Monthly Archives: January 2016

Prospects, past and present. 89 comments has posted its Top 100 prospects list for 2016. Five Rangers made the list. Joey Gallo, 9. Lewis Brinson, 16. Nomar Mazara, 18. Dillon Tate, 36. Luis Ortiz, 73. It’s interesting to go to their archive section and look at past prospect lists. They go back to only 2011, so many […]

Room for improvement. 81 comments

Great pitching wins championships. The Rangers won the AL West with the worst ERA in the division and third worst in the league, better than only Boston and Detroit. Texas pitching gave up the most runs, the most earned runs, and issued the most walks in the entire American League, […]

Farming. 217 comments

While Rangers fans patiently await the arrival, and emergence, of Nomar Mazara and Lewis Brinson, the question most ask is: will that come this season or next? We don’t ask if they will be good. But while all indications are they are the real things, the fact is, if they […]

Where we were. 380 comments

There’s that old saying, “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” A year ago we were wondering the same things we are wondering now. Do the Rangers have enough to complete? Do they have holes? How can we fill in those holes? Below is where we were last […]

Tolleson gets a big raise. 242 comments

This won’t be news to anyone by now, but Shawn Tolleson avoided arbitration with the Rangers by agreeing to a one-year contract at $3.275 million. Tolleson was seeking $3.9 million. The Rangers originally offered $2.6.  In the end, they met halfway, plus another $25,000. Tolleson was, of course, the anchor of a […]

Left out again. 257 comments

The season hasn’t even started yet and already the story is Hamilton’s knee. He had surgery. It still causes him pain. That’s not going away. So this season will be a steady stream of monitoring his knee to hope it is good enough to allow him to play. All it takes is a […]

A good read. 145 comments

Taking the lazy way out today and letting someone else write this. Here is a really good read from a recent “Ballzy” podcast about the Rangers losing out on Daniels’s man crush Justin Upton, Delino DeShields, Nomar Mazara, Yovani Gallardo returning to the Rangers, and other things. It’s a great read. […]