Eight over.

The last time team was eight games over .500 was in 2016 when they won the American League West. Since losing five in a row and dropping to five games under in mid-May, the Rangers are 27-14. In the thirteen series they’ve played since, the Rangers have won (including the […]

Who could have seen this coming?

Nobody would have ever seen this coming. Jesse Chavez? A starter? A dominating starter? A dude? This is why baseball. You can’t predict this. Of all the improbably things that have happened to the Rangers so far this season—last inning comebacks, the emergence of Joey Gallo, the comeback of Hunter […]

De-load is DEA.

Three years ago, in an attempt to revolutionize the prevention of Tommy John surgeries, the Texas Rangers pioneered what they called the “de-load program.” De-load is now de-funct. It was de-sasterous. The ordeal is chronicled by Rangers reporter Levi Weaver in his wonderful article for The Athletic.  The idea behind de-loading […]

Twenty-one games, twenty days.

Texas went through a twenty-one-games-in-twenty-days slog and came out with a winning record. Without Joey Gallo for any of it. And without Hunter Pence for some of it. That is cause for optimism. When this stretch started on June 4, the Rangers were ten game behind Houston in the West […]

Infield of the future. 276 comments

  As the Rangers look to the future, there is a good chance they will need to look at replacing their entire infield next season. Elvis Andrus can opt out. There is no way to know where his head is. Yes, he could have opted out last year. But he had […]

Decisions, decisions. 225 comments

  The debate rages as to whether the Rangers should push in the chips and go for it this year, or sell assets and build for the future. That was the discussion on MLB Network Radio yesterday. Not just about the Rangers but about the teams in the playoff picture. […]

Not quite ready. 281 comments

  The Rangers have had three starts so far this season from two pitchers they were desperately hoping to not have to use. One from Taylor Hearn. Two from Joe Palumbo. Combined they have pitched 6.1 innings, giving up 15 hits, seven walks and 16 earned runs. That’s a 22.86 […]

Sampson trending the wrong way. 145 comments

  Even in the best of years, you are going to have 10-1 spankings. The key isn’t how you are in your worst times, it’s how you respond to your worst times. That’s the beauty of baseball. The season is long enough to forgot games like this. Adrian Sampson has […]

Deep depth. 75 comments

  The Rangers have depth. With Joey Gallo gone, they are 16-10. When Elvis Andrus went out for nine games, they were 8-1. It doesn’t matter who is in or who is out, the Rangers have enough offense. That’s what makes this team so fun to watch. Yesterday it was Danny Santana, whose […]

Walking wounded. 107 comments

  Hunter Pence is hurt. Nomar Mazara is hurt. Joey Gallo is hurt. The Injured List is getting crowded with Rangers outfielders. Fortunately, Willie Calhoun is ready to go. Both Mazara and Pence are due for MRIs today to determine the extent of their injuries. One, or both, could go […]