9:11 PM EST, Fri January 28, 2022
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LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings — #20

LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings — #20

Photo by FilmPublicityArchive/United Archives via Who is the #20 prospect in the Rangers farm system right now? Congratulations to Davis Wendzel, who won the vote for the #19 spot in the LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings. Our list so far: 1 — Jack Leiter 2 — Josh Jung 3 — Cole Winn 4 — Justin Foscue 5 — Dustin Harris 6 — Ezequiel Duran 7 — Owen White 8 — Evan Carter 9 — Josh Smith 10 — Sam Huff 11 — Ricky Vanasco 12 — Luisangel Acuna 13 — A.J. Alexy 14 — Thomas Saggese 15 — Aaron Zavala 16 — T.K. Roby 17 — Glenn Otto 18 —...
11 hours ago
Friday morning Rangers links

Friday morning Rangers links

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Texas Rangers update for Friday, January 28 Good morning, LSB. Jeff Wilson writes on his substack about new Rangers’ minor league signings Nick Tropeano and Josh Sale. MLB Pipeline pulls out the crystal ball and lists a top prospect for each team...in 2024. Evan Drellich writes that there’s issues with the MLB’s new minor league housing policy, with the Advocates for Minor Leaguers group saying in a statement “the policy presents MLB teams the opportunity to cut costs rather than providing proper housing,” And Jayson Stark asks: what...
Jan 27, 2022
Alec Hansen announces his retirement

Alec Hansen announces his retirement

Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/ Former top prospect Alec Hansen has announced his is retiring Alec Hansen, a righthanded pitcher who was a second round pick of the Chicago White Sox in 2016, and one of the top prospects in baseball a few years ago, is retiring, per reports. Hansen, 27, was a polarizing prospect when he was coming out of the University of Oklahoma in 2016, and was one of the players we discussed as a possibility for Texas to take at #30 that year (they took Cole Ragans instead, you will recall). Hansen had great stuff — upper 90s fastball, three...
Jan 27, 2022
LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings — #19

LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings — #19

Photo by Mondadori via Who is the #19 prospect in the Rangers farm system right now? Congratulations to Maximo Acosta, who won the runoff for the #18 spot in the LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings with exactly one-third of the vote. Our list so far: 1 — Jack Leiter 2 — Josh Jung 3 — Cole Winn 4 — Justin Foscue 5 — Dustin Harris 6 — Ezequiel Duran 7 — Owen White 8 — Evan Carter 9 — Josh Smith 10 — Sam Huff 11 — Ricky Vanasco 12 — Luisangel Acuna 13 — A.J. Alexy 14 — Thomas Saggese 15 — Aaron Zavala 16 — T.K. Roby 17 — Glenn...
Jan 27, 2022
Thursday morning Rangers things

Thursday morning Rangers things

Photo credit should read CARLO ALLEGRI/AFP via Thursday morning Rangers news and links Good morning, folks... Evan Drellich looks at the efforts by the MLBPA in the current negotiations to get more money to players with less than three years of service time. The Rangers announced the signings of a half-dozen players to minor league deals yesterday. There’s a career fair on Saturday at Globe Life Park for those who would like to work at the Rangers games. Jeff Wilson looks at the results of the most recent round of Hall of Fame voting. David Schoenfield looks at the...
Jan 26, 2022
Rangers sign some minor league free agents

Rangers sign some minor league free agents

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The Rangers announced the signing of several minor league free agents today The Texas Rangers announced the signing of several minor league free agents today, the most notable of which are pitcher Nick Tropeano and infielder Josh Sale. Tropeano, 31, is a righthanded pitcher who has spent parts of seven seasons in the majors. In 2021 he pitched for the Mets and the Giants in both AAA and the majors, as well as in AAA for the Dodgers. He has a career 4.22 ERA and 4.81 FIP in 241 major league innings, the majority of which have been with the...
Jan 26, 2022
Sporcle Quiz: Kansas City Royals 25+ HR hitters

Sporcle Quiz: Kansas City Royals 25+ HR hitters

Photo by Carmen Mandato/ Can you name the players who have had a 25+ home run season for the Kansas City Royals? On this quiet Wednesday afternoon, I have a Sporcle Quiz for your enjoyment... Can you name every player who has had a 25+ home run season for the Kansas City Royals? Good luck...
Jan 26, 2022
LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings — #18

LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings — #18

Who is the #18 prospect in the Rangers farm system right now? Congratulations to T.K. Roby, who won the runoff for the #16 spot in the LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings with just over 55% of the vote, just edging out Glenn Otto. Our list so far: 1 — Jack Leiter 2 — Josh Jung 3 — Cole Winn 4 — Justin Foscue 5 — Dustin Harris 6 — Ezequiel Duran 7 — Owen White 8 — Evan Carter 9 — Josh Smith 10 — Sam Huff 11 — Ricky Vanasco 12 — Luisangel Acuna 13 — A.J. Alexy 14 — Thomas Saggese 15 — Aaron Zavala 16 — T.K. Roby 17 — Glenn Otto Moving...
Jan 25, 2022
Ortiz lone player voted into Hall by BBWAA today

Ortiz lone player voted into Hall by BBWAA today

Photo by Omar Rawlings/ David Ortiz is the only player to get enough votes in this year’s BBWAA ballot to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame The BBWAA voted a single player in as part of this year’s Hall of Fame class — David Ortiz, the longtime Boston Red Sox DH who eked in with 77.9% of the vote in his first year on the ballot. Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens were the next closest, with each appearing on just under two-thirds of the ballots. They, along with Curt Schilling (58.6%) and Sammy Sosa (18.5%), were in their final year of eligibility, and will...
Jan 25, 2022
Announcement: A new commenting system is coming to Lone Star Ball

Announcement: A new commenting system is coming to Lone Star Ball

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Coming Thursday, comments will look different. Hey everyone. I’m Tanya, and I oversee all of our baseball communities for SB Nation. This Thursday will be a big day for our community: we’re moving our comments to a new platform, developed especially for SB Nation. All of our MLB communities will be moving to the new platform, and I’m excited about the change. Some of you may already be familiar with this new platform as it rolled out to our NFL communities in 2020 and to many of our soccer sites and our NHL and NBA communities last...
Jan 25, 2022
LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings — #16 RUNOFF

LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings — #16 RUNOFF

Photo by George Rinhart/Corbis via Who is the #16 prospect in the Rangers farm system right now? We have a runoff for the #16 spot in the LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings, with Glenn Otto and T.K. Roby being within a few votes of each other in the last round of voting. So which of these two players is the #16 prospect in the Rangers system right now? Cast your vote below... Loading…
Jan 24, 2022
MLB, MLBPA appear to make headway, will meet again Tuesday

MLB, MLBPA appear to make headway, will meet again Tuesday

Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via MLB and the MLBPA will meet again tomorrow after today’s session MLB and the MLBPA had another meeting today as they try to work towards a resolution to the current lockout. Apparently there was enough headway made for the parties to be meeting again tomorrow. Reports indicate that the MLBPA has backed off its request to have players be eligible, in some circumstances, for free agency in less than six years, and have softened their stance in regards to revenue sharing. Those are two major issues of contention, and it...
Jan 24, 2022
LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings — #16

LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings — #16

Who is the #16 prospect in the Rangers farm system right now? Congratulations to Aaron Zavala, who won vote for the #15 spot in the LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings with over 40% of the vote. Our list so far: 1 — Jack Leiter 2 — Josh Jung 3 — Cole Winn 4 — Justin Foscue 5 — Dustin Harris 6 — Ezequiel Duran 7 — Owen White 8 — Evan Carter 9 — Josh Smith 10 — Sam Huff 11 — Ricky Vanasco 12 — Luisangel Acuna 13 — A.J. Alexy 14 — Thomas Saggese 15 — Aaron Zavala Moving on... We are using Google Forms for the voting. You will need to include...
Jan 24, 2022
2021 Year in Review: Spencer Patton

2021 Year in Review: Spencer Patton

Photo by Ron Jenkins/ Taking a look at Spencer Patton’s 2021 season With the 2021 season having come to a close, we are looking back at the year that was for members of the Texas Rangers. Today we are looking at righthanded reliever Spencer Patton. Two of the worst seasons in the history of the Texas Rangers included Spencer Patton giving the Rangers some decent innings out of the bullpen. One of those was 2021, of course. 2021 sucked. We all know that. The other was 2014. 2014 was also terrible, though in something of a different way. 2021 was supposed to be...
Jan 24, 2022
Monday Morning Texas Rangers Update

Monday Morning Texas Rangers Update

Photo by Mitchell Layton/ Come for the baseball news, stay for probably not that Good morning. ESPN’s David Schoenfield tries to get us with a fact about the Texas Rangers that we maybe didn’t know but it is that they are bad at pitching and buddy, we’ve lived it. Who’s the next Hall of Famer for each team? Matt Snyder predicts them and it’s an easy call for the Rangers. The MLB Pipeline fellas look back at their 2020 predictions for which prospects were potential breakout stars from each farm system. And, in news that could impact the Rangers at the top of...