For The Rangers and Matt Bush Redemption Eludes One of Them


One of the more common tropes in the world of sports is that of redemption. The lovable loser is, well, lovable. The entire city of Cleveland has been a punchline for as long as I have been conscious of sports. Even if the Cavaliers repeat and Lebron is Superman again, it’s still Cleveland. Cute little Cleveland. But what about the unlovable loser? That […]

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On the Fringe: Best and Worst Last Impressions for Rangers Postseason Roster


One-hundred and sixty-two games have been played. Now, what? Now it’s time to play more, of course, but the question remains: Who gets to play? Who gets to be a part of the Rangers postseason roster? No doubt you know that Adrian Beltre, Elvis Andrus, Rougned Odor, Mitch Moreland, Jonathan Lucroy, Ian Desmond, Carlos Beltran, Carlos Gomez, and Shin-Soo Choo are going to […]

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The Timeless Rangers Team of 2016


Take a picture in your mind of this Rangers team. Today. And hold it there. Forever. That’s how special this team is. Regardless of their record, regardless of October. Regardless. Take your picture and hold it in your mind forever. You’ll thank yourself later. Take a snapshot of Adrian Beltre. It can be anything that’s “quintessential Beltre” to you. For […]

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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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