Hola, Julio Pablo Martinez. 54 comments

    For the longest time, Texas has been stockpiling international bonus pool money to snag once-in-a-lifetime player Shohei Ohtani. When that didn’t work out, they set their sights on Cuban center fielder Julio Pablo Martinez, a 5-foot, 10-inch offensive machine, who they just signed for $2.8 million. Martinez has […]

Encouraging. 21 comments

    The Rangers scored the tying and winning runs yesterday in the eighth inning without benefit of a hit. After a walk and a double, a ground out scored run number four. Then a sac fly scored run number five. Execution is something that is always welcome. This spring […]

Reading tea leaves. 94 comments

Rangers radio broadcaster Matt Hicks was trying to find a little silver lining in the Rangers 2-6-2 start after ten spring games. He prefaced it by saying spring records don’t matter one bit. And he’s right. Still, he pointed out that the Rangers have had big early leads in almost […]

One man’s opinion. 33 comments

Well, that didn’t take long. No sooner than Jeff Banister announced his plans for a six-man rotation, Cole Hamels voiced his opinion on it. No. He told ESPN, “It’s not part of baseball. You might as well be in college.” He doesn’t like the six-man rotation a few reasons. The […]

Gallo’s mindset. 25 comments

  You have to like this. It’s spring training. Games mean nothing. Stats mean nothing. Performance means nothing. It’s just four worthless weeks of players in your favorite team’s uniforms. Even so, Joey Gallo got in an umpire’s grill yesterday after a called third strike. He said it was because, […]

Six-man. 18 comments

Jeff Banister is preaching the benefits of a six-man rotation. Pitchers put less stress on throw fewer pitches, put less stress on their arms, they go deeper in games, he explains. Not buying it. A six-man rotation means you are running an extra guy out there that has no business […]

Power play. 21 comments

It’s spring. It’s early. But here is one interesting stat from Rangers camp: Five games played. Zero home runs hit.

Freak show. 43 comments

  Bartolo Colon, Doug Fister, Jesse Chavez, Matt Moore, Mike Minor, and now Tim Lincecum. The signing of “The Freak” gives the Rangers the best pitching staff in baseball. In 2010. Too bad it’s 2018. Once again, Jon Daniels goes shopping at the Dollar Store to try to plug major […]

Odor’s approach. 87 comments

The most disappointing player on the Rangers last year was Rougned Odor. Offensively, he was a train wreck. The most scrutinized player on the Rangers his year will be Rougned Odor. He has to prove last season was a fluke. T.R. Sullivan wrote about that yesterday on mlb.com. About Odor’s […]

Early encouraging signs. 46 comments

The Matt Bush experiment got off to a solid start. He pitched two scoreless innings, gave up one hit and recorded one strikeout. Of course, it was against minor leaguers wearing Colorado Rockies uniforms, so his performance needs to be taken with a large grain of salt. But he mostly […]