David Rollins, Brady Dragmire, and the Carousel That Never Ends

Off-season waiver claims rarely matter. Sure, there’s a Shawn Tolleson every now and then. But for the most part the guys we’re talking about here are the guys no one really knows and no one really will know. For instance, last off-season the Rangers claimed only Andy Wilkins. They lost through waivers Lisalverto Bonilla and Wilkins. In the 2014-15 off-season, […]

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Crop Rotation: The State of Texas’ Minor Leagues Post Trade Deadline

With the trade deadline passed (RIP Travis Demeritte, Dillon Tate, Erik Swanson, Nick Green, Lewis Brinson, and Luis Ortiz) and the late season promotions impending, it’s time to take a look at the developments in the Texas Rangers’ Minor Leagues. I’ll start with the good, then the bad,and finally any leftover MLB.com top 30 prospects. So here it is; 5600 […]

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Beckyard Baseball: The Tale of Preston Beck and Pablo Sanchez

It was Sunday, June 5th, a partly cloudy 88 degree day in Frisco, Texas. At Dr. Pepper Ballpark, home of the Texas Rangers affiliated Frisco RoughRiders, professional baseball player Preston Beck prepared for the biggest game of his life. At 3:50pm later that day, he’d be playing me in a fiery, competitive game of Backyard Baseball 2001. Around 3:00 the butterflies […]

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Minor League Rosters Breakdown

The Rangers announced the minor league rosters yesterday morning. It mostly went as expected, but a few surprises including a top prospect are starting the year in Frisco. Note that the starters/relievers are in certain cases, educated guesswork from me as the rosters weren’t released with these distinctions and a few pitchers could easily be fit into either category. Also, Myles […]

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Rangers Acquire Cole Hamels

The Texas Rangers have acquired Phillies star pitcher Cole Hamels along with left-handed RP Jake Diekman and cash in exchange for LHP Matt Harrison as well as prospects OF Nick Williams, C Jorge Alfaro, RHP Jake Thompson, RHP Jerad Eickhoff and RHP Alec Asher. Hamels had appeared in trade rumors going back a couple of years, with the Rangers always […]

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