6:15 AM EST, Sat February 22, 2020
Lone Star Ball 11 hours ago
Danny Santana leaves game with calf tightness

Danny Santana leaves game with calf tightness

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Rangers infielder/outfielder Danny Santana left today’s spring training game with a tight left calf Danny Santana, the Texas Rangers’ infielder/outfielder who appears at this point to be the Rangers’ primary center fielder in 2020 by default, left today’s spring training game due to left calf tightness. The move is said to be precautionary and not thought to be serious, per the beats, and no one seems to be concerned. This early in the spring, there’s no reason to push a player with muscle tightness — everyone is just getting into the swing of...
Lone Star Ball 15 hours ago
Battle For Surprise 2020 Game Thread: Rangers “at” Royals

Battle For Surprise 2020 Game Thread: Rangers “at” Royals

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Actual baseball in Arizona Away we go. At long last, the Texas Rangers will start playing baseball today against the Kansas City Royals in Surprise, Arizona. We’re due for some Rangers action practically every day for the next seven months, and if something extremely fun and wild happens, maybe we’ll get an eighth month out of the bargain. The Rangers open their Cactus League slate as the road team despite the game being played at Surprise Stadium as the home team will be their rude roommates from KC. LHP Kolby Allard will take the mound for the maiden...
Lone Star Ball 17 hours ago
Cole Uvila Q&A: Part I

Cole Uvila Q&A: Part I

Cole Uvila, doing work in the AFL All Star Game | Photo by Jennifer Stewart/MLB Photos via We had the chance to talk to Texas Rangers pitching prospect Cole Uvila recently — this is Part I of our conversation Cole Uvila is a Texas Rangers pitching prospect who put himself on the map last year with a terrific season in A ball, followed by a dominating Arizona Fall League stint. A righthanded reliever, Uvila will likely start the 2020 season with the Frisco Roughriders, and its not out of the question he could be pitching in Arlington at some point this season. I had the opportunity to...
Lone Star Ball 20 hours ago
2020 ZiPS Over/Under Poll: Robinson Chirinos

2020 ZiPS Over/Under Poll: Robinson Chirinos

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Do you think Robinson Chirinos will post an OPS over or under the 759 OPS that ZiPS projects for him? It is that time of year again...time for the ZiPS over/under polls for the Texas Rangers. In case you are new or have forgotten, every year, once the ZiPS projections come out, we do daily polls asking whether you think whatever Ranger we picked for that day will put up an OPS (for position players) or ERA (for pitchers) over or under what ZiPS projects. Today we are doing Robinson Chirinos. ZiPS projects that Robinson Chirinos will have a 759 OPS for the...
Lone Star Ball Feb 20, 2020
Fangraphs gives Rangers 5% chance of playoffs

Fangraphs gives Rangers 5% chance of playoffs

Photo by Stephen Brashear/ The Fangraphs playoff odds are up, and they say the Texas Rangers have a chance — a small one — of making the playoffs this year Fangraphs has their projected 2020 MLB playoff odds up, and while they aren’t terribly optimistic about the Texas Rangers being a playoff team in 2020, they do see them as having a shot at postseason play. Fangraphs’ current projections have the Rangers at 78.7 wins for 2020 — around where Las Vegas has the over/under set. Fangraphs also has the Rangers as having a 1% chance of winning the division, and a 4.2% chance of...
Lone Star Ball Feb 20, 2020
2020 ZiPS Over/Under Poll: Willie Calhoun

2020 ZiPS Over/Under Poll: Willie Calhoun

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Do you think Willie Calhoun will post an OPS over or under the 755 OPS that ZiPS projects for him? It is that time of year again...time for the ZiPS over/under polls for the Texas Rangers. In case you are new or have forgotten, every year, once the ZiPS projections come out, we do daily polls asking whether you think whatever Ranger we picked for that day will put up an OPS (for position players) or ERA (for pitchers) over or under what ZiPS projects. Today we are doing Willie Calhoun. ZiPS projects that Willie Calhoun will have an 818 OPS for the Rangers in...
Lone Star Ball Feb 19, 2020
2020 ZiPS Over/Under Poll: Rougned Odor

2020 ZiPS Over/Under Poll: Rougned Odor

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Do you think Rougned Odor will post an OPS over or under the 755 OPS that ZiPS projects for him? It is that time of year again...time for the ZiPS over/under polls for the Texas Rangers. In case you are new or have forgotten, every year, once the ZiPS projections come out, we do daily polls asking whether you think whatever Ranger we picked for that day will put up an OPS (for position players) or ERA (for pitchers) over or under what ZiPS projects. Today we are doing Rougned Odor. ZiPS projects that Rougned Odor will have a 755 OPS for the Rangers in 2020...do...
Lone Star Ball Feb 18, 2020
2020 ZiPS Over/Under Poll: Shin-Soo Choo

2020 ZiPS Over/Under Poll: Shin-Soo Choo

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Do you think Shin-Soo Choo will post an OPS over or under the 770 OPS that ZiPS projects for him? It is that time of year again...time for the ZiPS over/under polls for the Texas Rangers. In case you are new or have forgotten, every year, once the ZiPS projections come out, we do daily polls asking whether you think whatever Ranger we picked for that day will put up an OPS (for position players) or ERA (for pitchers) over or under what ZiPS projects. Today we are doing Shin-Soo Choo. ZiPS projects that Shin-Soo Choo will have a 770 OPS for the Rangers in...
Lone Star Ball Feb 17, 2020
2020 ZiPS Over/Under Poll: Nick Solak

2020 ZiPS Over/Under Poll: Nick Solak

Photo by Leslie Plaza Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Do you think Nick Solak will post an OPS over or under the 786 OPS that ZiPS projects for him? It is that time of year again...time for the ZiPS over/under polls for the Texas Rangers. In case you are new or have forgotten, every year, once the ZiPS projections come out, we do daily polls asking whether you think whatever Ranger we picked for that day will put up an OPS (for position players) or ERA (for pitchers) over or under what ZiPS projects. We are starting out the polls today with Nick Solak — I wanted to lead off with someone...
Lone Star Ball Feb 16, 2020
Sunday morning Rangers things

Sunday morning Rangers things

Photo by Stephen Lam/ Sunday morning Rangers news and links Good morning, folks... Jeff Wilson writes about the Texas Rangers’ acquisition of Corey Kluber from the Cleveland Indians, and whether the Rangers got damaged goods. T.R. Sullivan writes that Kluber feels good about where he is right now, and missing time last year has helped his body recover from both injury and a heavy workload the previous few years. Jose Leclerc, who Chris Woodward calls an “elite pitcher with elite makeup,” is working on keeping a more even keel emotionally in 2020. Sullivan has notes on Leclerc,...
Lone Star Ball Feb 15, 2020
Saturday morning Rangers things

Saturday morning Rangers things

Photo by Bob Levey/ Saturday morning Rangers news and links Good morning, folks... Ronald Guzman and Rougned Odor struggled last year until late in the season to incorporate the analytic information they were provided into what they were doing. Evan Grant says this is a critical season for Odor, who is almost certainly going to start the season as the team’s second baseman, but who isn’t going to have a long leash. Levi Weaver has Part II on the likelihood of each player in the Texas Rangers major league camp making the team for Opening Day. T.R. Sullivan has notes on Rougned Odor,...
Lone Star Ball Feb 14, 2020
Texas Rangers schedule “Super Flush”

Texas Rangers schedule “Super Flush”

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ The Texas Rangers are having a special event involving flushing toilets at the new park The Texas Rangers have scheduled a media event for the new stadium, Globe Life Field, for 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, according to Sam Blum with the Dallas Morning News. The event is being called a “Super Flush,” and local students will apparently participate in all the toilets at the new stadium being flushed simultaneously. The new stadium is slated to open in March, 2020, with the first exhibition game being on March 23, 2020, and the first regular...
Lone Star Ball Feb 13, 2020
Thursday Morning Links

Thursday Morning Links

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Links! Evan Grant observes that as of right now, when it is not yet possible for anyone to have sustained a season ending injury, the Rangers have a rotation rife with potential. MLB is moving ahead with some planned rule changes for 2020, including a 3 batter minimum for relief pitchers and the expansion of regular season rosters to 26. Robinson Chirinos says that he didn’t participate in the sign stealing, thankyouverymuch, and he’d be obliged if you’d stop thinking he did. Evan Grant’s mailbag column throws water on any remaining hope you may have...
Lone Star Ball Feb 12, 2020
Texas Rangers 2020 ZiPS projections

Texas Rangers 2020 ZiPS projections

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ The 2020 ZiPS projections are out for the Texas Rangers The 2020 Texas Rangers ZiPS projections are out and available at Fangraphs for your reading and analytical pleasure. As you would expect, ZiPS likes the Rangers’ rotation and doesn’t like their position players. ZiPS really likes Tyler Phillips, interestingly enough, moreso than several of the heralded near-major-league ready guys we all know. ZiPS also has a fairly favorable view of a bunch of Ranger relievers, being surprisingly bullish on Rafael Montero and Brett Martin.
Lone Star Ball Feb 12, 2020
Every Move the Texas Rangers Have Made this Off-Season... so far 2020 edition

Every Move the Texas Rangers Have Made this Off-Season... so far 2020 edition

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Doing a quick once-over on the offseason moves Updated as of February 11, 2020 1:18pm I did this post last year and it seemed to be really helpful, at least to me who kept going back to it all season. I just found this to be a better way to see all the transactions if it’s categorized and listed out like this! (Data on transaction dates, etc. from Baseball-Reference.com, CBS Sports, Spotrac.com, and John Blake’s twitter account) THE BIGGEST MOVE The biggest move the Rangers made this off-season? Moving out of Globe Life Park and in to Globe Life Field....

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