3:10 AM EST, Wed November 30, 2022
Lone Star Ball 16 hours ago
LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings — #2

LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings — #2

Set Number: X84971 TK1 R3 F9 Congratulations to Evan Carter, who has been named the #1 prospect in the Rangers system Congratulations to Evan Carter, who won the voting to be named the #1 prospect in the LSB Midseason Community Prospect Rankings. Carter not just won — he was a runaway winner, getting over 70% of the vote. Moving on... As a reminder, we are voting on who we think is the top prospect in the Rangers farm system right now. If the voting is close, we have a runoff. We then vote on each successive spot, removing each prospect from consideration as they are...
Lone Star Ball 17 hours ago
2022 in review: Kolby Allard

2022 in review: Kolby Allard

Photo by Ron Jenkins/ Kolby Allard, the Once and Future Brave With the 2022 regular season over, it is that time for us to go back and take a look at the players who appeared for the Texas Rangers this season. Today, we look at reliever Kolby Allard. Kolby Allard isn’t a Texas Ranger anymore. Acquired from the Atlanta Braves in 2019 at the trade deadline, in exchange for two months of reliever Chris Martin, Allard was sent back to the Braves three weeks ago, with the Rangers getting Jake Odorizzi and $10 million for him. Three weeks? That’s all? It feels like it...
Lone Star Ball 18 hours ago
Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

Photo by Ron Jenkins/ MrSugarPenis rides again Good morning. Evan Grant examines why the Texas Rangers added Dayton Moore to Chris Young’s front office. The Levi Weaver Weaver Wire covers all the happenings of the last week which included the hiring of Moore and the return of Mike Maddux. Jeff Wilson writes that it’s time for the Rangers to start their holiday shopping with Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror. Grant takes a look at the black hole that is left field for the Rangers and how they can improve it this winter. The Rangers could improve left field by...
Lone Star Ball Nov 28, 2022
LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings — #1

LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings — #1

Photo by Tom Pennington/ Who is the #1 prospect in the Rangers farm system right now? Its that time of year again...time for the LSB Midseason Community Prospect Rankings. As we do every year, twice a year — once midseason and once offseason — we are voting on who we think is the top prospect in the Rangers farm system right now. If the voting is close, we have a runoff. We then vote on each successive spot, removing each prospect from consideration as they are voted in. Because there has been a history of vote-spamming shenanigans in the rankings, I used Google...
Lone Star Ball Nov 28, 2022
2022 in review: Jose Leclerc

2022 in review: Jose Leclerc

Photo by Emil Lippe/ Jose Leclerc returned from TJS, and is dealing once again With the 2022 regular season over, it is that time for us to go back and take a look at the players who appeared for the Texas Rangers this season. Today, we look at reliever Jose Leclerc. Something you’ve heard me say time and again is that, when he is right, Jose Leclerc is an elite late inning reliever. He was right in 2018, one of the few things that went right that year. That was the season when he put up a 1.56 ERA in 59 appearances with a 1.83 xERA, allowed a miniscule rate of home...
Lone Star Ball Nov 27, 2022
Clevinger to ChiSox, per reports

Clevinger to ChiSox, per reports

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports The Chicago White Sox have reportedly agreed to a deal with free agent pitcher Mike Clevinger Mike Clevinger and the Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms on a one year deal, per multiple reports. No exact info on the dollar amount, but Jon Morosi says it is over $8 million. Clevinger, a righthanded starting pitcher who turns 32 in December, is someone who you could have seen the Rangers having interest in this winter, albeit only after other targets were off the board. Clevinger had a very strong three year run for the Cleveland...
Lone Star Ball Nov 26, 2022
Saturday morning Rangers stuff

Saturday morning Rangers stuff

Ayyyyyyyy. | Photo by Carmen Mandato/ Texas Rangers update for Saturday, November 26 Good morning, LSB. Evan Grant continues his positional outlook this morning with Rangers third baseman Josh Jung, who Grant calls both the present and future at the hot corner. And Verlander or deGrom? Which one are you signing? That’s all for this morning. Have a good weekend!
Lone Star Ball Nov 25, 2022
Friday morning Rangers things

Friday morning Rangers things

Photo by Ben Ludeman/Texas Rangers/ Texas Rangers update for Friday, November 25. Good morning, LSB. Not much out there, but The Athletic’s Andy McCullough has a post with ‘a Black Friday deal for every team’ in which Jacob deGrom is mentioned with the Rangers in the headline. And that’s about all there is today. Have a good one!
Lone Star Ball Nov 23, 2022
Rangers hire Maddux, Moore

Rangers hire Maddux, Moore

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports Mike Maddux is back as pitching coach, and Dayton Moore as arrived as an advisor The Texas Rangers have today officially announced the hiring of Mike Maddux as the team’s new pitching coach and Dayton Moore as the Special Advisor to the General Manager, the team announced today. Maddux, you no doubt recall, was the Rangers pitching coach from 2009-15, departing when Jeff Banister opted to go a different direction after the 2015 season. Maddux has since been the pitching coach for the Washington Nationals and the St. Louis Cardinals. ...
Lone Star Ball Nov 22, 2022
Evan Carter wins minor league Gold Glove

Evan Carter wins minor league Gold Glove

Photo by Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos via Rangers outfielder Evan Carter has been named a minor league Gold Glove winner Texas Rangers outfielder Evan Carter has been named a minor league Gold Glove winner for 2022, it was announced today. Carter is one of three outfielders who were named, with Mets’ prospect Pete Crow-Armstrong and Brewers’ prospect Jackson Chourio rounding out the outfield. It is an impressive achievement for Carter, who spent most of 2022 at high-A Hickory and earned a late season promotion to AA Frisco despite not turning 20 years old until late...
Lone Star Ball Nov 22, 2022
Poll: Should Texas sign Andrew Benintendi?

Poll: Should Texas sign Andrew Benintendi?

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ Would you want the Rangers to sign Andrew Benintendi to a four year, $56 million deal? Free agent projections are out from Fangraphs and ESPN, and so it is that time again — time for the “should the Rangers sign This Player?” series of offseason polls. Today we are looking at New York Mets pitcher Chris Bassitt. At Fangraphs, Ben Clemens has Bassitt at 4 years, $56 million, while the Median Crowdsource is also at 4 years, $56 million. Kiley McDaniel at ESPN has him at 3 years, $42 million — same AAV, one fewer year. We are going to go...
Lone Star Ball Nov 21, 2022
Napoli, Dickey, Beltran among newcomers to HOF ballot

Napoli, Dickey, Beltran among newcomers to HOF ballot

Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via Three former Rangers are among the fourteen new additions to the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot this year Former Texas Rangers players Carlos Beltran, Mike Napoli and R.A. Dickey are among fourteen newcomers to the BBWAA Hall of Fame ballot this year, per an announcement earlier today. The other eleven players on the ballot are: Bronson Arroyo Matt Cain Jacoby Ellsbury Andre Ethier J.J. Hardy John Lackey Jhonny Peralta Francisco Rodriguez Huston Street Jered Weaver Jayson Werth Beltran, who was acquired by the Texas Rangers at...
Lone Star Ball Nov 21, 2022
2022 in review: Nick Snyder

2022 in review: Nick Snyder

Photo by Robert Beck/MLB Photos via Not the season that was hoped for With the 2022 regular season almost over, it is that time for us to go back and take a look at the players who appeared for the Texas Rangers this season. Today, we look at reliever Nick Snyder. Nick Snyder was non-tendered on Friday afternoon by the Rangers. Pretty much every pre-arbitration player who gets non-tendered by the Rangers ends up re-signing on a minor league deal, so I suspect Snyder will still be with the organization come spring training. Still, the move caps what was an extremely...
Lone Star Ball Nov 21, 2022
Poll: Should Texas sign Chris Bassitt?

Poll: Should Texas sign Chris Bassitt?

Photo by Dustin Satloff/ Would you want the Rangers to sign Chris Bassitt to a three year, $51 million deal? Free agent projections are out from Fangraphs and ESPN, and so it is that time again — time for the “should the Rangers sign This Player?” series of offseason polls. Today we are looking at New York Mets pitcher Chris Bassitt. At Fangraphs, Ben Clemens has Bassitt at 3 years, $51 million, while the Median Crowdsource is at 3 years, $48million. Kiley McDaniel at ESPN has him at 3 years, $53 million. We are going to go with the Clemens projection. Would you...
Lone Star Ball Nov 18, 2022
Rangers non-tender Nick Snyder

Rangers non-tender Nick Snyder

Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports The Rangers have non-tendered pitcher Nick Snyder In advance of tonight’s deadline for tendering 2023 contracts to players on the 40 man roster who do not currently have contracts, the Texas Rangers have non-tendered pitcher Nick Snyder, the team has announced. All other players have apparently been tendered contracts, putting the 40 man roster at 39. Snyder, 27, went from Hickory to the majors over the course of the 2021 season, with the hard throwing righthander putting himself on the radar as a potential contributor out of the pen in...

Rangers Player News

Rangers Photos