Texas Rangers: Behind “The Field Judge”

The punch. The Canadian crush. The throwaway. Those are the three moments that Rougned Odor will be known for in 2016. The first moment made the Texas Rangers a permanent rival of the Toronto Blue Jays, while the other two show how one player can go from hero to zero in the same contest and how unpredictable sports can be. The 22-year-old Venezuelan had as eventful of a season as...
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4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Texas Live! construction to start next week

The long-awaited construction of Texas Live! is scheduled to begin next week outside Globe Life Park in Arlington, the Rangers announced on Thursday.
Via Rangers.com
1 day ago

Rangers promote pair of crosscheckers

Jake Krug, an Arlington native who will be entering his 15th season with the Rangers, has been promoted to national amateur crosschecker. He spent the past three seasons as a special assignment crosschecker.
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1 day ago

Poll: What Should The Rangers Do With Joey Gallo?

In a piece today, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News calls upon the Rangers to commit to a path with young slugger Joey Gallo this winter. It’s a major question for Texas, with several possible strategies, so it seems worth posing the matter to MLBTR’s readers. Though he’s still just 22 years of age, and continues to carry jaw-dropping power potential, Gallo wasn’t deemed...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

Rangers replace Faulkner on AFL roster

The Rangers have recalled left-handed reliever Andrew Faulkner from the Arizona Fall League and replaced him with left-hander Shane McCain on the Surprise Sagueros. Faulkner is healthy, but he will now focus on his offseason program
Via Rangers.com
3 days ago

New Rangers stadium could cost Arlington more than expected

The Texas Rangers plan to build a brand new baseball stadium in Arlington on the promise of splitting the cost 50/50, costing the city roughly $500 million. A big swing and a miss on that estimate, says WFAA in Arlington. The original cost of the stadium was said to be $1 billion, but an investigative study by WFAA reveals the total cost of the stadium could rise to $1.675 billion...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Disappointed Texas Rangers expect more postseason chances

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) General manager Jon Daniels expects more postseason chances for the Texas Rangers to pursue that elusive World Series title. While the Rangers lost in the AL Division Series to Toronto for the second consecutive year, this time getting swept, Daniels said Tuesday that he doesn't buy into any contention that there could be a shrinking window of opportunity...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the Offseason

Whether we like it or not, the 2016 is over for the Texas Rangers. And as such, rather than wait around on the rest of the postseason to play out, it seemed to be a good time to take a look at the projected payroll situation heading into the winter.In 2016, the Rangers opened with a payroll of $158 million, and with service-time adjustments as well as in-season trades, the actual...
Via One Strike Away
10 days ago

Rangers 'got cold at the worst moment' after strong regular season

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Just like that, with another strange ending in Toronto, the season ended for the Texas Rangers.So much for having the American League's best record, their aces lined up for the postseason and the three big additions to the lineup in August.For the second year in a row, the AL West champs are done after a best-of-five AL Division Series against Toronto. This...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rangers Are Facing a Difficult Winter

There’s no such thing as a good way to lose in the playoffs, but the worst way might be getting swept in the first round. It also might not, I don’t know, but it can feel so unfairly abrupt. The Rangers spent six months working on building the best record in the entire American League. It all came to an end in three games. That quickly, the mental calendar flips, and after another...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto politician trolls Rangers via Twitter

Prior to Game 3 of the ALDS between the Blue Jays and Rangers, one Canadian politician was extremely confident the Blue Jays would end the series on Sunday. A few hours before game time, Toronto councillor Norm Kelly sent a tweet directed at the Rangers with a photo of a brunch of brooms, indicating the Blue Jays would sweep the Rangers. .@Rangers pic.twitter.com/uCzNU0DnDk ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers blindsided in opening games of ALDS

The Texas Rangers find themselves down two games to zero in the ALDS. A generally confident and collective bunch, the Rangers must be cringing after letting Toronto push them around in both games. Looking back on the two games, the analysis is simple, one team has maintained their identity, the other has strayed from theirs. Toronto conquers opponents by hitting home runs. They did...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Even Yu Darvish Makes Adjustments

You get into a bubble sometimes. Even when that bubble doesn’t look like other bubbles, it’s there insulating you from seeing something you should see. I’m always looking for that new thing, that change, that great new pitcher, that guy overperforming his expectations. That’s the fun thing to look at! An ace, pitching like an ace again, with wipeout stuff? Huh. Somehow, that...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cutout allows Rangers fans to ‘punch’ Jose Bautista

There not surprisingly remains considerable animosity on the behalf of Texas Rangers fans toward Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista. And before the teams squared off in Game 1 of their ALDS series Thursday, Rangers fans had the opportunity to “punch” Bautista via a cardboard cutout. Originally appearing on reddit, photos surfaced on social media of fans replacing the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish set for first Rangers postseason start since 2012

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Yu Darvish ended his first season with the Texas Rangers starting a postseason game. The right-hander from Japan hasn't pitched in October since that wild-card game in 2012.After missing the 2015 season recovering from Tommy John surgery, Darvish will make his AL Division Series debut Friday when he starts Game 2 against the Toronto Blue Jays."It's a great...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas paper challenges Jose Bautista ahead of Blue Jays-Rangers series

The Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays are about to rekindle their newfound rivalry, and the Texas media is in on it. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram challenged Blue Jays star – and center of controversy – Jose Bautista with their Thursday morning sports headline. This is the front page of the local paper in Dallas...#BlueJays pic.twitter.com/9tOTO5TPmW — Barry Davis (@SNBarryDavis...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers show off new postseason menu sure to give you heartburn

Honestly, I’m fine with just a plain old hot dog or sausage and an order of fries followed by a treat of ice cream in a helmet (because I’m eight years old, apparently), but I must say I am always out on the lookout for unique stadium food to sink my teeth into. With that being the case, I wouldn’t mind placing an order for some of the new menu items being offered by the Texas...
Via The Comeback
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: Time for Cole Hamels to fight back

The Texas Rangers head into the postseason with home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. While playing more than half of their games at home is a special plus, they must take advantage of the opportunity and turn it into a championship. That mission begins at the top, and the Rangers could certainly use some better pitching at the top of their rotation. Despite having another...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

One More Incredible Rangers Statistic

As you’re no doubt aware, it’s been a hell of a season in Texas. The Rangers own the best record in the American League, with the eighth-best run differential. They’ve destroyed their Pythagorean record, which has caused them to destroy their BaseRuns record. Much of this has been fueled by historic success in one-run games, and much of that has been fueled by historically...
Via Fangraphs
21 days ago  |  Discuss

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