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

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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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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Power, strikeouts, and misconceptions: The Joey Gallo comps

When the Rangers called up Joey Gallo on Tuesday, scores of Rangers fans rejoiced. For a team struggling to generate offense post All Star break, seeing Gallo’s name in the lineup was a momentary relief. It doesn’t hurt that the young man with lighthouse power(light tower seems a bit feeble for what Gallo brings) holds the distinction of being the next […]

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Rangers acquire Lucas Harrell, Dario Alvarez for Travis Demeritte

With just under a week to go before the deadline, the Rangers have made their first move of the trade season. Texas acquired starting pitcher Lucas Harrell and left handed reliever Dario Alvarez in exchange for power hitting infield prospect Travis Demeritte. The Rangers designated Matt Duffy for assignment to make room for the newly acquired players. Harrell started the season injured […]

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(Baseball) Bat signal: How a Gotham dynamic duo could be the heroes Texas needs

It’s not often you look at a team tied for the most wins in their league as of July 19th, who has the lead in their division and go “They need serious help STAT.” Baseball’s funny like that. The 2016 Rangers are also. The pitching staff ravaged by injuries. The lineup mauled by mediocrity. Yet through all that, the team […]

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How a Brewers battery could supercharge the Rangers’ title hopes

Trade season is here, and the Rangers are spinning in and out of the rumor tornadoes. For months they have been linked to Jonathan Lucroy of the Milwaukee Brewers. Those rumors have yet to die, even the catchers for the Rangers have continued to produce offensively having slashed .236/.286/.422/.707 thus far in 2016. That isn’t terrible from a position that […]

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Offensive Stylings: Choosing Profar over Gallo

It’s been 23 days since the power phenomenon Joey Gallo was recalled from Triple-A, while Shin-Soo Choo and Drew Stubbs went on the disabled list with, as hockey aficionados would say, “lower body injuries.” He was with the club for 5 days. He made one pinch-hit appearance, not recording a hit. Gallo was optioned back to Triple-A when Yu Darvish returned […]

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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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On the Trade Block: Jurickson Profar

Jurickson Profar is finally producing for the Rangers. The former #1 prospect is posting an unsustainable yet eye-popping, .380/.392/.620 (.415 BABIP and 2% BB rate) line. His isolated power (ISO, .240) is approaching Prince Fielder’s weight (275) all while providing an undeniable spark atop the Rangers lineup. This prompted the fan base, and even some SDI staff, to begin to use […]

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Back It Up: The State of Catching in Arlington

Rangers won’t survive having Holaday and Nicolas as their catchers — jamie (@JamieLanders10) April 26, 2016 @Friar_Faithful so why you keep trying to send him to texas. The Rangers already have enough bad catchers — Brooks⚾ (@brooksy__d) April 14, 2016   There were calls throughout the offseason for the Rangers’ brass to acquire a front-line backstop. Fans seemed to tire […]

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A Tale of Two Reactions: Rangers Sign Kyle Lohse, Call Up Matt Bush

The Rangers made Friday the 13th lucky for two different pitchers today, signing free agent starter Kyle Lohse to a minor league deal while promoting Frisco reliever Matt Bush to the major league club. It’s safe to say the reactions to both will be different. Starting with the 37-year-old Lohse, this is a flier on rotational depth from a team that […]

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