Rangers offense gets AARP card.

The Rangers offense is like a retirement community in Florida. They dine at the early bird special, then head home to retire early to bed. From innings one through three, the Rangers are batting .304. After that, a deep sleep. From innings four through nine, the offense drops off the […]

Goodbye, Elvis.

One day he is telling sportswriters that Elvis Andrus will be the Rangers third baseman moving forward. The next day he is trading him. Chris Young is officially a general manager. You cannot believe a word he says. That is not a knock again him. That’s not to call him […]

Expect a full season.

On Monday, the Cactus League asked the office of Major League Baseball to delay spring training by three weeks as a way to curb the rise of COVID outbreaks in Arizona. That sent a scare among baseball fans that the 2021 season will be truncated like the 2020 season was. […]

International signings.

The international signing period was supposed to have started, as always, last July. But due to the pandemic, it was switched to January 15, a few days ago. So far, twenty-eight of the top thirty international prospects have signed. None with the Rangers. This is where the Rangers, and particularly […]

Expensive leather.

There was a store in the mall that, every time we walked past it, my kids would want to go into just to smell the leather. Leather jackets, leather purses, leather gloves. Instead of saying “No thanks, we’re just here to look around” when the sales clerk approached us, it […]

40-man: Rougned Odor.

A continuing look at the Rangers 40-man roster. ROUGNED ODOR Age: 26Left-Handed Hitting Second Baseman What can one say about Rougned Odor that hasn’t already been said?  He would not have had a job on any major league team that believes in results and accountability. He has been one of the […]

Hall of Fame announcer.

When I was growing up, I was a fan of the Cincinnati Reds. This was before every game from every team was broadcast on television. Back then, all we had was radio. And as a Reds fan, we had two guys name Al Michaels and Joe Nuxhall doing the games. […]

Dodgers win Game 3, 6-2.

Okay so Charlie Morton proved he was human. He gave up five runs in his four innings. And Walker Buehler proved, once again, how wrong I usually am. This is why they play these games. Morton had been a dead-lock winner in the post season. Buehler has been a Ranger. […]

Bullpen taking shape.

With four days until opening day, the Rangers roster is getting closer to being set. Yesterday the Rangers sent nineteen players to their training site. That, according to T.R. Sullivan of mlb.com, leaves them with 39 players.  That means nine players are playing the next four days for a roster […]

The outfield.

When last we saw, Rangers left fielder Willie Calhoun was being carted off the field after being hit in the jaw with a 95-miles-per-hour fastball. It was hard to watch.  After seasons of frustration waiting for his turn to be a bona fide major league starter, it looked like his […]