Out Of The Gates, Onto The Pine: Bench Battle

Let’s face it, there are now zero spots in the Texas Rangers Opening Day 9-man roster to be decided (barring injury, of course). Your likely lineup against the Seattle Mariners’ King Felix Hernandez will probably look like this: DeLino DeShields – Center Field Shin-Soo Choo – Right Field Prince Fielder – Designated Hitter Adrian Beltre – Third Base Mitch Moreland – First Base Ian Desmond – Left Field Rougned […]

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THE Spring Training

It’s hard to imagine warm weather and sultry summer days at the Ballpark in Arlington as we suffer through the recent frigid temperatures, but it will be here before we know it. As spring approaches, it appears that the Texas Rangers face mounting pressure from the fan base and ownership to get this franchise back in the playoffs and win the coveted prize. The […]

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The Main Course

The equipment trucks have arrived in Surprise, pitchers and catchers have reported, and Texas Rangers baseball is back for the first time in 130 days. Thirty MLB teams will kick off Spring Training this week with hopes of putting together a magical season.  For some teams that means living up to expectations, and for others it means exceeding them.  Young […]

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Texas Rangers Positional Preview: Centerfield (The search for Zero)

The Rangers have historically had a difficult journey developing centerfielders. The last two players to lead the Rangers in games played in CF in consecutive years were Gary Matthews Jr. (2005, 2006) and Gabe Kapler (2000, 2001). Matthews nor Kapler played over 100 games in consecutive seasons however.To find the last guy to complete such a feat you would had to travel back to 1985, when a young Oddibe McDowell manned Arlington Stadium’s […]

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