Bradford improves to 3-0.

Who is the best pitcher in baseball? Who is 3-0 after three starts? Only one pitcher. Cody Bradford. Other pitchers are 3-0, but they’ve had more than three starts. Tyler Glasnow, Shelby Miller, and Luke Weaver. But the Rangers fifth starter, who seemed to be on the bubble, has had […]

Scratch off Sampson.

Remember when Adrian Sampson was a part of the Rangers rotation? It was back when Jon Daniels was the general manager and talent evaluation didn’t exist. Back in 2019, Sampson started fifteen games for the Rangers. He went 3-7 with a 6.41 ERA. Under Daniels, that was considered an ace.  […]

Langford, Bradford.

Ten days to go until opening day.  While spring stats aren’t important, they are tallied so they’re fun to look at. Here are the Rangers leaders on offense Run: Wyatt Langford, 11 Hits: Wyatt Langford, 10 2B: Blaine Crim, 5 3B: Elier Hernandez, 2 HR: Wyatt Langford, 5 RBI: Wyatt […]

Baseball activity.

Max Scherzer had officially been cleared for baseball activity. As of today, he is allowed to scratch himself, spit sunflower seeds, scratch himself again, and complain about how the luxury tax is working as a salary cap to depress salaries. He can start throwing a baseball in a few months. […]

Spring dreaming.

Wyatt Langford went 2-for-3 with four runs scored. It’s just spring, but a Rangers fan can dream, right? It’s against the Angels, which MLB Radio calls the wasteland of baseball, but a Rangers fan can dream, right? He’s batting .379 with an OPS of 1.300, which leads all Rangers hitters, […]

Not helping themselves.

Spring training stats don’t matter unless you’re on the bubble. The Rangers have a few pitchers who are pitching themselves off the team.  The Rangers threadbare rotation was looking for help from within. They aren’t finding it. In four starts, Cole Winn sports a 9.82 ERA, and a 2.00 WHIP, […]

Four for one.

Opening day is three weeks away. It’s still too early to read tea leaves into any of the close roster fights. And, usually, there are very few question marks anyway. It’s not like there’s a fight for, say, shortstop. Yes, Seager might not be ready for opening day and that […]

Carter bashes two.

The legend of Evan Carter just keeps growing. The twenty-one-year old phenom led off yesterday’s game with a home run. Then followed that up with a grand slam.  His 2-for-3, five RBI performance shot his spring batting average to .389 and his OPS to 1.178. Yes, it’s spring. But, wow. […]

Diego Castillo.

Last year, the Rangers signed the other Will Smith. Not the Will Smith cather, the Will Smith relief pitcher. And he seemed to be dancing on the ledge every appearance. Still, he saved twenty-two games and was valuable until he ran out of steam at the end of the season. […]

Matt Duffy.

Spring training is a six-week tease. Its main function was to get starting pitchers built up to go nine innings, going one inning their first start then working up to three their second start, five, then seven, then nine. That plan was hatched back when starters were expected to go […]