10:44 AM EDT, Tue October 15, 2019
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Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Come for the rumors, stay for the pumpkin spice Good morning. T.R. Sullivan answers questions about the bullpen, Josh Donaldson, Mitch Moreland, and other burning inquiries from Rangers fans in his latest Inbox. Joel Sherman writes that the managerial purge this fall could lead to a mass GM dismissal a year from now while naming Jon Daniels among many executives who could be on the chopping block. Center fielder Leody Taveras lands at No. 6 on Jeff Wilson’s top ten Texas Rangers prospects list. Keith Law offers up a few thoughts on Bubba Thompson and A.J....
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NLCS Game 3 discussion thread

NLCS Game 3 discussion thread

Photo by Leemage/Corbis via Nationals/Cardinals Game 3 We have Game 3 of the Nationals and the Cardinals in the NLCS tonight. Discuss it here...
16 hours ago
Hunter Pence finalist for Comeback Player of the Year

Hunter Pence finalist for Comeback Player of the Year

Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Rangers outfielder Hunter Pence is a finalist for the A.L. Comeback Player of the Year Texas Rangers outfielder Hunter Pence is one of three finalists for the 2019 American League Comeback Player of the Year, it was announced today. Lucas Giolito of the Chicago White Sox and Jorge Soler of the Kansas City Royals are the other two finalists. Pence’s career appeared to be over after a 2018 season that saw him put up a 590 OPS in 97 games. However, Pence re-worked his swing in winter ball, and signed a minor league deal with the Rangers for 2019. ...
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2019 Texas Rangers grades: Pitchers, Part IV

2019 Texas Rangers grades: Pitchers, Part IV

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, from Tuesday, and Part II, from Wednesday, and Part...
Oct 13, 2019
ALCS Game 2 discussion thread

ALCS Game 2 discussion thread

Photo by Walt Disney Television via Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Yankees and Astros, Game 2 The Yankees and the Astros play Game 2 of the ALCS this evening. Talk about it here.
Oct 13, 2019
Uvila stars in AFL All Star Game

Uvila stars in AFL All Star Game

Photo by Ron Jenkins/ Texas Rangers pitcher Cole Uvila threw a scoreless inning in last night’s AFL All Star Game The Arizona Fall League All Star Game was last night, and a pair of Rangers prospects, Bubba Thompson and Cole Uvila, appeared for the West squad. Uvila continued his run of excellence in the AFL, as he retired all three batters he faced, two via strikeout. The final strikeout was to Angels outfielder Jo Adell, a consensus top 10 prospect in all of baseball, on what was reportedly a 3300 rpm breaking ball (per Statcast). To put that in perspective, the highest average...
Oct 12, 2019
LCS Game discussion thread

LCS Game discussion thread

Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage Talk about the two LCS games today We have two LCS games today, with Washington/St Louis playing in the early game and Houston/Yankees in the late game. Talk about it here...
Oct 11, 2019
Padres interview Tingler for manager job

Padres interview Tingler for manager job

Photo by Adam Hunger/ The Padres have reportedly interviewed Rangers coach Jayce Tingler for their vacant manager position MLB Rumors: The San Diego Padres have interviewed Jayce Tingler, the Texas Rangers Player Development Field Coordinator, for their vacant managerial job, according to Scott Miller on Twitter. Tingler has been with the Rangers in a variety of coaching, managerial and front office roles since 2008, and A.J. Preller, the Padres’ general manager, would be familiar with Tingler from their time together here in Texas. Tingler, 37, interviewed for the Rangers’ manager...
Oct 11, 2019
NLCS Game 1 Discussion Thread

NLCS Game 1 Discussion Thread

Photo by Universal History Archive/ Talk about game one of the NLCS here We have game 1 of the NLCS between the Nationals and the Cardinals this evening. Talk about it here.
Oct 11, 2019
Poll: World Series predictions

Poll: World Series predictions

Photo by Harry How/ Who do you think the winner and loser in the World Series will be? Another playoff poll today, this time about the possible World Series winner and loser... Who do you think will win the World Series, and who will they defeat in the World Series to claim the title? Cast your vote below...
Oct 10, 2019
ALDS Game 5 discussion thread

ALDS Game 5 discussion thread

Photo by Dan Kitwood/ Astros/Rays for all the marbles We have a winner-take-all Game 5 in the ALDS tonight, with the Astros and Gerrit Cole going up against the Rays and Tyler Glasnow. Talk about it here.
Oct 10, 2019
Texas Rangers place two on AZL top 20 list

Texas Rangers place two on AZL top 20 list

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Baseball America’s top 20 prospect list for the Arizona Rookie League has two Rangers Baseball America has released their top 20 prospects list for the Arizona Rookie League today, and the Texas Rangers had two players crack the list. Bahamian infielder Keithron Moss was the highest ranked Rangers, at #12. Moss was 17 for most of the season and had a very nice offensive season while splitting time between second base and third base. Also making the cut was Heriberto Hernandez, the righthanded hitter who mashed for the AZL club before moving up to Spokane for...
Oct 10, 2019
2019 Texas Rangers grades: Pitchers, Part III

2019 Texas Rangers grades: Pitchers, Part III

Photo by Joseph Garnett Jr. / 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, from Monday, and Part II, from yesterday. And...
Oct 10, 2019
Reports: Kapler fired as Phillies manager

Reports: Kapler fired as Phillies manager

Multiple reports indicate Gabe Kapler is out as the Phillies manager MLB Rumors: Gabe Kapler is out as Philadelphia Phillies manager, per multiple reports online. Kapler just finished his second year as the manager of the Phillies, who had a disappointing 81-81 record in 2019. Phillies manager John Middleton had reportedly been talking to folks around the organization in recent days to help determine whether to keep Kapler. Kapler has been something of a poster child for the new age, analytic-embracing former player paradigm that has also seen guys like Brian Bannister, Rocco Baldelli,...
Oct 10, 2019
MLB Trade Rumors arbitration projections out

MLB Trade Rumors arbitration projections out

MLB Trade Rumors has their projected arbitration salaries for arb-eligible players this offseason MLB Trade Rumors does arbitration projections for arbitration-eligible players every offseason, based on an algorithm Matt Swartz developed, and their projections for 2020 arbitration salaries are now out. Nomar Mazara is the highest projected arb-eligible guy, at $5.7 million. Joey Gallo is at $4 million, Danny Santana is $3.9 million, Delino DeShields is $2.4 million, Rafael Montero is $900,000, and Jesse Biddle is $600,000. Biddle is likely to be a 40 man roster casualty, but everyone else...