6:05 PM EDT, Wed August 15, 2018
39 mins ago
Q&As with three different Ranger beat guys out today

Q&As with three different Ranger beat guys out today

With the off day today, T.R. Sullivan, Levi Weaver and Evan Grant put up pieces today answering questions from the fans Carl Jung described a phenomenon known as synchronicity, whereby events seemingly having no causal relationship are meaningfully related. He referred to them as “meaningful coincidences” or “acausal parallelism.” Jung may or may not have had in mind three Rangers beat writers all providing content on August 15, 2018, in the form of fielding questions from readers. Levi Weaver did a live Q&A over at The Athletic at lunch time today, fielding a metric crapload of...
4 hours ago
Sporcle Quiz of the Day: 30+ HRs in the Aughts

Sporcle Quiz of the Day: 30+ HRs in the Aughts

Can you name the players who had at least one 30+ home run season from 2000 to 2009? We are in the middle of August, the Rangers are out of the race, there’s no game today, and there’s not much to talk about, so here’s a Sporcle Quiz for your afternoon enjoyment... Can you name the MLB players who had at least 30 home runs in a season between the years of 2000 and 2009? Good luck...
18 hours ago
53-69 - Not so nice: Rangers fall to Diamondbacks 6-4

53-69 - Not so nice: Rangers fall to Diamondbacks 6-4

The Rangers forgot that Yovani Gallardo was pitching and didn’t score 15 runs Did you folks enjoy a whole night of C.J. Nitkowski talking endlessly about how important C.J. Nitkowski is while the Rangers played maybe the most boring game of the season? Player of the Game: I’d go look up which Ranger collected some RBIs or something but, meh. Patrick Corbin was honestly the best baseball player on the field tonight by a wide margin. Up Next: The Rangers have a weird, rare Wednesday off before starting a four-game set against the Angels in Arlington on Thursday.
23 hours ago
Game 122 Game Day Thread - Arizona Diamondbacks @ Texas Rangers

Game 122 Game Day Thread - Arizona Diamondbacks @ Texas Rangers

The Rangers aren’t facing a former Cy Young award winner so it might be difficult for them to win Arizona Diamondbacks @ Texas Rangers Tuesday August 14, 2018, 7:05 PM CDT The Ballpark Patrick Corbin vs. Yovani Gallardo Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS RANGERS Jon Jay - CF Shin-Soo Choo - RF Paul Goldschmidt - DH Rougned Odor - 2B David Peralta - LF Elvis Andrus - SS Eduardo Escobar - 3B Jurickson Profar - 3B Steven Souza - RF Robinson Chirinos - DH Ketel Marte - 2B Joey Gallo - LF Daniel Descalso - 1B Isiah Kiner-Falefa - C Nick Ahmed - SS Ronald Guzman - 1B Alex...
23 hours ago
Alexander Ovalle the PTBNL in Hamels trade

Alexander Ovalle the PTBNL in Hamels trade

The Rangers announced that 17 year old outfielder Alexander Ovalle has been acquired from the Chicago Cubs as the player to be named later in the Cole Hamels trade The Texas Rangers have announced that outfielder Alexander Ovalle has been acquired from the Chicago Cubs as the player to be named later in the Cole Hamels trade. Ovalle, 17, was signed by the Cubs in July, 2017, out of the Dominican Republic. He has a .316/.430/.368 slash line in 94 plate appearances in the Dominican Summer League, with an encouraging 16:14 BB:K ratio, and 8 steals in 13 attempts. With the final return on the...
Aug 14, 2018
Tuesday Texas Rangers lineup: Profar at 3B, Calhoun sits

Tuesday Texas Rangers lineup: Profar at 3B, Calhoun sits

With Adrian Beltre dealing with his sore hamstring, Jurickson Profar gets the start at 3B today, and Robinson Chirinos is at DH The Texas Rangers look to sweep the short series against the D-Backs today, and will look to do so without Adrian Beltre, who is out of the lineup after leaving yesterday’s game with a tight hamstring. The lineup: Choo — RF Odor — 2B Elvis — SS Profar — 3B Chirinos — DH Gallo — LF IKF — C Guzman — 1B DeShields — CF Yovani Gallardo is on the mound against Patrick Corbin.
Aug 14, 2018
Doug Fister is done for the year

Doug Fister is done for the year

Rangers pitcher Doug Fister will not return to pitching this season Texas Rangers pitcher Doug Fister, who has been on the disabled list since early June with a knee injury, will not return this season, it was revealed yesterday. Fister, 34, had a 4.50 ERA and a 5.25 FIP in 66 innings over 12 starts for the Rangers this year. Fister was the first free agent to sign this offseason, and got a $3.5 million deal for 2018, with a $4.5 million option for 2019 that carries a $500,000 buyout. The option is cheap enough that it was thought the option could be exercised, particularly if he returned...
Aug 14, 2018
Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

The Rangers won last night but at what cost? Good morning. Jeff Wilson writes that the Rangers began their final 100 games countdown at The Ballpark with a 5-3 win over the Diamondbacks. TR Sullivan writes that the win was Bartolo Colon’s latest conquest of a fellow former Cy Young award winner. Drew Davison notes that Elvis Andrus is the current Ranger who has spent the most time at The Ballpark but he won’t miss it too much. Sullivan writes that it was a pyrrhic victory for Texas last night as Adrian Beltre reaggravated his hamstring while scoring an eighth inning insurance...
Aug 13, 2018
Adrian Beltre leaves game with apparent injury

Adrian Beltre leaves game with apparent injury

Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre left tonight’s game after pulling up lame while scoring Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre left tonight’s game after the eighth inning with what appeared to be a calf or hamstring issue suffered when he was scoring on a Robinson Chirinos single, Beltre was replaced in the top of the inning by Jurickson Profar. This is just the latest episode in an ongoing series of leg muscle issues that has limited Beltre the last couple of years. Beltre has done an admirable job of managing the issue, despite several trips to the d.l. the past few seasons,...
Aug 13, 2018
53-68 - Three cheers for Chirinos! Rangers down D-backs 5-3

53-68 - Three cheers for Chirinos! Rangers down D-backs 5-3

Final score: Robinson Chirinos 4, Rangers 1, Arizona Diamondbacks 3. Bartolo Colon reached his zenith with his 246th career win in his last start to become MLB’s all-time leader in wins by a Latin-born pitcher. Tonight, Colon added another win to the tally in what will surely end up being the first on his way to 492 wins since I’m pretty sure Bartolo Colon is mischievous deity just goofing off here on Earth. Player of the Game: By pretty much any metric, Robinson Chirinos is one of the five or so best everyday hitting catchers in baseball. It’s kind of amazing to me that no team...
Aug 13, 2018
Game 121 Game Day Thread - Arizona Diamondbacks @ Texas Rangers

Game 121 Game Day Thread - Arizona Diamondbacks @ Texas Rangers

Bartolo Colon begins his journey to his next 246 wins Arizona Diamondbacks @ Texas Rangers Monday August 13, 2018, 7:05 PM CDT The Ballpark Zack Greinke vs. Bartolo Colon Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS RANGERS David Peralta - LF Shin-Soo Choo - DH Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Rougned Odor - 2B A.J. Pollock - CF Elvis Andrus - SS Eduardo Escobar - 3B Adrian Beltre - 3B Steven Souza - RF Joey Gallo - RF Ketel Marte - 2B Robinson Chirinos - C Daniel Descalso - DH Ronald Guzman - 1B Nick Ahmed - SS Willie Calhoun - LF Jeff Mathis - C Delino DeShields - CF Go Rangers!
Aug 13, 2018
Leonys Martin battling “life-threatening bacterial infection”

Leonys Martin battling “life-threatening bacterial infection”

Former Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin is in the hospital with what has been described as a life-threatening bacterial infection Leonys Martin, former Texas Rangers and current Cleveland Indians outfielder, is battling a “life threatening bacterial infection,” per Zack Meisel, who says the infection attacked his internal organs. Martin, who was placed on the disabled list a few days ago, has been in the hospital due to the infection, though Meisel says he is “in stable condition and is improving.” This is a scary and strange episode for Leonys, who has already had more than his...
Aug 13, 2018
Monday Texas Rangers lineup: Profar’s day off

Monday Texas Rangers lineup: Profar’s day off

Jurickson Profar is getting the day off today in the series opener against the Diamondbacks The Texas Rangers kick off a two game series at home against the Arizona Diamondbacks this evening, and Jurickson Profar, who was 0 for 13 in the final three games in New York, is getting the night off. The lineup: Choo — DH Odor — 2B Elvis — SS Beltre — 3B Gallo — RF Chirinos — C Guzman — 1B Calhoun — LF DeShields — CF Bartolo Colon pitches for Texas.
Aug 13, 2018
Encarnacion injury an opening for Choo?

Encarnacion injury an opening for Choo?

The Cleveland Indians have some black holes on offense, and Edwin Encarnacion is now on the d.l. Is Shin-Soo Choo a possible solution? MLB Trade Rumors: Shin-Soo Choo, the Texas Rangers outfielder/DH owed approximately $5 million for the rest of 2018 and $21 million in 2019 and 2020, has been made available by the Rangers for some time, to no avail. While he wasn’t moved in advance of the July 31 trade deadline, no team would take on his contract, so he’s likely already cleared revocable trade waivers (or would, if the Rangers haven’t put him on trade waivers yet), meaning that he...
Aug 13, 2018
The Best Football Team In Baseball

The Best Football Team In Baseball

Fielding A Football Team From Today’s Active MLBers It’s August and that usually means back-to-school sales, more summer heat, and of course, football. While Major League Baseball still has a couple of months left in its super long season, August is when football starts to creep back into the psyche of sports fans. August is also when the eternal “how-come-preseason-NFL-football-has-priority-over-regular-season-MLB-games-on-my-TV?!” debates go down on social media. With that as a backdrop, I thought it’d be fun to bring football and baseball together in a conciliatory effort...