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Gallo, Kiner-Falefa named Gold Glove finalists

Gallo, Kiner-Falefa named Gold Glove finalists

Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire via Joey Gallo and Isiah Kiner-Falefa have been named finalists for the Rawlings Gold Glove awards Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Joey Gallo have each been named finalists for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, with Kiner-Falefa being a finalist at third base and Gallo being a finalist at third base. Kiner-Falefa, who returned to playing the infield late in 2019 after previously having worked at catcher for several years, earned the starting third base job to start the 2020 season, pushing free agent Todd Frazier to first base. Kiner-Falefa was first in the...
16 hours ago
OTD 10 years ago: The Rangers win the pennant

OTD 10 years ago: The Rangers win the pennant

Photo by Anthony J. Causi/Icon SMI/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via 10/22/2010: Rangers beat Yankees in Game 6 of the ALCS and advance to their first World Series in franchise history Ten years ago tonight under a full moon in Arlington the Texas Rangers defeated the New York Yankees in Game 6 of the ALCS to advance to their first ever World Series. In what’s probably the most iconic photo in Rangers history (Nolan Ryan bloody lip notwithstanding), Neftali Feliz struck out the hated Alex Rodriguez for the final out of the game before being embraced by catcher Bengie Molina and then dogpiled...
20 hours ago
Thursday Morning Links

Thursday Morning Links

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Links! Nick Solak and Pete Fairbanks were traded for each other and both have been doing good things for their clubs. Evan Grant hosted a virtual reunion of Ian Kinsler, Derek Holland, Colby Lewis, Michael Young, and David Murphy from the 2010 World Series team. The Rangers have picked up Seattle right hander Art Warren on a waiver claim. Warren throws a 95+ mph fastball, a slider and a curve.
Oct 21, 2020
World Series Game 2 discussion thread

World Series Game 2 discussion thread

Photo by Cooper Neill/MLB Photos via Rays/Dodgers Game 2 for your discussion pleasure We have Game 2 of the World Series tonight at Globe Life Field, with the Rays trying to equalize the series after falling to the Dodgers yesterday. Blake Snell takes the mound for the Rays, while Tony Gonsolin pitches for the Dodgers. 7:08 pm Central start on Fox. Talk about it here.
Oct 21, 2020
Rangers claim Art Warren on waivers

Rangers claim Art Warren on waivers

Photo by Abbie Parr/ The Rangers have claimed righthanded pitcher Art Warren on waivers from the Seattle Mariners The Texas Rangers have claimed pitcher Art Warren on waivers from the Seattle Mariners, it was announced today. Warren, 27, was a 23rd round draft pick of the Mariners out of Ashland University in Ohio in 2015. Warren was brought up to the majors in September, 2019, after having spent the year with the AA Arkansas Travelers, where he put up a 1.71 ERA in 31.2 IP over 29 games, with 41 Ks against 13 walks. Warren did not allow a run in 6 games in the majors for the M’s in...
Oct 21, 2020
SBN Reacts: World Series predictions

SBN Reacts: World Series predictions

SBN Reacts asks who folks are rooting for, and their predictions for the World Series Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Rangers fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts. The Tampa Bay Rays may not have the biggest national following normally, but right now they are the most popular team in baseball. According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts results, a clear majority of baseball fans want the Rays to win the World Series. Of course, just because that’s who fans want to...
Oct 21, 2020
Spike Lundberg among Chicago Cubs layoffs

Spike Lundberg among Chicago Cubs layoffs

Photo by Andy Lyons/ The Chicago Cubs have laid off over 100 employees, including former Ranger minor leaguer Spike Lundberg The Athletic has a story up today about the substantial layoffs the Chicago Cubs have implemented on both the business and baseball sides of the organization. The Cubs have, per this report, let over 100 individuals go in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Folks who were let go included some names that are familiar from their playing days, such as Bob Tewksbury, John Koronka, Keith Lockhart and Matt Murton. The one name that jumped out at me, though, is Spike...
Oct 21, 2020
Wednesday Morning Links

Wednesday Morning Links

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Links! Globe Life Field’s lead architect is a colorful character whose story starts at the housing projects in El Paso. Clayton Kershaw was the good Kershaw in last night’s win over Tampa Bay, although a pitcher this good shouldn’t have to defend his playoff legacy. Globe Life Field may be neutral territory for the playoffs, but last night was the fourteenth game the Dodgers have played there this season and Tampa Bay’s first. Dodgers gear sold out before last night’s game as further evidence that maybe it isn’t neutral territory after all.
Oct 20, 2020
World Series Game 1 discussion thread

World Series Game 1 discussion thread

Photo by Cooper Neill/MLB Photos via Rays versus Dodgers, Game 1 We have Game 1 of the World Series tonight, with the Tampa Bay Rays going up against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Globe Life Field. Clayton Kershaw will be taking the mound for the Dodgers, while Tyler Glasnow goes for the Rays. We have a 7:09 p.m. Central time start on Fox. Talk about it here.
Oct 20, 2020
Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports The World Series returns to Arlington! Good morning. The Shed will host the World Series beginning tonight but the Texas Rangers won’t be there to bask in the Fall Classic. Evan Grant writes that the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays can present attractive blueprints for Texas to follow as they continue to seek a path back to October glory. Jamey Newberg takes a stab at projecting a 2021 roster for the Rangers as he looks at the present and future of each position. Grant notes that Hans Crouse is not at instructional league camp for “positive...
Oct 19, 2020
World Series Poll II: Who do you want to win?

World Series Poll II: Who do you want to win?

Robert Gauthier/ Los Angeles Times via Who do you want to win in the World Series, and who do you think will win in the World Series? Our second poll about the World Series, this one more oriented towards rooting interest... Between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Tampa Bay Rays, who are wanting to win, and who do you think will win? Cast your vote below...
Oct 19, 2020
World Series Poll I — who wins, how many games?

World Series Poll I — who wins, how many games?

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ We have the Rays and the Dodgers kicking off the World Series tomorrow, and we want your predictions We have the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Tampa Bay Rays facing off in the 2020 MLB World Series beginning on Tuesday, with all seven games taking place at Globe Life Field. We want to know who y’all think will take this series, and in how many games. Cast your vote below...
Oct 18, 2020
Dodgers v Rays in the World Series

Dodgers v Rays in the World Series

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Tampa Bay Rays will face off in the World Series The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves tonight by a score of 4-3 in tonight’s Game 7 of the NLCS, and will now face off in the World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays, who won their ALCS Game 7 against the Houston Astros. The Rangers own Globe Life Field will be hosting all seven (if necessary) games of the World Series, with Game 1 on Tuesday night. We had all hoped that there would be a World Series played at Globe Life Field in its inaugural season...just not like...
Oct 18, 2020
NLCS Game 7 discussion thread

NLCS Game 7 discussion thread

Photo by MPI/ Better late than never Sorry, guys...we have been tied up. Talk here.
Oct 18, 2020
Miami Marlins, Mike Hill part ways

Miami Marlins, Mike Hill part ways

David Santiago/El Nuevo Herald/Tribune News Service via The Marlins and president of baseball operations Mike Hill are parting ways, per reports The Miami Marlins have let president of baseball operations Mike Hill go, per multiple reports. Interestingly, Hill was originally a Texas Rangers draft pick, selected in the 31st round in 1993, and playing in the Rangers system in 1993 and 1994. Hill was in the Tampa Bay Rays front office from 1995-99, then was director of player development for the Colorado Rockies before joining the Marlins in 2002. He was general manager for the Marlins...