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 3 – The 40-Man Roster

Coming off of a week in which Ian Desmond rejected the Rangers’ Qualifying Offer of one year at $17.2 million, MLB Free Agency is completely underway without any further impediments. (Unless you count that big thing called the Collective Bargaining Agreement that has to be settled by December 1st; I suppose that’s a big deal.) Across the league, two players accepted their […]

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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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Precious CarGo: Texas signs Carlos Gomez for the stretch run

Saturday afternoon, the Texas Rangers reached an agreement with former Milwaukee and Houston outfielder Carlos Gomez. The move comes a few days following the apparent cessation of Shin-Soo Choo‘s regular season with Texas. Choo’s season ended after a Ross Detwiler pitch to the forearm. The broken bone required surgery to go with a couple months on the shelf. The move represents a low-cost, potentially […]

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Family man: What Prince Fielder can teach us about family

Forget the stats. This is not about six All-Star appearances, three Silver Sluggers, Comeback Player Awards or two Home Run Derby Championships. This is not about a lifetime .283/.382/.506 slash, 26.8 fWAR. It’s not about a total active playing time of about two years with Texas over three seasons, two seasons in Detroit or seven in Milwaukee. It is not […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Prince Fielder’s career over after second neck surgery

Editor’s note: This is an ongoing story. We will update the post as more information comes in. Everyone was going about their day waiting for the Rangers day game versus Colorado, when Fox Sport’s Ken Rosenthal dropped a bomb via Twitter about Rangers DH Prince Fielder. Sources: Prince Fielder’s career appears over. #Rangers expected to hold press conference tomorrow. — […]

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SDI MD: Examining The Injury History of the New Texas Rangers

If you’re reading this, you survived. The trade deadline that is. Let me just start off by saying all of the anxiety, suspense, twitter refreshing, pacing around, nausea and vomiting WAS SO WORTH IT. The lineup speaks for itself, and they somehow got away with minimal damage. JD is a wizard, Harry. Beltran, Lucroy, and Jeffress. Welcome to Texas! Now for […]

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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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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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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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The Punch Heard ‘Round the ‘Globe’ [and Beyond]

*updated Thursday, May 26 at 4:42 p.m. To literally no surprise, Rougned Odor has been officially suspended – and resuspended – by Major League Baseball for his part in an eighth-inning brouhaha during the Rangers’ 7-5 win May 16 over the Toronto Blue Jays at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Rougned Odor says he knows he will be suspended but doesn’t regret […]

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Don’t Mess With Texas

The slide was dirty. It wasn’t a sucker punch. Rougned Odor was rightfully ejected and should be suspended. Throwing at Prince Fielder was cheap. Fielder laughing at it was hilarious. I have a feeling the void left when Chuck Morgan decided to stop running the Nolan Ryan–Robin Ventura fight has been filled. This will sound a little weird, but I […]

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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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