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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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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Minor League Rosters Breakdown

The Rangers announced the minor league rosters yesterday morning. It mostly went as expected, but a few surprises including a top prospect are starting the year in Frisco. Note that the starters/relievers are in certain cases, educated guesswork from me as the rosters weren’t released with these distinctions and a few pitchers could easily be fit into either category. Also, Myles […]

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SDI Prospect Rankings – #6 Luke Jackson

After making his Major League Debut (finally!) last season,the 24-year-old right hander Luke Jackson is the oldest prospect on our list but he won’t be a prospect for long. Standing at 6′-2″, LuJax, as they call him, logged 6.1 total innings down the stretch in 2015. SDI Prospect Rankings – #7 Yohander Mendez SDI Prospect Rankings – #8 Josh Morgan SDI Prospect Rankings – #9 […]

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Blockbuster Ideas

Alright, we played with our Surplus Values all week. We identified some nice pieces that would improve what already should be an internally improved Division Winner. But that’s not enough for us. We want to sling this team to World Series contender. We want to make a move that breaks twitter for a day. We want to throw something into […]

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Under the Radar

So, we’ve slept on the formulas for Surplus Value. And you’ve also had a few days to day dream of that blockbuster winter deal. Temper that excitement for a bit. Today we are going to identify a few of those smaller moves that help strengthen a club. Those “under the Radar” guys that you may not recognize initially, but improve a […]

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Dreams for a September Team

  First off, I want to thank all the readers who commented or retweeted my 2016 projection articles. They honestly sucked to write, because 1) my mind wasn’t yet committed to 2016 and 2) the vein of optimism was running a bit strong. Also, they’re the types of pieces that are bound to put forth controversial opinions, and I just don’t […]

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Why 2015 Should Hint At Fun To Come Part 3: Arms Race To Arlington

In baseball, you are one of three things: 1) A no-doubt contender: a roster chocked full of in-their-prime arms, proven young players, and a season or two of winning under your belt. a. Case studies: Washington Nationals, Kansas City Royals, Pittsburgh Pirates 2) Hope springs eternal, but also a few leaks: middle of the road teams that, with a few […]

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A Change In Philosophy

Injuries to the Texas Rangers pitching staff have become all to familiar. Colby Lewis, Matt Harrison, Martin Perez, Neftali Feliz and now Derek Holland have all been injured in the last two seasons. While the Rangers coaching staff and front office overcame those injuries with young talent from within or additions from outside, the fact is that injuries are coming […]

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