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While we have spent much time debating over whether to trade for Elvis Andrus or Jurickson Profar, the word out of Arlington is that neither Profar or Andrus will be dangled this offseason. Rather, Ian Kinsler is the player the Rangers would prefer to trade. Profar is 21; Andrus is 24; Kinsler is 31. Therefore, Kinsler’s future is a lot shorter than the other two. Now, while Andrus or Profar can be traded, the Rangers will look to get a mega-player back (i.e.: Giancarlo Stanton). If one of these two younger players get traded, the Rangers are preparing to put Luis Sardinas at 2B down the road as they have had him play 2B in the minors as well as SS.
The Rangers will make Kinsler available in order to fill a need for a left fielder for next year. We will put them in order of preference, as there are several options:
Trade Kinsler for a left fielder, preferably a lefty stick.
Sign a Carlos Beltran / Shin-Soo Choo to play left and balance out the righty bats of Rios, Beltre, Andrus, K...
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Yesterday, while bugging a friend of mine to come hang out instead of watching his favorite MLS team play, I received the following text message: “Please! You are the guy who watches a sport which doesn’t have a time limit. My game will be over soon.”
Well, he does have a point. As George Carlin once said while comparing football and baseball, “Football is rigidly timed,...
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credit photo to David Banks/Getty Images Ian Kinsler led the Texas Rangers to a season-high five home runs Friday night against the Chicago White Sox. Kinsler was the only Ranger home run not to leave yard as he sent a Chris Sale pitch down left field line that turn into the most exciting play of the night. Kinsler had some help when the baseball rolled into the drainage track...
The Texas Rangers completed the trade for Matt Garza Friday by sending right-handed pitcher Neil Ramirez to the Chicago Cubs.
Ramirez has spent the entire season at Double A Frisco, going 9-3 with a 3.84 ERA. He led the Texas League in strikeouts with 127. He will remain in Double A with the Cubs, who have assigned him to Double-A Tennessee.
When the trade was made, Ramirez was...
Texas Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin was not in the lineup Sunday against the Chicago White Sox after spraining his right ankle the previous night.
Martin was injured during the ninth inning of Saturday's game against the White Sox in a collision with left fielder David Murphy. Martin called off Murphy as both charged Paul Konerko's fly to center, but Murphy kept pursuing...
It's a lesson every kid learns day one in Little League — the play isn't over until the umpire makes a call. Chicago White Sox leftfielder Dayan Viciedo finally learned that lesson to his dismay. A ground ball down the left-field line eluded Vicedo and got lost behind the wall allowing Ian Kinsler to round the bases for a bizarre inside-the-park homer. While logic...
On this day in 2007, the baseball world saw a beating like it had never seen before. The Texas Rangers defeated the Baltimore Orioles 30-3, setting a record for the most runs scored by a team in modern MLB history.
The Rangers trailed, 3-0, then scored, to the shock of even their own fans, 30 unanswered runs.
It was the first time since 1900, thought of as the beginning of the...
With the Texas Rangers, it has not really been a matter of if they would make a move for the strangle-hold of the American League West, it was a matter of when.
Now that we are in the dog days of summer, it is clear that the Rangers have picked August to be the month where they made their move. They are 15-4 this month, including an 8-game winning streak during the heart of August...
The Rangers have sent right-hander Neil Ramirez to the Chicago Cubs to complete the trade that brought right-hander Matt Garza to Texas last month.
The deal was completed Friday, after the Cubs had claimed Ramirez off waivers. The pitcher was assigned to Double-A Tennessee.
Ramirez led the Double-A Texas League with 127 strikeouts and was 9-3 with a 3.84 ERA in 21 starts for Frisco...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Ian Kinsler raced around the bases for a bizarre inside-the-park homer and Adam Rosales had a conventional two-run shot, helping the Texas Rangers beat the Chicago White Sox 11-5 on Friday night.
The AL West-leading Rangers (75-53) had five homers in all while winning for the 19th time in 23 games to move a season-high 22 games over .500. Jeff Baker and pinch hitter...
MLB Daily Leagues Lineup Picks for August 24, 2013 P – Yu Darvish (TEX): Darvish is one of the best pitchers in baseball. He has a crazy 214 strikeouts already on the season– that’s 26 more than any other pitcher in baseball. He has really found consistency this season getting his ERA all the way [...]
It is game one in a three game series with the Texas Rangers. Chris Sale has the office duties today.
Grab some bench and a coffee and see you soon
*0 – 0
Rangers – (He Gone)(He Gone)(He Gone)
Sox – De Aza(single), Beckham(Hang Woof’em), Ramirez(single to shallow right,De Aza to second), Konerko(Hang Woof’em), Dunn(He Gone),
A.J. Pierzynski’s return to U.S. Cellular Field provided some feel-good moments Friday night but the Texas Rangers had a long-awaited reunion of their own.
Their hitters reconnected with their long-lost first love the home run and they caught up on lost time during the opener of a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox.
Part-timers Jeff Baker and Adam Rosales swatted...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Matt Garza felt he was just a little off. It was enough to make for another shaky outing.
Garza gave up two home runs, and the Texas Rangers lost 5-2 to the surging Chicago White Sox on Sunday.
"I had my slider again and it was down. I just paid for the two balls I left up," he said.
Jordan Danks became the first major leaguer in nearly six decades to...