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Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

The media asking JD which player goET hates he’s going to sign this winter | Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports When are we gonna get some good jerseys up in here? Good morning. Could the Rangers land Kris Bryant this winter? Richard Justice looks at the big names that could be on the move and the teams that would be the favorites to land them. T.R. Sullivan notes that Rangers legends Cliff Lee and Alfonso Soriano are first timers on the announced Hall of Fame ballot. Jay Jaffe basically invented how we evaluate Hall of Fame cases online and he’s back to take a look at this year’s...
Lone Star Ball Nov 18, 2019
Texas Rangers free agent poll: Hyun-Jin Ryu

Texas Rangers free agent poll: Hyun-Jin Ryu

Photo by Will Newton/ How would you feel about the Rangers signing Hyun-Jin Ryu to a 2 year, $32 million deal? With the offseason now kicking into gear, we will, as we have done the last several years, do a series of polls about the possibility of the Texas Rangers signing various high profile free agents. After doing Gerrit Cole, and then Stephen Strasburg following him, and then Dallas Keuchel after that, and then Mike Moustakas as a possible answer to the third base situation, and then another third baseman, Anthony Rendon, then looked at Yasmani Grandal, after which we voted on third...
Lone Star Ball Nov 17, 2019
Ryu says playing with Choo would be special

Ryu says playing with Choo would be special

Photo by Stephen Dunn/ Free agent pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu told a Korean outlet that playing with Shin-Soo Choo would be “special” MLB Rumors: Hyun-Jin Ryu is one of the top free agent starting pitchers on the market this offseason, and the former Los Angeles Dodgers and native of South Korea told a Korean outlet that it would be “special” to play with fellow South Korean Shin-Soo Choo. Choo has reportedly lobbied the Rangers to pursue Ryu. Ryu, a lefthander who turns 33 in March, has struggled to stay on the mound since coming over to the United States, missing all of 2015 and...
Lone Star Ball Nov 15, 2019
Texas Rangers free agent poll: Travis d’Arnaud

Texas Rangers free agent poll: Travis d’Arnaud

Photo by Cooper Neill/MLB Photos via How would you feel about the Rangers signing Travis d’Arnaud to a 2 year, $14 million deal? With the offseason now kicking into gear, we will, as we have done the last several years, do a series of polls about the possibility of the Texas Rangers signing various high profile free agents. After doing Gerrit Cole, and then Stephen Strasburg following him, and then Dallas Keuchel after that, and then Mike Moustakas as a possible answer to the third base situation, and then another third baseman, Anthony Rendon, then looked at Yasmani Grandal, we then...
Lone Star Ball Nov 15, 2019
Reports: Volquez could return for 2020

Reports: Volquez could return for 2020

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Per the beat guys, the Rangers and Edinson Volquez are in talks on a minor league deal Texas Rangers rumors: Edinson Volquez and the Texas Rangers are in talks about Volquez returning to the team for the 2020 season on a minor league deal, per the beat guys on Twitter. Volquez, 36, was slated to be part of the Rangers rotation in 2019, but landed on the injured list after one start due to a UCL injury. He chose rest and rehab in lieu of a third Tommy John surgery, and was able to return late in the season as a reliever. Volquez had previously said he was...
Lone Star Ball Nov 14, 2019
Texas Rangers free agent poll: Josh Donaldson

Texas Rangers free agent poll: Josh Donaldson

Photo by Mike Zarrilli/MLB Photos via How would you feel about the Rangers signing Josh Donaldson to a 3 year, $71 million deal? With the offseason now kicking into gear, we will, as we have done the last several years, do a series of polls about the possibility of the Texas Rangers signing various high profile free agents. After doing Gerrit Cole, and then Stephen Strasburg following him, and then Dallas Keuchel after that, and then Mike Moustakas as a possible answer to the third base situation, and then another third baseman, Anthony Rendon, then looked at Yasmani Grandal, today we...
Lone Star Ball Nov 13, 2019
Lynn, Minor finish 5th, 8th in CYA balloting

Lynn, Minor finish 5th, 8th in CYA balloting

Photo by Bob Levey/ The Rangers had a pair of starters get Cy Young votes The Texas Rangers had a pair of starting pitchers who appeared on ballots for the American League Cy Young Award in 2019, with Lance Lynn finishing 5th in the balloting and Mike Minor 8th. Justin Verlander won the award in the A.L., and Jacob deGrom won in the N.L. Lynn, signed to a 3 year deal this offseason that was questioned by many at the time but that now looks brilliant, put up a 3.67 ERA and 3.13 FIP in 208.1 IP this year. He was 3rd in the A.L. in bWAR and 2nd in the A.L. (and 3rd in the majors) in fWAR...
Lone Star Ball Nov 13, 2019
Texas Rangers free agent poll: Yasmani Grandal

Texas Rangers free agent poll: Yasmani Grandal

Photo by Will Newton/ How would you feel about the Rangers signing Yasmani Grandal to a 4 year, $70 million deal? With the offseason now kicking into gear, we will, as we have done the last several years, do a series of polls about the possibility of the Texas Rangers signing various high profile free agents. After doing Gerrit Cole, and then Stephen Strasburg following him, and then Dallas Keuchel after that, and then Mike Moustakas as a possible answer to the third base situation, and then another third baseman, Anthony Rendon, today we are looking at Yasmani Grandal, who Kiley...
Lone Star Ball Nov 13, 2019
Josh Morgan Prepares for Takeoff

Josh Morgan Prepares for Takeoff

Josh Morgan as a Wood Duck. | Patrick Cavey/MiLB.com The Rangers’ prospect looks to get his career back on track, starting in an unexpected place Josh Morgan is just about to turn 24, and he’ll spend the first couple months of his 25th year on this planet playing its greatest game in one of its greatest locations. The Rangers’ infielder/catching prospect left for New Zealand on Sunday, where he and four other Rangers minor leaguers will play for the Auckland Tuatara of the Australian Baseball League. For Morgan, it’ll be his first regular game action in over a year, and he’s...
Lone Star Ball Nov 12, 2019
2019 Texas Rangers grades: Part XIII

2019 Texas Rangers grades: Part XIII

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ We continue to grade all the Texas Rangers from 2019 With the 2019 Texas Rangers season now over, I’m going to do a series of posts handing out grades to every player who appeared for the Rangers this year. I’m starting with pitchers, will go in alphabetical order, and then will do position players in alphabetical order. Grades will be based on a combination of performance, expectations, and my own whims at the moment I happen to be typing this up. They aren’t to be taken too seriously. Here is Part I, and Part II, and Part III. Here is Part IV and Part V...
Lone Star Ball Nov 11, 2019
Corey Ragsdale promoted to major league staff

Corey Ragsdale promoted to major league staff

Corey Ragsdale sliding into second base back when he was a minor leaguer | Photo by Jack Milton/Portland Press Herald via 2019 Wood Ducks manager Corey Ragsdale will replace Jayce Tingler on the Rangers 2020 coaching staff The Texas Rangers have announced that Corey Ragsdale will be on the major league staff for 2020 as the Major League Field Coordinator for the Rangers. Ragsdale is replacing Jayce Tingler, who held that role in 2019 and who has been hired by the San Diego Padres as their new manager. Ragsdale was the manager for the Down East Wood Ducks in 2019, and was named the...
Call to the Pen Nov 11, 2019

Texas Rangers: three free agents team should target

After an abysmal 2018, the Texas Rangers took major strides of improvement in 2019. Here are three players that could help the team take the next step in 2020. The Texas Rangers finished 78-84, third in the AL West. Despite having a losing record, this was much better than their 2018 last-place finish. They competed […] Texas Rangers: three free agents team should target - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Lone Star Ball Nov 11, 2019
2019 Texas Rangers grades: Part XII

2019 Texas Rangers grades: Part XII

Photo by Quinn Harris/ We continue to grade all the Texas Rangers from 2019 With the 2019 Texas Rangers season now over, I’m going to do a series of posts handing out grades to every player who appeared for the Rangers this year. I’m starting with pitchers, will go in alphabetical order, and then will do position players in alphabetical order. Grades will be based on a combination of performance, expectations, and my own whims at the moment I happen to be typing this up. They aren’t to be taken too seriously. Here is Part I, and Part II, and Part III. Here is Part IV and Part V and...
Lone Star Ball Nov 11, 2019
Texas Rangers free agent poll: Anthony Rendon

Texas Rangers free agent poll: Anthony Rendon

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ How would you feel about the Rangers signing Anthony Rendon to a 7 year, $211 million deal? With the offseason now kicking into gear, we will, as we have done the last several years, do a series of polls about the possibility of the Texas Rangers signing various high profile free agents. After doing Gerrit Cole, and then Stephen Strasburg following him, and then Dallas Keuchel after that, and then Mike Moustakas as a possible answer to the third base situation, today we are looking at Anthony Rendon, who Kiley McDaniel at Fangraphs projects as getting 7 years, $211...
Call to the Pen Nov 9, 2019

Texas Rangers: Josh Donaldson to the Rangers?

An American League MVP in 2015, the soon-to-be 34-year-old Josh Donaldson, offers similar yet not as impressive production to that of highly sought after Anthony Rendon — another free agent third baseman the Texas Rangers are said to be looking at. With the Texas Rangers set to open its brand new ballpark in 2020, Josh Donaldson […] Texas Rangers: Josh Donaldson to the Rangers? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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