SDI Side Notes – February 8

This is the debut of a new feature at SDI. Every day or so, we’ll feature an interesting piece about baseball or Rangers history. Some of the feedback we’ve gotten is that people want more frequent content in more digestible bites. This is just the first of many ways we’ll answer that. 1956- former A’s Hall of Fame manager Connie Mack dies at age […]

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A pair apart

 “He led America by example. He reminded our people of what was right and he reminded them of what was wrong. I think it can be safely said today that Jackie Robinson made the United States a better nation.” – former American League President Gene Budig, on Jackie Robinson’s legacy “He gave the term ‘complete’ a new meaning. He made […]

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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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LIVE UPDATES: 2016 MLB Winter Meetings Tracker

As the Major League Baseball Winter Meetings progress in National Harbor, Maryland, we’ll post the latest updates and rumors that concern your Texas Rangers from those in attendance. The latest updates will appear towards the top of the feed. Rangers Acquisition News will be designated by ***. ***8:46 AM (12/8/16) Wrapping things up, the Rangers brought back outfielder Jared Hoying on a […]

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Hot Stove Week 3 – The 40-Man Roster

Coming off of a week in which Ian Desmond rejected the Rangers’ Qualifying Offer of one year at $17.2 million, MLB Free Agency is completely underway without any further impediments. (Unless you count that big thing called the Collective Bargaining Agreement that has to be settled by December 1st; I suppose that’s a big deal.) Across the league, two players accepted their […]

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Hot Stove Week 2: Qualifying Offers and GM Meetings

The Hot Stove season started off with a flurry of activity in the first two weeks, as it does every week following the World Series. We saw new managers named to Colorado and Arizona in Bud Black and Torey Lovullo. More notably for the Rangers, we saw the official promotion of long-time Texas Assistant General Manager Thad Levine to the position of General […]

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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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