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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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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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 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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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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Lazy Comps: Engel Beltre

Disclaimer and Explanation: Lazy Comps are comparisons, and they are lazy because its not really in-depth scouting. Previous Lazy Comps: Martin Perez Leonys Martin Nelson Cruz SUBJECT: Engel Beltre, CF, 23 .262/.310/.689 in 7 MiLB season He’s been in the Rangers organization longer than Mitch Moreland (signed 8-4-07), outlasted Julio Borbon (signed 8-15-07), became a Ranger the same day as […]

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