Bullpen mismanagement is becoming big problem for Jeff Banister, Rangers

I’ve noticed a trend over the last two plus years of Jeff Banister’s tenure as the manager of the Texas Rangers. He…elects to make the wrong decision regarding the bullpen more often than a manager of a Major League Baseball team should. Sunday’s installment was just the latest in a flurry of bullpen blunders by Banister, some proving to be more […]

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Why the Rangers need to sign Edwin Encarnación

With the Rangers’ longtime first baseman, Mitch Moreland, departing earlier in the offseason for the Boston Red Sox, Texas is left with a hole in its lineup. Moreland’s bat was average during his seven years with Texas, as he posted a .254 average with a .754 OPS and never hit more than 23 home runs in a season. Nevertheless, Moreland has headed for Fenway, and […]

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Rangers acquire Lucas Harrell, Dario Alvarez for Travis Demeritte

With just under a week to go before the deadline, the Rangers have made their first move of the trade season. Texas acquired starting pitcher Lucas Harrell and left handed reliever Dario Alvarez in exchange for power hitting infield prospect Travis Demeritte. The Rangers designated Matt Duffy for assignment to make room for the newly acquired players. Harrell started the season injured […]

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No way around it: The Rangers need a starting pitcher

0.2. 4.0. 4.1. 4.0. 4.2. Those numbers listed above are the amount of innings the Rangers starting pitchers have completed going into the final weekend before the All Star Break. With Derek Holland, Colby Lewis, and Yu Darvish all on the shelf right now, Texas had to go deep in their system looking for people to trot out to the mound on a nightly basis. […]

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Ian Desmond: Should he stay or should he go?

In February, the Rangers went into spring training with a glaring hole: They only had two reliable every day outfielders. With Josh Hamilton‘s health in question and Ryan Rua‘s ineffectiveness against righties, the Rangers needed someone they could count on day in and day out. On February 27th, the Rangers signed Ian Desmond to a one year, eight million dollar deal. Desmond, […]

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