This one doesn’t go to 11

Just about everything the Rangers could have wanted to happen Saturday happened. Except a win. And that’s not necessarily bad, either. But the story Saturday didn’t come from Detroit. It came from Arlington. According to Evan Grant, Jeff Banister termed Adrian Beltre’s Saturday as his “best day so far”. That’s far larger than anything that happened in the Motor City […]

Read more

Deja Vu all over again

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: the Rangers lost a game last night due to their lineup misfiring on all cylinders and their bullpen being unable to contain the opposing offense. This seems to be a recurring theme with the Rangers this year, and, as Yogi Berra used to say, last night was “Deja Vu all over again”. […]

Read more

Martinez, Andrus Team Up for a Walk-Off Start to the Weekend

It’s not supposed to be 55 degrees in April in Arlington. Spot starters aren’t supposed to take no-hitters into the 6th inning. The Rangers aren’t supposed to out-pitch the Royals. A slumping team shouldn’t have the fortitude to bookend a blowout with two walkoff wins. These Rangers really don’t care much for convention. After all, they’re first in home runs […]

Read more

A Tale of Two Martins

  Two Pitchers, One Man It was the best of Perez, it was the worst of Perez. OK, “best” is a bit strong, and “worst” is a bit harsh. But we saw two distinct pitchers Tuesday night in Arlington. The key, to me, was the order in which we saw them. Historically, Martin Perez has struggled to rebound from trouble. […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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, […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

2016 Position Preview – Left Field

Schadenfreude. The word means pleasure derived from another person’s misfortune. In baseball, it tends to take on a much more personal level at various times during the season: star players underperforming, losses during the stretch run of the season, bone-headed game management, etc. For your Texas Rangers there are 182 opportunities to experience schadenfreude, depending on how many times they […]

Read more
1 2 3 4