5:07 AM EDT, Sat March 23, 2019
SportsDay 6 hours ago
Rangers give up on oft-injured minor-league left-hander

Rangers give up on oft-injured minor-league left-hander

The Texas Rangers missed on their low-stakes gamble with left-hander Kyle RobertsThe Rangers on Friday released Roberts, who pitched only 5 1/3 innings at the rookie-league level during three-plus years in the organization. They selected Roberts in the fifth round of the 2016 draft and gave him a $400,000 signing bonus, $62,400 over the assigned slot value.Roberts lacked polish coming out of Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, Mich. The Rangers were attracted to his size, 6 feet 6, and a fastball that touched 95 mph.Health undermined Roberts' career. He did not appear in a game in each...
SportsDay 8 hours ago
Could the much-improved Rougned Odor be on the verge of having an MVP-type season for the Rangers?

Could the much-improved Rougned Odor be on the verge of having an MVP-type season for the Rangers?

Evan Grant, Rangers beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning news, made six predictions about the Rangers heading into the 2019 season. Check them out below. -- It will be a good season for the Rangers if... they can flip more than one starting pitcher for legitimate value before the deadline, not because they necessarily need to, but because Taylor Hearn or Joe Palumbo or Jonathan Hernandez is ready to pitch in the major leagues. Also, if no other high-profile pitching prospects end up with Tommy John surgery. The 2018 season (Cole Ragans, Alex Speas, Kyle Cody) was disastrous...
Lone Star Ball 13 hours ago
Spring Training Game Thread: Texas Rangers at Chicago Cubs

Spring Training Game Thread: Texas Rangers at Chicago Cubs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_nPp64OrBc For the 1,087th consecutive day, the Texas Rangers will play a Spring Training baseball game. Today they are in Mesa, Arizona to take on the Chicago Cubs at Sloan Park. Zach McAllister will make the start for Texas with eyes on securing one of the final roster spots opposite lefty Jose Quintana for the Cubs. A lineup: Fri. at CHC: Pence 7, Forsythe 4, Cabrera 5, Wisdom 3, Santana 8, d’Arnaud 6, Bandy 2, Granite 9, Thompson DH, McAllister 1— John Blake (@RangerBlake) March 22, 2019 You can listen to this one via a webcast on MLB dot com...
SportsDay 13 hours ago
'You have to be a professional': Willie Calhoun in danger of alienating teammates after demotion to Triple-A

'You have to be a professional': Willie Calhoun in danger of alienating teammates after demotion to Triple-A

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Shin-Soo Choo has a story.It would be good idea for Willie Calhoun to pull up a chair.If only he was in camp.Calhoun is upset he is not on the roster. He left Rangers camp Thursday after being told he'd start the season in the minor leagues. He was absent Friday and was officially optioned to Triple-A Nashville, starting a 72-hour window for him to report or he could be placed on the suspended list. It may take less time than that for him to cause significant damage to his relationship with teammates, which brings us back to Choo's story.It was his 24th birthday, the last...
SportsDay 16 hours ago
Get pumped! Tim Cowlishaw gives 5 reasons to be excited for the start of another Texas Rangers season

Get pumped! Tim Cowlishaw gives 5 reasons to be excited for the start of another Texas Rangers season

Having been accused in recent weeks of writing only negative columns about the Cowboys and positive ones in Arizona about the Rangers, I will attempt to set the record straight. I am not at all positive the Cowboys are headed for the next Super Bowl, but I certainly think they will compete for a playoff spot. I am positive it would be crazy to think the same thing about the Rangers and postseason chances.My main takeaway from a few days in the Surprise sun was that Texas is a decent bet to go over the projected win total of 70.5 games. After winning 67 last year, I can see the Rangers...
SportsDay 16 hours ago
Rangers will add Jason Hammel, Logan Forsythe to opening day roster

Rangers will add Jason Hammel, Logan Forsythe to opening day roster

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The rebuilding Rangers keep adding veterans to their opening day roster.On Friday, the club informed right-hander Jason Hammel, 36, and infielder Logan Forsythe, 32, they had made the club. Both are on minor league non-roster invitations, meaning the Rangers will have to create room for them on the 40-man roster, but with awaiting 60-day injured list moves and the removal of Rule 5 pick Jordan Romano from the roster, they will have room.The Rangers may look at Hammel as part of a "piggy-back" arrangement designed to help back-of-the-rotation starters Drew Smyly and Shelby...
Lone Star Ball 16 hours ago
Logan Forsythe, Jason Hammel make Texas Rangers roster

Logan Forsythe, Jason Hammel make Texas Rangers roster

The Rangers’ Opening Day roster will include infielder Logan Forsythe and pitcher Jason Hammel Texas Rangers Opening Day roster 2019: Logan Forsythe and Jason Hammel have made the Texas Rangers’ roster, per the beat guys on Twitter. Forsythe will be the team’s utility infielder, while Hammel appears to be slated for a long relief role. At this point, 23 of the 25 spots on the Opening Day roster appear to be accounted for. They are: Catchers — Jeff Mathis, Isiah Kiner-Falefa Infielders — Ronald Guzman, Rougned Odor, Elvis Andrus, Asdrubel Cabrera, Logan Forsythe Outfielders...
Lone Star Ball 17 hours ago
2019 Community Projections: Lance Lynn

2019 Community Projections: Lance Lynn

Please enter your projections for Lance Lynn for the 2019 season in the following format: IP / ERA / K per 9 / BB per 9 / HR per 9 Example: 200 / 3.50 / 7.5 / 3.0 / 1.2 The slashes and periods should be included (spaces between are not required) this makes splitting the values apart based on the slashes easier. This thread should be for projections only. Any discussion on player projections can be done in the Discussion FanPost. Any non-projections will be deleted. If you make an error or wish to change your projection, please reply to your comment requesting it be deleted.
Lone Star Ball 17 hours ago
BA Mock Draft has Texas taking college OFer

BA Mock Draft has Texas taking college OFer

Baseball America has a new mock draft out, which features the Rangers going the college route at #8 2019 MLB Mock Draft: Baseball America’s latest mock draft is out, and BA has the Rangers going with University of Missouri outfielder Kameron Misner at #8, passing on, among others, Texas Tech third baseman Josh Jung and Baylor catcher Shea Langeliers. Misner is currently #5 on the Baseball America top 300 draft prospect list, and is a big, lefthanded hitting center fielder with power and solid tools across the board. Going with Misner would be a departure for the Rangers, who have...
Lone Star Ball 19 hours ago
Friday morning Rangers things

Friday morning Rangers things

Friday morning Rangers news and links Good morning, folks... The big Texas Rangers news yesterday was Willie Calhoun being informed he would not make the Opening Day roster. Calhoun did everything he needed to this spring, but there simply weren’t enough at bats for him with the starters the Rangers currently have. Hunter Pence did make the Opening Day roster for the Rangers, and it made him emotional to hear the news. Levi Weaver writes that Pence making the team is not why Calhoun didn’t make the team. Chris Woodward announced the order of the starting rotation to start the...
SportsDay Mar 21, 2019
Who's hot/who's not: Rougned Odor had a solid spring for Rangers, but these two pitchers struggled

Who's hot/who's not: Rougned Odor had a solid spring for Rangers, but these two pitchers struggled

A look at the highs and lows of individual spring-training performances with the Texas Rangers:Who's Hot Second baseman Rougned Odor has had a strong spring. Odor is hitting .394 for his last 33 at-bats and .342 for 38 at-bats overall. A year ago, Odor hit .200 for 60 at-bats in exhibition play and carried the downturn into the regular season. Center fielder Delino DeShields has a 14-game on-base streak during which he is hitting .368 for 38 at-bats. DeShields has not run as often as expected. He has four steals in six tries. In the spring of 2017, he was perfect in 14 steal attempts. Center...
SportsDay Mar 21, 2019
Rangers manager Chris Woodward reveals starting rotation order

Rangers manager Chris Woodward reveals starting rotation order

Manager Chris Woodward announced the order for his full starting rotation Thursday. After Mike Minor pitches on opening day, Edinson Volquez, Lance Lynn, Drew Smyly and Shelby Miller will follow in order.The Rangers are slotting Volquez in the No. 2 spot so they don't have three consecutive pitchers coming back from Tommy John surgery working successively. There is some concern that with the trio of Volquez, Smyly and Miller all being on somewhat limited pitch counts to start the year, a heavy burden could be placed on the bullpen. By slotting Smyly ahead of Miller, the Rangers will keep from...
Lone Star Ball Mar 21, 2019
Spring Training Game Thread: Cleveland Indians at Texas Rangers at Chicago White Sox

Spring Training Game Thread: Cleveland Indians at Texas Rangers at Chicago White Sox

Let’s play two? The Texas Rangers welcome the Cleveland Indians to Surprise, Arizona but they will also venture to the home of the Chicago White Sox in Glendale, Arizona today. How could this be? Welcome to the wonderful world of Spring Training split squad games, baby. At Surprise Stadium, Drew Smyly will take the mound for Texas against RHP Mike Clevinger for Cleveland while at Camelback Ranch, Jason Hammel will get another shot at earning a spot on the team opposite RHP Ivan Nova for the White Sox. Lineups: Thu SS Vs. CLE: Choo 7, Odor 4, Andrus 6, Mazara 9, Cabrera 5, Guzman 3,...
Lone Star Ball Mar 21, 2019
Hunter Pence, Jeffrey Springs make Opening Day roster

Hunter Pence, Jeffrey Springs make Opening Day roster

While no official moves have been made, Hunter Pence and Jeffrey Springs have been told they will be on the Opening Day roster The Texas Rangers have informed Hunter Pence and Jeffrey Springs that they will be on the Opening Day roster, per the beat guys on Twitter, and have informed Willie Calhoun and Jordan Romano that they will not be on the Opening Day roster. Calhoun being sent down is unfortunate, but largely unavoidable, given the makeup of the roster. Calhoun came to camp in great shape, performed, did all the things the team said he needed to do, and is still going to AAA...
SportsDay Mar 21, 2019
Hunter Pence has made the Rangers roster but Willie Calhoun is going back to Triple-A

Hunter Pence has made the Rangers roster but Willie Calhoun is going back to Triple-A

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- What looked inevitable from the middle of spring training became reality on Thursday: Willie Calhoun is being sent to the minor leagues.The Rangers informed Calhoun, 24, that there was no spot for him on the major league roster to start the year. He will instead go to Triple-A Nashville, something Calhoun said last week he didn't know how he would accept.The Rangers informed Hunter Pence and reliever Jeffrey Springs they had made the roster Thursday morning. Pence, a right-handed hitter, will get significant at-bats backing up the two corner outfielders and DH Shin...

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    Could the much-improved Rougned Odor be on the verge of having an MVP-type season for the Rangers?

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    Rangers will add Jason Hammel, Logan Forsythe to opening day roster

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