7:59 AM EDT, Fri October 19, 2018
12 hours ago
ALCS game five discussion thread

ALCS game five discussion thread

Boston looks to finish off the Astros tonight Game five of the ALCS is tonight, with the Red Sox trying to finish it out and Houston trying to send the series back to Boston. Discuss it here
18 hours ago
Passan: Teams unhappy Astros not punished for spying

Passan: Teams unhappy Astros not punished for spying

Jeff Passan writes that MLB’s refusal to sanction the Houston Astros over alleged spying has upset the rest of the league The Houston Astros spying on the Boston Red Sox in the American League Championship Series? We had a certain amount of drama erupt yesterday, when it was reported that the Red Sox complained about an Astros employee who was hanging out in a media area near the Boston dugout in Game 1, with the Red Sox being concerned he was spying on them and reporting signs and the like back to Houston personnel. MLB came out yesterday and essentially cleared the Astros of...
Oct 17, 2018
Poll: Who should be the Rangers next manager?

Poll: Who should be the Rangers next manager?

Who do you want to be the next manager for the Texas Rangers? The Rangers have interviewed eight candidates for their vacant managerial position so far, may interview one or two more, and will likely be making a decision in the next 10-14 days. While we wait, who do you want to see the Rangers hire as their next manager? Cast your vote below...
Oct 17, 2018
2018 Community Projections Results -  Rougned Odor

2018 Community Projections Results -  Rougned Odor

In a recurring theme among Rangers, Rougned had a terrible start. He had a start that made you question if he should be on a 25-man roster when combined with his 2017 season. Then he turned it around in a big way and looked like an all-star... and then he faded to end the season. Congrats to Gary’s Shirtless Revenge who had the lowest projection score! Here’s the link to the spreadsheet with everyone’s score. As a reminder, the scoring is using Z-Score, or the number of standard deviations away from the actual result, for each of the provided categories, PA, AVG, OBP, and SLG for...
Oct 16, 2018
Rangers interview Wathen, Wakamatsu

Rangers interview Wathen, Wakamatsu

The Texas Rangers reportedly interviewed Dusty Wathan and Don Wakamatsu for their vacant managerial job today The Texas Rangers interviewed Dusty Wathan and Don Wakamatsu as part of their search for a new team manager, per the beat guys. Both individuals had been expected to interview. Wakamatsu, a long time bench coach who interviewed for the Rangers manager job after the 2006 season, ultimately being passed over for Ron Washington, was a manager for the Mariners from 2009 until late 2010. The Rangers brought him on as Jeff Banister’s bench coach for 2018, and he took over as interim...
Oct 16, 2018
2018 Community Projections Results -  Joey Gallo

2018 Community Projections Results -  Joey Gallo

Joey Gallo started off terribly but rebounded well in the second half... which made his overall season look pretty much like last. Maybe this is what Joey is, but I’m still hoping for a full season that takes it to the next level. Congrats to Malmsteen’s Comet who had the lowest projection score! Here’s the link to the spreadsheet with everyone’s score. As a reminder, the scoring is using Z-Score, or the number of standard deviations away from the actual result, for each of the provided categories, PA, AVG, OBP, and SLG for hitters. For pitchers the categories were IP, ERA, SO9,...
Oct 16, 2018
Texas Rangers hiring Shiraz Rehman from Chicago Cubs

Texas Rangers hiring Shiraz Rehman from Chicago Cubs

The Rangers are reportedly hiring assistant g.m. Shiraz Rehman from the Chicago Cubs The Texas Rangers are reportedly hiring Chicago Cubs assistant general manager Shiraz Rehman to a similar position in the Rangers’ front office, per multiple reports. Rehman is an MBA who originally worked for Theo Epstein as an intern with the Boston Red Sox, joined the Arizona Diamondbacks front office about twelve years ago, and has been with the Cubs since Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer took over the reins at the end of 2011 as their assistant general manager for strategic initiatives. Rehman, a graduate...
Oct 15, 2018
Texas Rangers interview Baldelli, Bell

Texas Rangers interview Baldelli, Bell

The Rangs have interviewed Rocco Baldelli and David Bell for their vacant manager job The Texas Rangers have interviewed Tampa Bay field coordinator Rocco Baldelli and San Francisco player development executive David Bell for their vacant manager position, per the beat guys. Both reportedly interviewed on Monday. This continues the trend of the Rangers looking for younger candidates rather than folks with past major league managerial experience. Baldelli, 37, with the sixth overall pick in the 2000 draft by the Rays, but had his career derailed due to injuries. Baldelli was a special...
Oct 15, 2018
NLCS Game Three discussion thread

NLCS Game Three discussion thread

The Brewers and the Dodgers play game three tonight Game three of the NLCS between the Dodgers and the Brewers is this evening. Discuss the game here
Oct 15, 2018
Report: Rangers to interview Dusty Wathan

Report: Rangers to interview Dusty Wathan

Dusty Wathan is reportedly interviewing with the Rangers later this week MLB Rumors: Dusty Wathan, third base coach for the Philadelphia Phillies, will interview with the Texas Rangers this week for their vacant managerial job, per Jim Salisbury out of Philadelphia. The 45 year old Wathan is a former minor league manager in the Phillies system who interviewed for their managerial job last year, and ended up joining manager Gabe Kapler’s staff in 2018. Wathan’s is a name that has been prominently mentioned as a candidate for the Rangers during this process. He would join Joe Girardi,...
Oct 15, 2018
Reports: Iapoce leaving Rangers for Cubs

Reports: Iapoce leaving Rangers for Cubs

Multiple reports indicate hitting coach Anthony Iapoce is leaving the Texas Rangers to take the same position with the Chicago Cubs Anthony Iapoce, who has been the Texas Rangers’ hitting coach since 2016, is leaving the Rangers to join the Chicago Cubs as their hitting coach, per multiple reports. Iapoce had been hired away from the Cubs by the Rangers when he came to Texas. The Cubs let their hitting coach, Chili Davis, go after the were eliminated from the playoffs this year. The Rangers, meanwhile, have already cut ties with assistant hitting coach Justin Mashore. With the...
Oct 15, 2018
Lunchtime Sporcle Quiz: 2018 Texas Rangers

Lunchtime Sporcle Quiz: 2018 Texas Rangers

Can you name the players for the 2018 Texas Rangers? The Texas Rangers’ 2018 season is over, but have you blocked it out to the point that you don’t even remember who played for the Rangers this season? Here’s a Sporcle quiz to test your recall...can you name all the 2018 Texas Rangers? Good luck...
Oct 15, 2018
2018 Community Projections Results - Elvis Andrus

2018 Community Projections Results - Elvis Andrus

It’s that time of year again! Starting today, I’ll be publishing the results of the Community Projections and how everyone did every week day morning. First up is Elvis Andrus who had his first major injury in his career and wasn’t able to build upon the career year in 2017. Congrats to ok.fester who had the lowest projection score! Here’s the link to the spreadsheet with everyone’s score. As a reminder, the scoring is using Z-Score, or the number of standard deviations away from the actual result, for each of the provided categories, PA, AVG, OBP, and SLG for hitters. For...
Oct 15, 2018
Morosi: DeRosa declines manager interview

Morosi: DeRosa declines manager interview

Jon Morosi reports Mark DeRosa has opted to stay with the MLB Network rather than interview for the Rangers vacant managerial position Texas Rangers rumors: Mark DeRosa, former MLB player and current MLB Network analyst, has been a much-discussed potential managerial candidate for several of the teams that are seeking a new manager this offseason, including the Texas Rangers. However, Jon Morosi says that DeRosa declined an opportunity to interview with the Rangers, with Morosi saying DeRosa is “enjoying his current role at MLB Network.” Its an understandable decision for DeRosa, who...
Oct 14, 2018
ALCS Game 2 discussion thread

ALCS Game 2 discussion thread

Talk about game 2 of the ALCS here Boston looks to bounce back tonight after falling to the Astros yesterday, and avoid going down 2-0 in the ALCS. discuss here