a laboratory was tasked with creating the perfect baseball player. He would end up making Michael Young.  Sure, players have hit for more power, some for higher average, some stole more bases, some played flashier defense—all the things that populate highlight reels—but nobody could consistently excel […]

Yes way, Jose.

No team has gotten less offensively from its catcher position than the Rangers. Between Jeff Mathis, Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Tim Federowicz, and Jose Trevino, it’s been a black hole. The four combined (using only IKF’s stats while catching) are 80-for-437, or .183, with 8 home runs and 34 RBIs.  For most, […]

A tale of two players.

One guy is going so well, he set the franchise record for getting on base in the most consecutive games to start a career. One guy is going so poorly, he is in danger of setting the franchise record for worst batting average by a regular. Nick Solak has done […]

Free Willie.

Opportunity often comes with injury and Willie Calhoun has made the most of his opportunities this season. They had to come at the expense of Joey Gallo getting hurt, then Nomar Mazara. But that is baseball. And Calhoun is showing everyone that he belonged here in the first place. When […]

This explains a lot.

There are many things wrong with the game right now but perhaps we got a peek behind the curtain at the real culprit in a seemingly innocent comment Rangers manager Chris Woodward made to Evan Grant in The Dallas Morning News. Grant’s article was on Elvis Andrus and his stagnating offense […]

The target.

Rangers writer T.R. Sullivan did another of his customary Q and A articles yesterday, and the first question he was asked was which free agent the Rangers would target this off season. He was emphatic that it would be current Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon. He plays third, which […]