Cole, Joey, Robinson….take a bow

Friday night in Arlington, Cole Hamels took the mound knowing that the Rangers needed him to go deep into the ballgame. A day after the Rangers 13-inning, 1-0 marathon win, there was no room for an inconsistent, short Hamels performance. Hamels responded like a veteran, ace pitcher responds—8 strong innings, allowing just 1 run. Performances like Friday night remind us why […]

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Perez, Gallo close out Rangers’ first homestand with most complete win so far

After being completely shut down by A’s hurler Kendall Graveman on Saturday night, the Rangers needed an inspired performance Sunday afternoon. They provided exactly that in an 8-1 thumping of the A’s. Perhaps the best way to describe this game is to refer to Hall of Fame Manager Earl Weaver. The Earl of Baltimore had this to say about winning baseball. […]

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Why the Season’s 2nd Series Matters – A’s vs. Rangers: Series Preview

Normally, your second series of the year is not of much importance—but for the Rangers, their upcoming weekend series versus the Athletics carries added meaning. The Rangers, 0-for-2017 so far, need to win a baseball game. It’s that simple. They need to garner some positive momentum for the rest of their April schedule. A weekend series versus the A’s should […]

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The Rebirth of Prince Fielder

When the Rangers acquired Prince Fielder from the Detroit Tigers before the 2014 season, they were counting on him to hit homers and drive in a lot of runs. Fielder was coming off two “down” seasons in Detroit which saw him average 27 home runs and 107 RBIs. Indeed these numbers were down from Fielder’s previous five years in Milwaukee […]

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