3:45 PM EST, Mon November 11, 2019
Call to the Pen 45 mins ago

Texas Rangers: three free agents team should target

After an abysmal 2018, the Texas Rangers took major strides of improvement in 2019. Here are three players that could help the team take the next step in 2020. The Texas Rangers finished 78-84, third in the AL West. Despite having a losing record, this was much better than their 2018 last-place finish. They competed […] Texas Rangers: three free agents team should target - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Lone Star Ball 4 hours ago
2019 Texas Rangers grades: Part XII

2019 Texas Rangers grades: Part XII

Photo by Quinn Harris/ We continue to grade all the Texas Rangers from 2019 With the 2019 Texas Rangers season now over, I’m going to do a series of posts handing out grades to every player who appeared for the Rangers this year. I’m starting with pitchers, will go in alphabetical order, and then will do position players in alphabetical order. Grades will be based on a combination of performance, expectations, and my own whims at the moment I happen to be typing this up. They aren’t to be taken too seriously. Here is Part I, and Part II, and Part III. Here is Part IV and Part V and...
Lone Star Ball 5 hours ago
Texas Rangers free agent poll: Anthony Rendon

Texas Rangers free agent poll: Anthony Rendon

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ How would you feel about the Rangers signing Anthony Rendon to a 7 year, $211 million deal? With the offseason now kicking into gear, we will, as we have done the last several years, do a series of polls about the possibility of the Texas Rangers signing various high profile free agents. After doing Gerrit Cole, and then Stephen Strasburg following him, and then Dallas Keuchel after that, and then Mike Moustakas as a possible answer to the third base situation, today we are looking at Anthony Rendon, who Kiley McDaniel at Fangraphs projects as getting 7 years, $211...
Call to the Pen Nov 9, 2019

Texas Rangers: Josh Donaldson to the Rangers?

An American League MVP in 2015, the soon-to-be 34-year-old Josh Donaldson, offers similar yet not as impressive production to that of highly sought after Anthony Rendon — another free agent third baseman the Texas Rangers are said to be looking at. With the Texas Rangers set to open its brand new ballpark in 2020, Josh Donaldson […] Texas Rangers: Josh Donaldson to the Rangers? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Lone Star Ball Nov 8, 2019
Passan: Rangers have interest in Donaldson

Passan: Rangers have interest in Donaldson

Photo by Mike Zarrilli/MLB Photos via Jeff Passan says the Rangers have expressed interest in free agent third baseman Josh Donaldson MLB Rumors: The Texas Rangers have interest in Josh Donaldson, the free agent third baseman who just finished a terrific year for the Atlanta Braves, according to Jeff Passan, who tweeted out some notes earlier today. This is expected, I think, given that the Rangers have a glaring hole at third base right now, and it is the one position that the Rangers don’t really have a viable internal option for. Passan says the Rangers “have money to spend”...