Bottom feeders.

Maybe this is fitting coming off a day when the Rangers managed just one hit off a White Sox team that isn’t known for pitching, and managed just eight total runs in four games, three of them losses. Maybe this says everything about the Texas Rangers. Or maybe it says […]


Deadline deals.

Texas made two seemingly small trades at the deadline that might prove to have major impact. They traded reliever Chris Martin to Atlanta for Kolby Allard. They traded reliever Pete Fairbanks to Tampa Bay for Nick Solak. Early returns are, these were brilliant moves by Jon Daniels.  Martin and Fairbanks […]


Where are the bats?

Dear Jon Daniels: I would like to inquire about the apparent opening in your front office for the role of equipment manager. It appears you are in urgent need of someone to fill that position. Have you been aware that the last three road trips your Texas Rangers baseball team […]


Screwball.

Netflix just released a documentary called “Screwball.” It’s about Biogenesis, the bogus medical clinic in Miami that was the fulcrum of the baseball steroid scandal.  It’s about the guy who ran it, Tony Bosch, the guy who blew the whistle on it, Porter Fischer, the reporter who broke the story, […]


One more time.

Not the same, but close. Six years ago, the Rangers had three consecutive walk-off wins against the Angels. In the first game of that series, they came from down 3-0 in the fifth. They scored one in the sixth, then another one in the eighth. A.J. Pierzynski led off the […]


The start of something.

One game isn’t enough to hand Hall of Fame plaques to them. But Brock Burke and Nick Solak had eventful first days in the major leagues.  Burke would have gotten his first win had it not been for the grim reaper of Ws, Jose Leclerc, who never saw a lead […]


Tomorrow, today. Twice.

Kolby Allard last night. Joe Palumbo today. Brock Burke tonight. It is, for all intents, time to turn the lights out on 2019 and flip the switch to the Rangers future.  Allard is a twenty-two-year-old lefty. Palumbo is a twenty-four-year-old lefty. And Brock Burke is a twenty-three-year-old lefty making his […]


Class in session.

“There’s some learning that’s happening. It’s just slower to translate to the field.” “The next step is learning how to not miss that pitch.” “These are moments we have to learn from. We’re not going to play too many winning games if we continue to make those mistakes.” “We have […]


Who’s next?

Watching all the highlights surrounding last night’s induction ceremony of Josh Hamilton into the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame, and seeing where the team was then as opposed to where it is now, was like looking at your high school yearbook picture and wondering where did that person go? You […]


Number 32.

He wasn’t the best player in Rangers history. But he was the most important. He was the engine that powered the best and shiniest model the Rangers have ever rolled off the assembly line. In 2010 and 2011, the Rangers ascended as high as this franchise had ever climbed. And […]