What is a fair structure for a Yovani Gallardo deal?

At this point of the offseason, only one team has shown a legitimate interest in free-agent starter Yovani Gallardo. It seems fair to assume that the Baltimore Orioles are serious about signing the right-hander, accepting the loss of their first-round pick. The soon-to-be 30-year-old right-hander has the potential to be a suitable replacement for loss starter Wei-Yin Chen. Gallardo...
Via Baseball Essential
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Finding Yovani Gallardo’s Company

By the time this gets published, Yovani Gallardo might have agreed to a multiyear contract with the Orioles. Maybe that hasn’t happened yet, because I don’t know the future, but this is one of those situations where you think you do know the future, because Gallardo landing with Baltimore feels inevitable. I’m going to guess Gallardo knows it, and I’m going to guess the Orioles...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2016 Texas Rangers Preview & Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep

After winning the AL West but losing in the ALDS to the Toronto Blue Jays in five games, the Rangers are content to keep their core together and hope from contributions from their young prospects. Let's take a look at the best fantasy options from one of the deepest teams in baseball.(Note: When a player's fantasy draft status is mentioned - e.g., "he's an SP4" - the number is based...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Moreland's $5.7M deal with Rangers avoids arbitration

PHOENIX (AP) First baseman Mitch Moreland has agreed to a $5.7 million, one-year contract with the Texas Rangers, avoiding a salary arbitration hearing set for later Wednesday. Moreland gets a raise without an arbitration hearing for the third year in a row and will be eligible for free agency after this year's World Series. Moreland made $2,975,000 last season, when he hit ...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Texas Rangers will play in the 2016 World Series

When crossing the borders into Texas, two things are made certain; the heat, and how seriously we take our baseball. It seems like every direction you look there’s a baseball field with a pickup game in progress, or a father and son playing catch in the front yard. For us Texans, baseball isn’t just a game, it’s a lifestyle. So when will the Texas Rangers prove the Lone Star...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish distances himself from brother’s gambling case

Yu Darvish on Tuesday commented on the gambling case involving his brother Sho in Japan, distancing himself from the matter. “I had nothing to do with what he’s done,” Darvish said via the Dallas Morning News. “That had no effect on me or what I’m doing right now. People make mistakes. My brother made one. … There was really no impact on me; nobody really talked to me...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Fantasy Baseball: Texas Rangers Team Preview

2015 Quick Overview The Texas Rangers surprised everyone when they went from last place in 2014 to edge the Houston Astros by two games in the 2015 standings. Despite a seemingly mediocre 88-74 record, the Rangers came within one game of advancing to the ALCS. They took a two games to none lead against the Blue Jays and lost three consecutive games to close out the season. Still...
Via The Fantasy Fix
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Yovani Gallardo’s Obvious Fit, and Even More Obvious Fit

Let’s check in on the latest in Yovani Gallardo rumors: Jan. 22, @ChrisCotillo: Source: Barring the late entry of a mystery team, Yovani Gallardo will decide between Astros, Orioles, Rockies. Jan. 23, @harding_at_mlb: #Rockies GM downplays Gallardo talks Jan. 28, @ChrisCotillo: Fister to Astros means one less suitor for Gallardo. Orioles still thought to be involved, with Rockies...
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Where Does Yovani Gallardo Fit?

Has the dead of MLB’s offseason gotten to you yet? Perhaps you’re hoping Milwaukee will make another trade, if only to give the baseball community something to talk about for another few hours. You might be talking about Bryce Harper as a New York Yankee in 2019. By all means, talk on. But maybe as you start making your wild predictions for the 2016 season, you realize a couple...
Via The Sports Post
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: Who can hit left-handed pitching?

2015 was an inconsistent year for the Texas Rangers offense. It seemed  the Rangers lineup fed off each other in a way in which everyone was cold at once, or everyone was hot at once. Thankfully for Texas, the offense came together to play their most productive ball in the closing months of the 2015 season. The Rangers put together a slash line of .275/.331/.420 in August and .261...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Minor League Preview: Texas Rangers

The Rangers have one of the deepest systems in the majors and it's packed with upside for fantasy. Even after trading away three good prospects in the Cole Hamels deal, it's still a beast. The appeal for our game is the type of player - toolsy, power bats, power arms...all good stuff. One of the pleasant surprises on the MLB roster was Delino Deshields, who the Rangers selected as...
Via Razzball
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers affiliate may put lazy river in ballpark

The Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, are toying with the idea of doing something totally awesome to improve their stadium. According to a Dallas Morning News article, the RoughRiders are considering turning the pool beyond right field at Dr Pepper Ballpark into a lazy river. The Morning News shared photos of conceptual drawings for potential improvements...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers’ double-A affiliate wants to put a lazy river in their ballpark

The Frisco Roughriders (Texas Rangers’ double-A affiliate) have a pool behind right field at their home stadium, Dr. Pepper Ballpark. Now, they’d like to expand on that pool… and turn it into a lazy river. Owners for the minor league baseball team completed nearly $5 million in improvements before the start of last season. Their efforts paid off with record crowds. They...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Bobblehead For Texas Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre Has Removable Batting Helmet So You Can Rub His Head

Do not rub the head of Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre. If you do, you are doing so at your own risk. The man hates it when people do that, and is prone to acts of violence as a result--but have you ever wanted to do it anyway?Well--now you can, but not his actual head. Read more »
Via FatManWriting
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers announce Beltre bobblehead - with removable helmet for head-touching

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has a 'thing' about people touching his head.He doesn't willingly let anyone do it, and if they catch him off-guard with a head-pat he reacts as you'd expect. The Rangers announced their 2016 promotional schedule this past weekend, and it's highlighted by a Beltre bobblehead giveaway on August 14. The mini-Beltre, you see, has a removable...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB investigates Yu Darvish for possible role in gambling ring

Just a day after a report emerged about widespread match-fixing in tennis, now MLB is investigating Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish for a potential link to a gambling ring, reports the Japan Times. Yu’s brother, Sho, was charged last year with running an illegal gambling ring that had allegedly took bets on both NPB and MLB games after his arrest in October. Sho allegedly accepted...
Via The Comeback
25 days ago  |  Discuss

How should the Texas Rangers handle Jurickson Profar?

At one point a red carpet prospect for the Texas Rangers, Jurickson Profar has now become a confusing piece on the Ranger’s board. As is often the case, injuries can wreak havoc on a prospect’s projections. We’ve seen injuries end a prospect’s career, such as occurred with former Tampa Bay Devil Rays’ prospect Rocco Baldelli, as well as Chicago Cub’s brief phenom Mark...
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January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

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