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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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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Odd Men Out: The Rangers Rotation Down the Stretch

No The Rangers are coming to a crossroads regarding their rotation. With Derek Holland and Colby Lewis due back in the next two weeks (Holland against the Reds August 23rd), Jeff Banister and company are tasked with filling two rotation spots with three potential pitchers through the last quarter of the year. As the post-season draws near, they’ve got to fill one spot from four […]

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Jonathan Lucroy deserves an extension; Texas should give it to him

Background/Current Situation Full disclosure: I’ve wanted the Rangers to acquire a long-term solution at catcher for a while. I’ve been banging the drum for Jonathan Lucroy for over a year now. August 1st came, and I was ecstatic . Even when #RangersCatcherMagic was happening, I still wanted to JD to dial up Milwaukee to bring over the multi-dimensional catcher. The biggest issue […]

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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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(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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First half debrief: Despite heavy blows, Rangers remain standing

When the season started for the 2016 Texas Rangers, the fans held lofty expectations. Certain professionals had them listed as division winners, at the least, and a select few were expecting a potential rematch of the 2010 World Series, pitting Texas against the San Francisco Giants. Barring the one “baseball nerd” that has Texas winning just over 80 games, it’s […]

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On Colby Lewis, and His Place In Rangers History

“Colby Lewis, starting pitcher. A man barely baseball alive. Gentleman, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world’s first bionic baseball player. Colby Lewis will be that man. Better than he was before. Bigger, stronger, faster.” -Jon Daniels, 2013. Maybe. Probably. Hopefully.   Rangers folklore isn’t short for heroes. Nolan Ryan, Pudge […]

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