3:02 PM EST, Fri February 03, 2023
Lone Star Ball 4 hours ago
2022 in review: Jesus Tinoco

2022 in review: Jesus Tinoco

Photo by New York Yankees/ Welcome to the World of Tinoco With the 2022 regular season over, it is that time where we go back and take a look at the players who appeared for the Texas Rangers this past season. Today, we look at relief pitcher Jesus Tinoco. I always think of Tinoco as being a chain of gas stations, or maybe some fictional conglomorate. Wasn’t Tinoco the big sponsor that Lightning McQueen wanted to get to race for in Cars? Or is Tinoco the company that made the House of the Future in that Mr. Show episode? Did you know that Jesus Tinoco pitched in the...
Lone Star Ball 5 hours ago
Friday morning Rangers things

Friday morning Rangers things

Photo by Ben Ludeman/Texas Rangers/ Friday morning Rangers news and links Good morning, folks... Levi Weaver does his first Opening Day roster projection for the Texas Rangers. Evan Grant talks about the Rangers lack of a left fielder. Jeff Wilson’s Friday newsletter says, don’t expect any big Rangers news before the season starts. Nathaniel Lowe is feeling optimistic about the 2023 season. Kiley McDaniel ranks the MLB farm systems, and has the Rangers in the top ten.
Lone Star Ball Feb 2, 2023
Poll: 2023 American League Champs

Poll: 2023 American League Champs

Photo by Bob Levey/ Who are you picking to advance to the World Series from the American League in 2023? It has been a slow stretch as far as stuff goes for both MLB and the Texas Rangers, and there’s not been much to post about. So, hey, a random way too early poll about the 2023 season! What team do you think will advance to the World Series from the American League this year? Cast your vote below...
Lone Star Ball Jan 30, 2023
Darren O’Day announces his retirement

Darren O’Day announces his retirement

Brandon Wade/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Tribune News Service via Former Texas Rangers reliever Darren O’Day Darren O’Day, veteran reliever and one-time Texas Ranger, has announced his retirement, via a lengthy, thoughtful letter posted on Twitter. O’Day, who turned 40 last October, is a name that brings back fond memories. A Rule 5 draft pick from the Angels after the 2008 season by the New York Mets, he was waived in late April, 2009, after just four appearances, and claimed by the Rangers. O’Day went on to have a great 2009 season, posting a 1.94 ERA in 55.2...
Lone Star Ball Jan 30, 2023
Keith Law top 100 prospect list out

Keith Law top 100 prospect list out

Photo by Rob Tringali/MLB Photos via Keith Law’s top 100 prospect list for 2023 has dropped Keith Law’s top 100 prospect list for 2023 has dropped over at the Athletic. The bad news? No Texas Rangers prospects are in the top half of the list. AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! PANIC IN THE STREETS!!!!!! On the plus side, the back half of the list has four Rangers prospects, led by Evan Carter at #53 and Josh Jung at #56. Carter is a little lower on Law’s list than he has been on the other lists, while Jung dropped about 25 spots from where he was on Law’s list last year. We...