7:52 PM EST, Sun February 17, 2019
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Mike Moustakas, Milwaukee Brewers agree on one year deal

Mike Moustakas, Milwaukee Brewers agree on one year deal

Mike Moustakas is reportedly returning to the Milwaukee Brewers on a 1 year, $10 million deal The Milwaukee Brewers and free agent third baseman Mike Moustakas have reportedly agreed on a one year deal for $10 million, per multiple reports. The 30 year old Moustakas finished the 2019 season with the Brewers, after signing a one year deal with Kansas City late in the 2017-18 offseason. With the addition of Moustakas, the Brewers give themselves a solid league-average third baseman who they should be able to rely upon as a they look to return to the postseason in 2019. The Brewers have been...
4 hours ago
Heyman: Harper talks intensifying

Heyman: Harper talks intensifying

Jon Heyman tweets that the Bryce Harper discussions are accelerating, suggesting a decision could be imminent MLB Rumors: Bryce Harper’s free agent adventure could be coming to a resolution, with Jon Heyman saying things have “intensified,” with the Philadelphia Phillies talking to both Manny Machado and Harper, and Harper talking to other teams, but a Harper/Philly pairing he says is most likely. Buster Olney has a tweet which seems to hint that there would be deferrals, club options or other tricks to make the total value sound higher when Harper and Machado sign, saying that you...
8 hours ago
Rangers, Revere agree on minor league deal

Rangers, Revere agree on minor league deal

Veteran outfielder Ben Revere has agreed to a minor league deal with the Rangers, per reports The Texas Rangers and outfielder Ben Revere have agreed on a minor league contract, per reports. Revere, 30, is a left handed hitting center fielder who was originally a first round pick of the Minnesota Twins in 2007. He’s spent time in the majors with the Twins, Phillies, Blue Jays, Nationals and Angels, though he didn’t appear in the majors last year. One of the roster construction issues we have talked about is the limited options in center field behind Delino DeShields. Joey Gallo...
Feb 15, 2019
Luis Severino, New York Yankees agree on contract extension

Luis Severino, New York Yankees agree on contract extension

The Yankees and pitcher Luis Severino have agreed on a 4 year deal with a club option Luis Severino and the New York Yankees have agreed on a 4 year contract with a club option, according to multiple reports. Joel Sherman says the deal features a $2 million signing bonus, a $4 million salary for 2019, a $10 million salary for 2020, a $10.25 million salary for 2021, an $11 million salary for 2022, and a 2023 club option at $15 million with a $2.75 million buyout. The signing bonus means that, although Severino gets $6 million this year, he will only count $4.4M towards the luxury tax...
Feb 15, 2019
Friday morning Rangers things

Friday morning Rangers things

Friday morning Rangers news and links Good morning, folks... Evan Grant writes how new Texas Rangers relief pitcher Zach McAllister has utilized the Rapsodo analysis tool and the Edgertronic high-speed camera to identify an issue with his grip that was allowing hitters to lay off his curve ball last year, and talks about the Rangers incorporating these items into their pitching programs. T.R. Sullivan writes about Jeff Mathis being in Texas to, among other things, mentor the Rangers’ young catchers. Jeff Wilson writes that the Rangers think they can help Mathis, who has been a poor...
Feb 14, 2019
Sporcle Quiz of the Evening: Colorado Rockies 25+ HR seasons

Sporcle Quiz of the Evening: Colorado Rockies 25+ HR seasons

Can you name the Rockies players who have had a season of 25 home runs or more? A quiet evening in MLB, so we have a Sporcle Quiz for your entertainment... Can you name every MLB player who has had a 25+ home run season with the Colorado Rockies? Good luck...
Feb 14, 2019
The Texas Rangers, they are a-changin’

The Texas Rangers, they are a-changin’

The Rangers had an organizational meeting this week that underscores the significant changes the team has made in its front office, coaching and scouting Evan Grant has a story today that’s worth a read, highlighting an all hands on deck organizational meeting the team held Monday with 180 baseball operations folks. There’s quotes from Jon Daniels in the piece, calling the session “overdue” and highlighting the amount of change the organization has undergone of late, and the need to change. The significant changes that have been taking place in the organization this offseason is...
Feb 13, 2019
Diekman to KC, Fister retires

Diekman to KC, Fister retires

Two former Ranger pitchers were in the news today, for opposite reasons Former Texas Rangers pitcher Jake Diekman has agreed to a one year deal with the Kansas City Royals, per multiple reports, and former Texas Rangers pitcher Doug Fister has announced his retirement today. Diekman came to Texas as part of the Cole Hamels trade in late 2015, and immediately established himself as a key part of the bullpen, contributing significantly to the 2015 and 2016 division winning teams. Diekman missed most of 2017 after offseason surgery for ulcerative colitis, but came back and pitched well for...
Feb 13, 2019
Texas Rangers Opening Day roster prediction

Texas Rangers Opening Day roster prediction

AJM takes a wild stab at the Opening Day roster for the 2019 Texas Rangers A 2019 Texas Rangers Opening Day roster prediction is an exercise in futility at this point, because there will be injuries, more minor league signings, unexpected performances, and the like that will occur between now and then. But hey, its a kind of fun exercise in futility, so I’m going to try doing it anyway. Here’s my wild-ass, for entertainment purposes only, no betting please, predictions for the Opening Day roster for the Rangers: Starting Pitchers (4) — Mike Minor, Lance Lynn, Shelby Miller and...
Feb 13, 2019
Fangraphs top 130 prospects has three Texas Rangers

Fangraphs top 130 prospects has three Texas Rangers

Three Rangers prospects cracked the Fangraphs top 130 prospect list The 2019 Fangraphs top 130 prospect list is out, and the Texas Rangers have placed three prospects in their top 130. Cole Winn, the Rangers’ first round pick in 2018, is the highest ranked Ranger, coming in at #78 on the list. Centerfielder Leody Taveras is #94 in their rankings, and Bubba Thompson, in what could be characterized as a mild surprise, is the third Ranger to make the cut, coming in at #108, just behind Detroit’s Daz Cameron. Thompson, the Rangers’ first round pick in 2017, got good reviews for a nice...
Feb 12, 2019
Morosi: Sergio Romo of interest to Texas

Morosi: Sergio Romo of interest to Texas

Jon Morosi says the Rangers have interest in reliever Sergio Romo Texas Rangers rumors: MLB free agent relief pitcher Sergio Romo is someone the Texas Rangers have “shown interest” in on a possible minor league deal, according to Jon Morosi on Twitter. Morosi says the Toronto Blue Jays have also offered him a contract, while the Minnesota Twins, managed by Rocco Baldelli (who was with the Tampa Bay Rays, Romo’s former team, before being hired by Minnesota this offseason), are also identified as having interest. Coincidentally, MLB Daily Dish talked to Romo’s agent, Barry Meister,...
Feb 12, 2019
Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

Surprise! Good morning. If you’re a member of the Texas Rangers, and you pitch or catch baseballs for a living, I hope you’re enjoying yourself in Surprise, Arizona. Remember the Texas Rangers? Levi Weaver checks in with a recap of what transpired over the last few months as Spring Training workouts get underway beginning tomorrow. Jeff Wilson ponders the burning questions for the Rangers ahead of camp including whether or not they will be able to find a full and healthy starting rotation. Evan Grant offers 19 questions that the Rangers will be hoping to answer this season even though...
Feb 11, 2019
Kyler Murray chooses the NFL, not MLB

Kyler Murray chooses the NFL, not MLB

Kyler Murray has announced that he is dedicating himself to playing in the NFL, rather than playing for the Oakland A’s Kyler Murray, football player: The Oakland A’s top draft choice in 2019 has announced he is “firmly and fully committing my life and time to becoming an NFL quarterback.” This means that he will not only be in the 2019 NFL draft, but presumably is abandoning his career as a baseball player. The Oakland A’s drafted Murray as an outfielder with the 9th pick of the 2018 MLB Draft, and gave him a $4.66 million signing bonus in a deal that allowed Murray to return...
Feb 11, 2019
Every Move the Texas Rangers Have Made this Off-Season... so far

Every Move the Texas Rangers Have Made this Off-Season... so far

You can’t keep track of who left and who arrived without this handy rundown Updated as of February 10, 2019 11:52pm While this off-season has felt pretty boring, which is to be expected in a rebuild, the Texas Rangers have made multiple small moves with the occasional “big” move sprinkled throughout. A lot of moves I even completely forgot about. So I decided to make a list and categorize all the Rangers moves in one place and hopefully made in the least confusing way and hopefully at least one of you finds this interesting/helpful so the too many hours of work I put into this will...
Feb 11, 2019
John Sickels top 100 prospect list has two Rangers

John Sickels top 100 prospect list has two Rangers

A pair of Rangers prospects crack John Sickels’ list of the top 100 prospects in baseball John Sickels, who spent a number of years covering prospects at SBN, has a new gig — he’s joined the Athletic, where he will be doing a weekly column. (And as a reminder, if you haven’t subscribed to the Athletic, you should...you can do so and get 25% off by clicking here.) John’s debut there is his top 100 prospect list for 2019, which includes a pair of Texas Rangers prospects, albeit towards the end — the indefatigable Hans Crouse checks in at #91 on the list, while J.P. Martinez is at...