From Gabe Laques of USA Today, an thought I disagree with 100 percent: Bryce Harper, a National League MVP at 23, is a free agent at 26, peddling his services in an industry that’s grown to nearly $11 billion in annual revenues. His combination of skills, age and marketing cachet […]
As reported in the Dallas Morning News, right-handed reliever Eddie Butler rejected his assignment to the minor leagues and instead chose free agency. Butler was one of three players acquired from Chicago in the Cole Hamels deal. His time in Texas wasn’t the stuff of highlight reels. In 32 innings, he […]
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in RR3-land. Thanks to everyone for another great year of Rangers talk, baseball talk, and talk about everything and anything else.
Pretty much everything has already been said about the greatness of Adrian Beltre. And what hasn’t been said will be over the next few days. I cannot add anything of value. All I can say is thank you, Adrian. It’s appropriate that Beltre chose to formally announce his retirement […]
Michael Young is on the Hall of Fame ballot. He will need to be named on 75 percent of all 400 ballots to make it to the Hall of Fame. Will he make it in? Should he make it in? He was easily one of the top five players in […]
Yesterday, texasrangers.com featured the ten biggest trades in recent Rangers history. Here is the article. Fun read.
Bleacher Report had an article on the one off-season nightmare each team should avoid. For the Texas Rangers, it’s “missing the opportunity to sell high on Jose Leclerc.” They said: “With the value of controllable late-innings relievers at an all-time high, the Rangers have an extremely valuable trade chip in […]
With the hiring of their new pitching coach, the Rangers coaching staff is now mostly set. Yesterday, Texas announced Julio Rangel will replace Doug Brocail as the team’s pitching coach. Rangel never pitched or coached in the major leagues. As a player, he spent seven seasons mostly in the Yankees […]
Once again, there were no surprises in the awards voting. Mookie Betts is the American League M.V.P. Christian Yelich is the National League M.V.P. Beats beat out the two finalists in the A.L., Mike Trout and Jose Ramirez. The votes are cast the final day of the regular season so […]
It was deGrom and Snell for Cy Youngs. A lot of debate about both, but in my opinion both were no brainers. With deGrom it was he only had ten victories. With Snell it was he had the fewest innings pitched of any starter to win the award. Neither had […]