Adrian Beltre: Captain Clutch, MVP of the whole darned league

Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre points to the dugout whiles standing on second after hitting a bases learning double off of Los Angeles Angels' Andrew Heaney in the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

There’s something Greek in being a Rangers fan. Specifically, something Sisyphean.  Perhaps it is the punishment for the Cowboys that forces we North Texans into the mantle of the Greek king of Ephyra. Just in case you miss the reference: Sisyphus was punished by Zeus for self-aggrandizing behavior (that part does sound a bit like Cowboys fans, of which I […]

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The Most to Prove: Rangers playing with a purpose in October


When FanGraphs has conceded that the Texas Rangers are the inevitable American League West Division Champs, it’s easy for us blog writers to say “No News is Good News.” Right now, nothing terribly newsworthy is happening to negatively affect the 2016 Rangers. As a whole, the club is the American League’s best. With that said, there are still individuals that have […]

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Odd Men Out: The Rangers Rotation Down the Stretch


No The Rangers are coming to a crossroads regarding their rotation. With Derek Holland and Colby Lewis due back in the next two weeks (Holland against the Reds August 23rd), Jeff Banister and company are tasked with filling two rotation spots with three potential pitchers through the last quarter of the year. As the post-season draws near, they’ve got to fill one spot from four […]

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Precious CarGo: Texas signs Carlos Gomez for the stretch run


Saturday afternoon, the Texas Rangers reached an agreement with former Milwaukee and Houston outfielder Carlos Gomez. The move comes a few days following the apparent cessation of Shin-Soo Choo‘s regular season with Texas. Choo’s season ended after a Ross Detwiler pitch to the forearm. The broken bone required surgery to go with a couple months on the shelf. The move represents a low-cost, potentially […]

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Jonathan Lucroy deserves an extension; Texas should give it to him


Background/Current Situation Full disclosure: I’ve wanted the Rangers to acquire a long-term solution at catcher for a while. I’ve been banging the drum for Jonathan Lucroy for over a year now. August 1st came, and I was ecstatic . Even when #RangersCatcherMagic was happening, I still wanted to JD to dial up Milwaukee to bring over the multi-dimensional catcher. The biggest issue […]

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Family man: What Prince Fielder can teach us about family


Forget the stats. This is not about six All-Star appearances, three Silver Sluggers, Comeback Player Awards or two Home Run Derby Championships. This is not about a lifetime .283/.382/.506 slash, 26.8 fWAR. It’s not about a total active playing time of about two years with Texas over three seasons, two seasons in Detroit or seven in Milwaukee. It is not […]

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Winning Pieces: How Texas can maximize their bullpen in 2016


There are few things in baseball more amazing than the evolution of bullpens. From not existing when the game began to the reason Kansas City won their title last season, the progress is stunning. Despite the leaps forward, there’s old thinking infesting the concepts of relief pitcher use. Teams cling to the set closer role, creating a rigid structure that lends itself […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Prince Fielder’s career over after second neck surgery

Jun 12, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA;  Texas Rangers designated hitter Prince Fielder (84) reacts to scoring a run the the eighth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Texas won 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Editor’s note: This is an ongoing story. We will update the post as more information comes in. Everyone was going about their day waiting for the Rangers day game versus Colorado, when Fox Sport’s Ken Rosenthal dropped a bomb via Twitter about Rangers DH Prince Fielder. Sources: Prince Fielder’s career appears over. #Rangers expected to hold press conference tomorrow. — […]

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Destroying the myth of a declining and selfish Yu Darvish


There’s nothing wrong with Yu Darvish. Normally I try easing into a topic, comparing it with a life event or metaphysical concept that you can relate to baseball in some way. Not this time. With this particular topic, the need for hyperbole and indirect discussion doesn’t exist. This requires cold hard numbers to eradicate an idea. That idea is that Darvish, the […]

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Answering The Questions You Kinda Had: The SDI Search Term Mailbag

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Derek Holland throws against the Seattle Mariners in a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

One of SDI’s mission statements is informing and educating the Ranger fan base. We do our best bringing you trade analysis, prospect write ups, history lessons, even analytical breakdowns of players. We try keeping it topical, but at the same time we tend to miss things. We’re not psychics and sometimes you, the fine SDI reader, has questions we haven’t […]

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