Bullpen rebuild begins with Yates.

The Rangers started their long-awaited rebuild of their bullpen yesterday by signing free agent Kirby Yates. It was a bullpen that blew more saves than it converted, yet somehow held on through the playoffs, thanks to Jose Leclerc and Josh Sborz. But the Rangers cannot go through an entire season […]

News about Nathan Whitten.

Some times these are too difficult to write. It’s with profound sadness that I pass along the news that one of our fellow Rangers Rounding 3rd friends needs as many thoughts, prayers, good wishes, and luck that we can send his way. Nathan Whitten, who posts here as John Ed […]

Shameless self-promotion.

I’m proud to announce the release of the album “Little Holes” by The Four Baggers. Who the heck are The Four Baggers? And what does this have to do with Rangers Rounding 3rd? You may know them. It’s me and fellow Rangers Rounding 3rd poster Eli Saenz. You remember Eli? […]

Breaking news.

And now, some earth-shattering news. Yesterday, MLB Network Radio passed along an exclusive report from the New York Post that the Texas Rangers are interested in Jordan Montgomery. I sincerely hope you were sitting down when you read that. Or, that you don’t have a heart condition. If so, and you […]


For the first time in our lifetimes, Rangers fans can be thankful for the Rangers winning it all. There were so many bleak years. So many Rougned Odors and Tanner Scheppers and Mark Clarks and Chan Ho Parks. But those have faded into the past and Rangers fans can finally […]

Beltre on the Hall ballot.

The Hall of Fame Ballot came out yesterday. Number 29 is on it. Adrian Beltre was a good player when, at age thirty-two, and after thirteen major league seasons, he signed as a free agent with the Rangers. Eight seasons later, he was a Hall of Fame-caliber player. Beltre started […]

Winning manager finishes second in voting.

Imagine the disappointment Bruce Bochy felt upon not winning the Manager of the Year award yesterday.  Where would he put it? He certainly isn’t going to move the 2023 World Series trophy off his mantel. Or the 2010 World Series trophy. Or the one from 2012. Or 2014.  The guy […]


There’s been a lot of moaning about the new playoff format. It started during last-year’s playoffs and is still going on. The two division winners with the most victories get a first-round bye while the other teams play a best-of-three first round wildcard series. Last season, three of the four […]

Semien, Seager again.

In news that is not surprising: Marcus Semien won the American League Silver Slugger award for second basemen. He led the A.L. in hits, with 185, and runs, 122. He drive in 100, and had 73 extra-base hits. Oh, by they way, he is a finalist for MVP. Corey Seager […]

Offseason checklist.

Coming into this offseason, the Rangers are in a position they’re rarely in. They’re a really good team with very few needs. It used to be their roster was like a municipal golf course. Full of holes and overrun with amateurs.  This season, in the offensive side, what they really […]