12:54 PM EST, Wed December 07, 2022
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LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings — #8

LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings — #8

Photo by John E. Moore III/ Congratulations to Justin Foscue, who has been named the #7 prospect in the Rangers system Congratulations to Justin Foscue, who won the voting to be named the #7 prospect in the LSB Midseason Community Prospect Rankings after garnering just over one-fourth of the vote. Our list so far: 1 — Evan Carter 2 — Jack Leiter 3 — Owen White 4 — Luisangel Acuna 5 — Kumar Rocker 6 — Brock Porter 7 — Justin Foscue Moving on... We are using Google Forms for the voting. You will need to include your LSB user name when you vote. If you...
4 hours ago
Judge returns to NYY: 9 years, $360

Judge returns to NYY: 9 years, $360

Photo by Mary DeCicco/MLB Photos via Aaron Judge is returning to the Yankees for a whole lot of money MLB Rumors: Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees have agreed on a nine year, $360 million contract, per multiple reports. This brings a close to one of the biggest stories of the offseason. Judge and the Yankees negotiated prior to the 2022 season, but with the Yankees best offer coming in at 7 years, $213.5 million, Judge opted to head into his walk year and test the free agent market. Judge, of course, had an incredible 2022 season, leading the majors in home runs,...
15 hours ago
Walker, Haniger, Bell, Bellinger off the board

Walker, Haniger, Bell, Bellinger off the board

Photo by Steph Chambers/ Several free agents have deals with teams other than the Rangers The Winter Meetings are in full swing, and we have several free agent deals that are being reported involving players with whom the Rangers might have had some interest. Taijuan Walker is reportedly headed to the Philadelphia Phillies at four years, $72 million. That’s more than I expected. Andrew Heaney doesn’t look so bad now. Mitch Haniger and the San Francisco Giants have reportedly agreed on a three year, $43.5 million deal. The Rangers had expressed interest in the...
15 hours ago
Rangers to pick 4th in 2023 draft

Rangers to pick 4th in 2023 draft

Photo by: aviation-images.com/Universal Images Group via The Rangers ended up with the fourth pick in the 2023 MLB Draft Lottery The Texas Rangers will have the #4 overall pick in the 2023 MLB Draft. The Rangers would have normally have had the 7th overall pick, but this is the first year of the MLB Draft Lottery, which resulted in the Rangers moving up three picks. The Rangers have picked fourth three previous times. In 2015, the Rangers selected Dillon Tate. We know how that turned out. In 1986, the Rangers selected Kevin Brown, while in 1972 they picked Roy...
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Rangers, Heaney agree to deal, per reports

Rangers, Heaney agree to deal, per reports

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports The Texas Rangers and free agent pitcher Andrew Heaney have reportedly agreed on a two year deal The Texas Rangers and free agent pitcher Andrew Heaney have agreed to terms on a contract, per reports. Joel Sherman says the deal is two years, $25 million, with an opt out after 2023 and potential bonuses that could make it worth up to $40 million. Heaney, 31, is a left handed starting pitcher who was originally selected #9 overall in the 2012 MLB Draft by the Miami Marlins. Heaney was sent to the Los Angeles Dodgers in December, 2014,...
23 hours ago
Orioles sign Nomar Mazara

Orioles sign Nomar Mazara

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ The Baltimore Orioles have signed Nomar Mazara to a minor league deal The Baltimore Orioles have signed outfielder Nomar Mazara to a minor league deal, it has been reported. This is amusing, of course, given what appears to be a decade-plus history of the Orioles signing, claiming or trading for former Rangers. Mazara was a one-time former top prospect of the Rangers, but never really panned out, and ultimately was traded to the Chicago White Sox after the 2019 season in exchange for Steele Walker. Mazara had a disappointing 2020 campaign with...
Dec 6, 2022
Rangers still in on Rodon, per report

Rangers still in on Rodon, per report

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ Even after signing Jacob deGrom, the Rangers are reportedly in on free agent Carlos Rodon MLB Rumors: Carlos Rodon is the top pitching target of the New York Yankees, but the Texas Rangers are still pursuing Rodon even after landing free agent starter Jacob deGrom, according to Jon Heyman. Rodon is being courted by a large number of teams, with Heyman mentioning the San Francisco Giants — who Rodon pitched for in 2022 — as well as the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Baltimore Orioles, and the Minnesota Twins as teams that are after Rodon. ...
Dec 6, 2022
LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings — #7

LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings — #7

Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/ Congratulations to Brock Porter, who has been named the #6 prospect in the Rangers system Congratulations to Brock Porter, who won the voting to be named the #6 prospect in the LSB Midseason Community Prospect Rankings after garnering just over one-third of the vote. Our list so far: 1 — Evan Carter 2 — Jack Leiter 3 — Owen White 4 — Luisangel Acuna 5 — Kumar Rocker 6 — Brock Porter Moving on... We are using Google Forms for the voting. You will need to include your LSB user name when you vote. If you don’t have an LSB user name,...
Dec 5, 2022
Turner to Phillies, per reports

Turner to Phillies, per reports

Photo by Denis Poroy/ Trea Turner is reportedly heading to Philadelphia on an 11 year deal MLB Rumors: Trea Turner and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed on an 11 year, $300 million deal, per reports. Turner, a free agent shortstop who turns 30 in June, was originally drafted by the San Diego Padres, but was traded prior to his first full season as a pro, going as a player to be named later to the Washington Nationals in a three way deal that sent Wil Myers from Tampa Bay to San Diego. Turner has established himself as a solidly above-average player during his...
Dec 5, 2022
New deGrom shirts from BreakingT

New deGrom shirts from BreakingT

Celebrate the signing of Jacob deGrom with a new shirt from BreakingT Jacob deGrom is a Texas Ranger, and three new t-shirts are out from BreakingT celebrating and commemorating deGrom coming to Texas. deGrom agreed to a five year, $185 million deal with the Rangers on Friday, which means that there’s new gear out that you can get just in time for Christmas. Think about it...what Rangers fan wouldn’t want to wake up and see deGrom gear under the tree this holiday? You can get your BreakingT deGrom gear by clicking here. And yes, if you buy through that link, LSB gets a...
Dec 5, 2022
Verlander to the Mets, per reports

Verlander to the Mets, per reports

Photo by Tony Firriolo/MLB via Justin Verlander and the New York Mets are reportedly in agreement on a two year deal MLB Rumors: Justin Verlander and the New York Mets are in agreement on a deal, per reports, with the free agent pitcher reportedly getting $86 million over two years with a third year vesting option. Verlander, who turns 40 in February, missed most of 2020 and all of 2021 due to Tommy John surgery. He came back to lead the majors with a 1.75 ERA in 2022 while winning the American League Cy Young Award for the third time in his career. Verlander opted...
Dec 5, 2022
LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings — #6

LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings — #6

Photo by Chris Bernacchi/Diamond Images via Congratulations to Kumar Rocker, who has been named the #5 prospect in the Rangers system Congratulations to Kumar Rocker, who won the voting to be named the #5 prospect in the LSB Midseason Community Prospect Rankings after garnering just over one-third of the vote. Our list so far: 1 — Evan Carter 2 — Jack Leiter 3 — Owen White 4 — Luisangel Acuna 5 — Kumar Rocker Moving on... We are using Google Forms for the voting. You will need to include your LSB user name when you vote. If you don’t have an LSB user name,...
Dec 5, 2022
2022 in review: Steele Walker

2022 in review: Steele Walker

Photo by Ralph Freso/ The Steele Walker Experience was brief and not terribly productive 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 outfielder Steele Walker. Wouldn’t it have been great if Steele Walker had been a Rangers success story? First of all, he has a cool name. That’s a very important thing for a prospect, having a cool name. I remember when Davis Stoneburner was in the Rangers’ system, and I was so disappointed that he was an...
Dec 5, 2022
Monday Morning Texas Rangers Update

Monday Morning Texas Rangers Update

Winter is here Good morning. Levi Weaver previews the Winter Meetings for the Texas Rangers as they’ve transformed into one of the league’s preeminent big game hunters. Evan Grant writes that with the meetings getting underway in earnest today, we might soon learn how much the Rangers have left to spend this offseason. Count the Rangers among the teams primed to make some noise at the meetings this week, according to Mark Feinsand. Jayson Stark writes about the ways in which some pretty drastic rules could change how teams build their rosters this winter. Buster Olney pens...
Dec 4, 2022
Fred McGriff elected to Hall of Fame

Fred McGriff elected to Hall of Fame

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Fred McGriff has been voted into the Hall of Fame by the Contemporary Era Committee Longtime major league first baseman Fred McGriff has been elected to the MLB Hall of Fame, it was announced today. McGriff was included on all 16 ballots. None of the other seven players considered by the Contemporary Era committee reached the 12 vote threshold necessary to elected. Don Mattingly came the closest, with 8 votes, while Curt Schilling received 7 votes and Dale Murphy 6 votes. Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Rafael Palmeiro and Albert Belle each...