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The Particular Upside of Robbie Ross

Toward the end of the day on Tuesday, the Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers swapped Anthony Ranaudo and Robbie Ross. It doesn’t immediately seem like a trade of much consequence: Ranaudo’s a prospect with diminishing sheen, and Ross is coming off a pretty ugly experience as an attempted big-league starter. And, probably, it won’t […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Acquire Lefty Robbie Ross

The Boston Red Sox announced Tuesday night, amidst a historic blizzard for the city, that the team has acquired left-hander Robbie Ross from the Texas Rangers in exchange for starting pitcher Anthony Ranaudo. Ross is 25-years-old and offers Manager John Farrell with another left-handed reliever coming out of the bullpen. General Manager Ben Cherington must have thought very highly...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers Top 20 Prospects 2015

The calendar has flipped and spring training is fast approaching once again, meaning it is time for the baseball world to go crazy over prospect rankings for the forthcoming season. Based primarily on stats and potential, below is our list of the Texas Rangers’ top 20 prospects for 2015. 1. Joey Gallo 3B: Gallo is the consensus number one prospect in the Texas Rangers organization...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Gallo excited about first big-league camp

ARLINGTON, Texas –€“ While there are Texas Rangers fans who want to see Joey Gallo playing in Arlington sooner than later, Gallo is a little more realistic. Gallo, 21, who was the club's minor-league player of the year after his 42-homer season in 2014, will be in big-league camp for the first time next month when the Rangers begin spring training. Getting that invite was a big...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Texas Rangers Turn The Page On 2014

The Texas Rangers held their annual banquet “celebrating” the 2014 season this past Friday, a day before holding their annual FanFest this past Saturday. This effectively marks the organizations official transition from 2014 to 2015, even though all Rangers fans turned the page on 2014 in about July last year. This transition affords us a perfect opportunity to digest what the...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Relief help still a focus for Rangers

The Texas Rangers addressed their needs for starting pitching and catching help last week. The priority now is finding some more relievers. "The bullpen is an area we'd like to add if we can," Texas general manager Jon Daniels said. "We've only got three left-handed relievers coming to camp in (Robbie) Ross, (Alex) Claudio and (Michael) Kirkman. It might be a situation where we've...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Fielder, Darvish feeling good and ready for Rangers return

DALLAS (AP) The Texas Rangers are getting back a slugger and an ace. Prince Fielder and Yu Darvish both say they feel good after injury-shortened seasons. ''I'll play a pickup game right now. I'm ready to go,'' Fielder said Friday night before the team's awards dinner. ''I'm good, I'm 100 percent, whatever it was before is back.'' Fielder played only 42 games in his first season...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Healthy Fielder ready to go for Rangers

Prince Fielder did his best Friday to ease any fears the Texas Rangers faithful has about his surgically repaired neck. "I'll play a pickup game right now," Fielder said at the team's Dr Pepper awards dinner. "I'm ready to go." Fielder had surgery last May, ending his first season with the club and snapping his consecutive-games played streak at 547 games. Fielder, acquired from...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Moreland, Rangers agree at $2.95 million, avoid arbitration

DALLAS (AP) First baseman-designated hitter Mitch Moreland has agreed to a $2.95 million, one-year contract with the Texas Rangers, who avoided going to salary arbitration for the 15th year in a row. As part of Friday's deal, Moreland would earn a $25,000 bonus for 500 plate appearances. Texas also agreed to a minor league contract with right-hander Ross Ohlendorf, who will attend...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: what can Yovani Gallardo bring?

The Texas Rangers rolled the dice Monday night after trading for starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo. The team traded away three minor league prospects including young shortstop Luis Sardinas. The 21-year-old did well playing for Texas hitting .313 in 125 plate appearances. The trade illustrates the confidence the Rangers have in their young farm system. Going foward the team believes...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Positive reports coming on mending Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas -- While there were plenty of new faces at the Texas Rangers winter camp Wednesday there was also something more important there -- healthy bodies. A roster that lost more than 2,000 games to the disabled list last year has had a full offseason to mend and the early reports are good. Infielder Jurickson Profar, who is rehabbing from a torn shoulder muscle, threw...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: The Decline of Yovani Gallardo

On Monday, while the world was reacting to the news of Max Scherzer‘s signing, the Texas Rangers made a nifty little trade, acquiring Yovani Gallardo from the Milwaukee Brewers for three so-so prospects that they probably won’t miss too much. Gallardo immediately slides in behind Yu Darvish and Derek Holland as the team’s #3 starter, […]
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Gallardo’s “Best” Game: April 29, 2009 vs. the Pirates

Reports first surfaced in the middle of the NFC Championship game that a trade was in the works to send Yovani Gallardo to the Texas Rangers.  Yesterday, it became official: Gallardo is on his way to the Lone Star State in exchange for three players, two of which were Top 20 prospects in the Rangers organization.  At first blush, it seems to be an “everyone wins” scenario:...
Via Brewers Bar
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers acquire Yovani Gallardo from Brewers

Adding to what was a questionable starting rotation, the Texas Rangers have acquired veteran Yovani Gallardo from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for a trio youngsters. A consistently above-average starting pitcher throughout his career, the soon-to-be 29-year old Gallardo is coming off a 2014 season that saw him post an 8-11 record with a 3.51 ERA in 32 starts. He also put up...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Smolinski is an interesting candidate to start for the Rangers

This is probably the first time you are hearing of Texas Rangers’ outfielder Jake Smolinski. It is not your fault, really. The Texas Rangers were not worth watching towards the end of the season, when Smolinski made his debut, as their playoff aspirations had all but faded by July. If you did, however, endure (suffer) the pointless (in its most literal sense) games down the stretch...
Via Baseball Essential
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers reach agreement with Feliz, avoid arbitration

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers have avoided salary arbitration with their expected closer, agreeing with right-hander Neftali Feliz on a one-year contract for $4,125,000. Feliz was 2-1 with 13 saves and a 1.99 ERA in 30 relief appearances after rejoining Texas last July. He made $3 million. Following Feliz's deal Thursday, left-hander Ross Detwiler and designated hitter Mitch Moreland...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers trade rumors: Cole Hamels edition

The Philadelphia Phillies are in negotiations with MLB teams about their starting pitcher Cole Hamels. Four teams that are said to be in contention for landing Hamels are the Boston Red Sox, San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers. Texas is just one of nine teams Hamels can be traded too because the Phillies World Series MVP is said to have a 20 team no-trade clause...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #131: Elvis Andrus | SS | TEX

Since breaking into the majors in 2009, Elvis Andrus has tallied the sixth-most PA in baseball with 3,974, or 662 per season. If you start the counter from 2010, his second season, Andrus is tops among all. That’s what happens when you play every day batting leadoff for what has mostly been a prolific offense. I say mostly because whatever dreck the Rangers were trotting out last...
Via Baseball Professor
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers position outlook: shortstop

The Texas Rangers have one of the most athletic cores in baseball when in comes to the shortstop position. Led by Elvis Andrus, the team provides plenty of youth to the position. We take a look at the shortstop position and what other Rangers along with Andrus could have a significant impact in the upcoming years. Elvis Andrus Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus Andrus has been...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #136: Shin-Soo Choo | OF | TEX

Last year Shin-Soo Choo ranked 20th in our Top 200 Countdown. Coming off a season in which he scored 107 runs with 21 HR, 54 RBI, 20 SB, and a .285/.423/.461 slash line, there was no reason to expect him to falter. His K% and BB% that year were the best and second-best of his career, respectively, and he was going to Texas! Well, last year with Texas Choo scored half as many runs...
Via Baseball Professor
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Bard Is Poised For A 2015 Comeback

(Texas Rangers Photo)There was a time when Daniel Bard was viewed as the heir apparent to then-closer Jonathan Papelbon. As an elite set-up man who routinely hit triple digits on radar guns, Bard was expected to be a productive member of the Red Sox pitching staff for years to come. Then, in 2012, injuries began to cause bizarre wildness. Physical issues morphed into psychological...
Via FenwayNation
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Bard Working Hard To Make Comeback In 2015 After Shoulder Surgery

Daniel Bard is on the comeback trail. When we last saw Bard in Major League Baseball, it was 2013 and the wiry right-hander was struggling with his control with the Boston Red Sox. Bard then threw 2/3 of an inning over four appearances in the Texas Rangers’ system in 2014 — and posted a 175.50 ERA. Bard’s issues are well-documented at this point....
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #161: Derek Holland | SP | TEX

If you’re enjoying our Top 200 Countdown, don’t forget to pre-order your FREE copy of our 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide. That’s 100-plus pages of the best fantasy analysis money can buy, and it’s absolutely free! We didn’t learn much about Derek Holland last season. A “freak accident” cost him nearly the entire year, limiting him to just 37 innings in August...
Via Baseball Professor
28 days ago  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: The Texas Rangers’ Window Is (Briefly) Closed

The 2014 season was, in no uncertain terms, a disaster for the Texas Rangers. Injuries destroyed a promising club and left them in the basement of the American League West with a 67-95 record, losing more games than even the lowly Astros. As easy as it might be to right 2014 off to injury, the […]
Via Fangraphs
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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