Monthly Archives: March 2024


Well, maybe Cody Bradford is ready to be in the rotation. One game does not make a season. Yet, had he been beaten up, there would have been calls for his banishment after just one game. But the twenty-six-year-old lefty wasn’t beaten up. On the contrary. After giving up a […]

Opening day notes.

A few things overlooked in Thursday’s walk-off win against the Cubs. Jose Leclerc got the first two outs of the ninth, then walked the next two batters. If he is going to be the closer, he can’t do that. And if he does that, he won’t be the closer for […]

Jekyll and Heim.

The beauty of baseball is in its opportunity of redemption. Failure is baked into the game. But so is the chance to redeem your failures. Jonah Heim learned that the hard way, and the glorious way, in Game 1 of the season last night. With the game tied at 2-2 […]

An opening day like no other.

Defending World Series champions. It’s still hard to believe that happened. But it did. Adolis Garcia carried this team on his back through the playoffs, turned it over to one swing of the bat by Corey Seager, some great glove work by Evan Carter, and a bullpen that arrived just […]

Enhanced viewing option.

As a public service to all Rangers fans, Rangers Rounding 3rd is reprinting the email the Texas Rangers sent to fans who are interested in upgrading their game-watching experience at The Shed. We have opened Home Plate Field Suite 4 for a select few games to start the season as […]

Something to chew on.

Of course, things like the roster and the lineup and the rotation and the bullpen matter. But nobody goes to a Rangers game to see the players. They go for the food. This year, the Rangers introduce a boatload of new concession items for us to stuff our collective mouths […]

Projected lineup. listed every team’s predicted opening day lineup. Here is their prediction for the Rangers. Rangers:1. Marcus Semien, 2B2. Corey Seager, SS3. Evan Carter, LF4. Adolis García, RF5. Josh Jung, 3B6. Jonah Heim, C7. Justin Foscue, 1B8. Wyatt Langford, DH9. Leody Taveras, CFSP: RHP Nathan EovaldiCL: RHP José Leclerc Corey […]

Seager and Jung return.

Like a machine, Corey Seager returns from surgery and months of not stepping into a batter’s box against live pitching in game competition and all he does is go 2-for-2.  Josh Jung didn’t skip a beat, either. He injured his calf within fifteen minutes of the first practice of spring […]

Prediction time.

Time for the highly anticipated, annual Rangers Rounding 3rd predictions. In the ten years of making predictions, we have been one hundred percent correct. This year will prove to be— Sorry, due to a clerical error, the end of the first paragraph was cut off. It should have read: In […]

Rangers add Lorenzen.

He’s not Jordan Montgomery. He’s not Dylan Cease. But the Rangers picked up another starter yesterday. He’s Michael Lorenzen. He’s a thirty-two-year-old right-handed pitcher who is also an outfielder. One would assume with Carter, Langford, Garcia, Taveras, and Jankowski, the Rangers aren’t looking for the lifetime .233 hitter with seven […]