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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Jonathan Lucroy deserves an extension; Texas should give it to him

Background/Current Situation Full disclosure: I’ve wanted the Rangers to acquire a long-term solution at catcher for a while. I’ve been banging the drum for Jonathan Lucroy for over a year now. August 1st came, and I was ecstatic . Even when #RangersCatcherMagic was happening, I still wanted to JD to dial up Milwaukee to bring over the multi-dimensional catcher. The biggest issue […]

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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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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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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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On Colby Lewis, and His Place In Rangers History

“Colby Lewis, starting pitcher. A man barely baseball alive. Gentleman, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world’s first bionic baseball player. Colby Lewis will be that man. Better than he was before. Bigger, stronger, faster.” -Jon Daniels, 2013. Maybe. Probably. Hopefully.   Rangers folklore isn’t short for heroes. Nolan Ryan, Pudge […]

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