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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Hot Stove Week 2: Qualifying Offers and GM Meetings

The Hot Stove season started off with a flurry of activity in the first two weeks, as it does every week following the World Series. We saw new managers named to Colorado and Arizona in Bud Black and Torey Lovullo. More notably for the Rangers, we saw the official promotion of long-time Texas Assistant General Manager Thad Levine to the position of General […]

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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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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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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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Shadows on a Sunny Day: The inevitability of slumps and how to fix them

“It’s only ‘a hitch’ when you’re in a slump. When you’re hitting the ball it’s called ‘rhythm’.” Eddie Mathews Slumps are the most confounding things in sports. How does one, seemingly within the blink of an eye, forget how to do something he’s done historically well? Better than 99.99% of the world’s population? I read a great column once on […]

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Texas Rangers’ Summer Shopping Wish List

The Texas Rangers are currently the best team in the American League. This season has been incredible thus far, even with little to no production from many expected big time contributors. Moving forward, this team must improve in several areas in order to compete for a World Series championship. Even though I believe that the Rangers will attempt to acquire a top of the […]

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Offensive Stylings: Choosing Profar over Gallo

It’s been 23 days since the power phenomenon Joey Gallo was recalled from Triple-A, while Shin-Soo Choo and Drew Stubbs went on the disabled list with, as hockey aficionados would say, “lower body injuries.” He was with the club for 5 days. He made one pinch-hit appearance, not recording a hit. Gallo was optioned back to Triple-A when Yu Darvish returned […]

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Forgotten man: The state of first base for the Texas Rangers

The last few years, many Ranger related discussions focus on the infield. Questions like “Can Rougned Odor keep this up?” or “Should the Rangers have a quick hook on Elvis Andrus if Jurickson Profar returns?” reached “Should Jerry the owner fire Jerry the GM” level of tired. Even more recently so was “Should the Rangers let Adrian Beltre go and […]

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On the Trade Block: Jurickson Profar

Jurickson Profar is finally producing for the Rangers. The former #1 prospect is posting an unsustainable yet eye-popping, .380/.392/.620 (.415 BABIP and 2% BB rate) line. His isolated power (ISO, .240) is approaching Prince Fielder’s weight (275) all while providing an undeniable spark atop the Rangers lineup. This prompted the fan base, and even some SDI staff, to begin to use […]

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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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