NA-PO-LI! NA-PO-LI!

Nap’s back! According to MLB.com, the Texas Rangers and Mike Napoli have agreed to a one-year deal, pending a physical. Details and terms were not immediately available. Who is Napoli?  Few are the Texas Rangers fans who don’t know who Nap is, and those who don’t are poorer for it. This is his third stint with the Rangers. He’s shown an […]

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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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Texas Rangers Hitters in Daily Fantasy Sports (FanDuel, DraftKings, DFS)

Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) is awesome. Greedy politicians who are in the pockets of casinos, and those who fully support lotteries but attempt to eliminate DFS because they find it a “game of chance,” are laughable. But that’s not what I’m here to talk about. I’m here to talk about your Rangers in the DFS landscape! Texas residents can play on […]

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Keep or Trade? Ryan Rua

Welcome to the first episode of this SDI “Game” that will continue as long as these fascinating problems present themselves. This game gives you the story behind one Texas Rangers player and then asks YOU, the reader, the all important question of: Keep? Or Trade? In today’s episode, we look at the stunning resurgence of Left-Fielder/Infielder Ryan Rua. The Backstory After […]

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Where’s The Beef With Prince Fielder?

In 1948, Richard and Maurice McDonald opened a small restaurant in San Bernadino, California. Little did they know that their food-delivered-fast idea would become the impetus for an entire industry. There are now 36,000 locations in 100 different countries world-wide. The hamburger has become one of the staples of the American diet, and to many, McDonald’s is the king. As […]

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Out Of The Gates, Onto The Pine: Bench Battle

Let’s face it, there are now zero spots in the Texas Rangers Opening Day 9-man roster to be decided (barring injury, of course). Your likely lineup against the Seattle Mariners’ King Felix Hernandez will probably look like this: DeLino DeShields – Center Field Shin-Soo Choo – Right Field Prince Fielder – Designated Hitter Adrian Beltre – Third Base Mitch Moreland – First Base Ian Desmond – Left Field Rougned […]

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The Rangers’ Outfield: The biggest Question Going into 2016

Greetings.  This is my inaugural post for SDI.  I’m pleased to be here, and am excited that everyone will finally be able to read my vast and considerable Rangers wisdom.  I plan to serve up hot opinions, thorough research and a good deal of humor (self-deprecating and otherwise.)  It’s a proven recipe.  I’ve just never taken it beyond Facebook and […]

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Finally an Ian in the Outfield: Desmond Does What Kinsler Should Have

Full disclosure, Jon Daniels is a much smarter man than I. With that being said, the signing of Ian Desmond is a move JD has made more on a prayer with just a small side of intellect. The Texas Rangers announced the signing of the 30-year-old shortstop to a one-year, $8-million contract on Sunday. According to multiple reports, Desmond passed […]

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