Carlos Gomez brings plenty to table for Rangers

The baseball Gods certainly have an interesting way of evening things out, don’t they? Less than two weeks after the Texas Rangers lost veteran outfielder Shin-soo Choo for the rest of the regular season with a fractured forearm, well-traveled outfielder Carlos Gomez made his Ranger debut. Gomez, who was released by the Houston Astros on […] The post Carlos Gomez brings plenty...
Via Today's Knuckleball
14 hours ago

Troubling details emerge from Jeremy Jeffress' DWI arrest

Texas Rangers pitcher Jeremy Jeffress was arrested early Friday morning on a DWI charge. And if that wasn’t bad enough for the 28-year-old reliever, some embarrassing details of the arrest have been released by police, including how Jeffress apparently urinated on himself twice during his arrest. A Dallas County warrant details what transpired after police pulled Jeffress over...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Keeping it simple: Darvish using high-spin fastball more often

Yu Darvish is best known for his wide variety of pitches, but now that we've finally had a chance to get him in front of the Statcast radars, we can see that his best pitch might be his simplest -- his high-spin four-seam fastball.
Via Rangers.com
18 hours ago

Jason Kipnis cracks up Rangers by backing away from Rougned Odor after collision

During the fifth inning of the Texas Rangers-Cleveland Indians game on Thursday, Rougned Odor slid into second base and in the process, toppled Jason Kipnis who was attempting to throw to first base for a double play. Odor's slide was pretty standard, certainly nothing close to the Jose Bautista takeout that sparked Odor's baseball punch heard round the world, but Kipnis and the...
Via FOX Sports
20 hours ago

Hamels goes 8 innings for Rangers in shutout win

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Cole Hamels was masterful on the mound for the AL-best Texas Rangers, and Carlos Gomez provided a big blast in his debut with a fresh start.Hamels allowed only two singles over eight innings for his 14th victory and Gomez hit a three-run homer in his first at-bat as the Rangers beat the Cleveland Indians 9-0 on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Carlos Gomez homers in first at-bat with Rangers

Carlos Gomez seemed to be really happy that he left Houston, judging by what he did in his first at-bat as a new member of the Texas Rangers. With two on, facing a 1-0 count, Gomez got a hanging breaking ball, and he did not miss it. It was a softball pitch, and he sent it into the stands with ease. First at-bat as a Ranger for @RealCarlosGomez ? How 'bout a 3-run homer.#Rangers...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Prospect Podcast Episode 4: “The Duality of Ralph and Joey Gallo”

Hey yo! We're back for another episode of the Prospect Podcast with Michael Halpern of Imaginarybrickwall.com, and of course, Prospector Ralph Esq!!! In this week's edition, Michael calls me out for the high energy tongue lashings I'm throwing around on the football side in the Razzball Dream League. We then jump back into prospects, and go through some young guns making noise lately...
Via Razzball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yu Darvish crushes huge home run and his teammates love it

Who says the DH leads to more entertaining baseball? If the Rangers hadn’t been playing in Cincinnati on Wednesday, Yu Darvish would have been on the bench instead of in the batters box in the top of the fifth. Lucky for all of us (unless you’re a Reds fan, in which case you’re unlucky on multiple levels) Darvish was standing in, and facing a 1-2 count. Then, magic: Yu...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers release Josh Hamilton with hope that he'll return

CINCINNATI -- The Texas Rangers placed Josh Hamilton on unconditional release waivers Tuesday, though they hope his surgically rebuilt left knee is healthy enough to allow him to try for a spot with the team next season.Texas activated Hamilton off the 60-day disabled list and put him on waivers, a move that was expected. The 35-year-old outfielder had surgery on June 8 to reconstruct...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers reportedly close to deal with Carlos Gomez

Despite his awful season, Carlos Gomez continues to attract a number of suitors, and he’s reportedly nearing a destination. According to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman, the Texas Rangers are close to signing Gomez, who was recently released by the Astros. sources: rangers are close to a deal with carlos gomez — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) August 20, 2016 With Shin-Soo Choo recently...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers considered $80 million metal canopy to fight heat

The Texas Rangers explored multiples option to fight the hot Texas heat. Max B. Baker of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the Rangers were considering adding a massive shade structure to Globe Life Park to combat the high heat. Globe Life Park doesn’t have a retractable roof, so the heat can get as hot as 110 degrees. The proposed $80 million metal canopy would extend 100...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Lucroy stepping up for the Texas Rangers

Since joining the Texas Rangers everyday starting catcher, Jonathan Lucroy has become a force to be reckoned with, not only behind the plate but also at the plate. With his second home run on Friday night, Lucroy hit his career high 19th homer of the season. When Jon Daniels went after the former Brewers signal caller he knew he was getting a guy who could play six days of the week...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

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