7:19 AM EST, Thu January 21, 2021
18 hours ago
Brantley, Jays agree to three year deal

Brantley, Jays agree to three year deal

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ The Toronto Blue Jays and free agent outfielder Michael Brantley have agreed to a three year deal, per reports Michael Brantley and the Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to terms on a three year deal, per multiple reports. The deal is apparently pending a physical. Brantley, who turns 34 in May, is a lefthanded hitting corner outfielder who just finished up a two year, $36 million deal with the Houston Astros. He was originally a 7th round pick of the Milwaukee Brewers in 2005, and was sent to the Cleveland Indians as a player to be named later in...
19 hours ago
SBN Reacts: The Universal DH

SBN Reacts: The Universal DH

Photo by Abbie Parr/ SBN Reacts asks fans their thoughts on going to a universal DH in MLB Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Texas Rangers fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts. Despite the baseball season being just a few months away, there are still major decisions left to be made. Last season, among the many other changes to the shortened season, every team in MLB featured a designated hitter for the first time in league history. That decision was made just for...
20 hours ago
2021 ZiPS Over/Under Poll: Willie Calhoun

2021 ZiPS Over/Under Poll: Willie Calhoun

Photo by Richard Rodriguez/ Will Willie Calhoun put up an OPS over or under the 746 OPS ZiPS projects he will have in 2021? The 2021 Texas Rangers ZiPS projections are out at Fangraphs, and so it is time for our annual series of over/under polls. Over the next few weeks, we will take a Ranger player and ask whether you think he will put up an OPS in 2021 over or under the OPS projected for him by ZiPS, if he is a position player. For pitchers, we will be using ERA. Previous players covered: Nick Solak David Dahl Rougned Odor Jose Trevino Isiah Kiner-Falefa Joey...
Jan 19, 2021
Angels, Quintana agree on deal, per reports

Angels, Quintana agree on deal, per reports

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Jose Quintana and the Anaheim Angels have reportedly agreed on a one year deal Pitcher Jose Quintana and the Anaheim Angels have agreed to terms on a one year deal, per reports. The deal is reportedly for $8 million. Quintana has spent his entire major league career in Chicago — after having been signed and released by the New York Mets and, twice, by the New York Yankees, he caught on with the White Sox, made his major league debut in 2012, and established himself as a solid #2 starter. Quintana put up a 3.51 ERA and 21.2 bWAR from 2012...
Jan 19, 2021
Jays, Springer deal agreed to, per reports

Jays, Springer deal agreed to, per reports

Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via The Toronto Blue Jays and free agent George Springer have reportedly agreed to terms on a deal MLB Rumors: George Springer and the Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to terms on a contract, pending a physical, per multiple reports. Other reports are calling the Jays the frontrunner for Springer, with a deal not yet done, but either way, indications are that Springer to Toronto is close to happening. Springer, 31, was a first round pick of the Houston Astros out of the University of Connecticut in 2011, but didn’t make it to the...
Jan 19, 2021
Don Sutton, Hall of Fame pitcher, has died

Don Sutton, Hall of Fame pitcher, has died

Photo by Focus on Sport/ Hall of Famer Don Sutton has passed away at the age of 75 Don Sutton, Hall of Fame pitcher, 300 game winner, and longtime Los Angeles Dodgers, died in his sleep last night, according to his son. Sutton was 75. Sutton was a righthander who signed with the Dodgers in September, 1964, as a 19 year old. He spent the 1965 season in the minor leagues, but spent all of 1966 in the majors in the Dodgers’ rotation, putting up a 2.99 ERA in 37 games (35 starts and 2 relief appearances), logging 225.2 IP. He was a steady if unspectacular member of the...
Jan 19, 2021
2021 ZiPS Over/Under Poll: Leody Taveras

2021 ZiPS Over/Under Poll: Leody Taveras

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Will Leody Taveras put up an OPS over or under the 804 OPS ZiPS projects he will have in 2021? The 2021 Texas Rangers ZiPS projections are out at Fangraphs, and so it is time for our annual series of over/under polls. Over the next few weeks, we will take a Ranger player and ask whether you think he will put up an OPS in 2021 over or under the OPS projected for him by ZiPS, if he is a position player. For pitchers, we will be using ERA. Previous players covered: Nick Solak David Dahl Rougned Odor Jose Trevino Isiah Kiner-Falefa Joey Gallo Nate...
Jan 19, 2021
Mets fire Jared Porter

Mets fire Jared Porter

Photo by Michael Reaves/ The New York Mets have fired newly hired g.m. Jared Porter The New York Mets have fired general manager Jared Porter, team owner Steve Cohen announced on Twitter today. Last night, ESPN reported that Porter had pursued a female reporter while working with the Chicago Cubs in 2016, sending repeated text messages to her that culminated in his sending a picture of a penis. Porter joined the Arizona Diamondbacks after the 2016 season, and was hired away from the D-Backs by the Mets last month. Cohen said, in his tweet, that in his introductory...
Jan 18, 2021
Musgrove to Padres, per reports

Musgrove to Padres, per reports

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports The Pirates are reportedly sending pitcher Joe Musgrove to the San Diego Padres for five players MLB Trade Rumors: Joe Musgrove is headed to the San Diego Padres from the Pittsburgh Pirates, per multiple reports. The Pirates are reportedly receiving in return Hudson Head, Joey Lucchesi, Drake Fellows, Omar Cruz and David Bednar. Musgrove, 28, is a righthanded starting pitcher who was a supplemental first round pick of the Toronto Blue Jays in 2011. A year later he was dealt to Houston in the massive ten player deal that also featured J.A....
Jan 18, 2021
2021 ZiPS Over/Under Poll: Nate Lowe

2021 ZiPS Over/Under Poll: Nate Lowe

Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports Will Nate Lowe put up an OPS over or under the 804 OPS ZiPS projects he will have in 2021? The 2021 Texas Rangers ZiPS projections are out at Fangraphs, and so it is time for our annual series of over/under polls. Over the next few weeks, we will take a Ranger player and ask whether you think he will put up an OPS in 2021 over or under the OPS projected for him by ZiPS, if he is a position player. For pitchers, we will be using ERA. Previous players covered: Nick Solak David Dahl Rougned Odor Jose Trevino Isiah Kiner-Falefa Joey Gallo Today...
Jan 18, 2021
Rangers place one in BA top 100

Rangers place one in BA top 100

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ The Rangers have just one player who cracked the updated Baseball America top 100 list The 2021 Baseball America top 100 prospect list is out, and the Texas Rangers placed just a single player on the list — third baseman Josh Jung, who came in at #49. I have to say that I’m surprised by this — Dane Dunning, who the Rangers acquired for Lance Lynn this winter, was at #95 on the list when BA last updated at the end of September, and I figured Dunning, along with Sam Huff and Leody Taveras, would be in the back part of the top 100. On the...
Jan 16, 2021
Martin Perez back to the BoSox

Martin Perez back to the BoSox

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports Former Ranger Martin Perez is reportedly returning to Boston for the 2021 season Martin Perez and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to terms on a one year deal, per multiple reports. The 29 year old left hander, who had spent his entire career with the Texas Rangers until signing with Boston as a free agent last offseason, is reportedly getting $4.5 million with a $500K buyout of a $6.5 million team option for 2022. Boston signed Perez last year to a one year, $6 million deal with a 2021 option. Perez gave Boston a 4.50 ERA and 4.88 FIP...
Jan 16, 2021
Saturday Morning Rangers Stuff

Saturday Morning Rangers Stuff

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Texas Rangers update for Saturday, January 16 Good morning, LSB. The Rangers signed 19 players yesterday on the first day of the international signing period. You can view a full list of the Rangers’ signings here. In case you missed it, the Rangers agreed to terms and avoided arbitration with both shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa and right fielder Joey Gallo yesterday. Evan Grant has a fairly bleak outlook at what that most likely means for the Rangers and Gallo. And that’s about all for this morning. Have a good weekend.
Jan 15, 2021
Corey Kluber to the Yankees: 1/$11M

Corey Kluber to the Yankees: 1/$11M

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports The Yankees and Corey Kluber have reportedly agreed on a one year, $11 million deal The New York Yankees and free agent righthanded pitcher Corey Kluber have reportedly agreed to a one year, $11 million, per a number of writers on Twitter. Kluber, of course, was the big acquisition by the Texas Rangers in the 2019-20 offseason, coming to Texas from the Cleveland Indians for Delino DeShields and Emmanuel Clase. The Rangers were hoping the former Cy Young winner, who they held a team option on for 2021, could bounce back from an...
Jan 15, 2021
Rangers, Gallo agree to $6.2M deal

Rangers, Gallo agree to $6.2M deal

Photo by Jennifer Stewart/ The Texas Rangers and right fielder Joey Gallo have avoided arbitration, agreeing to terms on a 1 year, $6.2 million deal The Texas Rangers and Joey Gallo have agreed to a one year, $6.2 million contract for the 2021 season, according to Bob Nightengale on Twitter. MLB Trade Rumors’ arbitration projections had Gallo either at $6.8 million or $5.3 million, depending on the methodology used, in terms of what he would be expected to get in arbitration. The $6.2 million is in line with what I think most of us expected he would end up with. The...