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Neftali Feliz (credits below) After last week’s column was what righted Miguel Montero’s ship, hopefully this week’s column can do the same.
This week’s column is going to be Texas Ranger themed, with two pitchers whose status as being relievers or starters being in question.
Sell High: Neftali Feliz
When the Rangers made Feliz their closer, it caused many-a groan from people (like me) who thought it was stupid to take a good starting pitcher, and stick him in the bullpen. After winning Rookie of the Year as a closer in 2010, and continuing his success in the role last season, the Rangers decided the best move was to put him back in the rotation.
Suffice to say, that the experiment has not gone well. Even though he posts an ERA of 3.16, his FIP and xFIP point to some regression to for Neftali, as they stand at 4.57 and 4.85 respectively.
Feliz has benefitted from a little bit of luck this year, with his .213 BABIP. Feliz has shown throughout his career that he can maintain a
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OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Texas Rangers have lost a second member of their Opening Day rotation due to injury as left-hander Derek Holland has been put on the disabled list with left shoulder fatigue.
The club has purchased the contract of right-hander Tanner Scheppers from Round Rock. To clear room on the 40-man roster, the club designated John Gaub for assignment.
Yu Darvish's next start has been pushed back two days by the Texas Rangers to give the Japanese right-hander extra rest.
Rangers manager Ron Washington said before Friday night's series opener at San Francisco that the decision had nothing to do with Darvish's last start. Instead, Washington said, he wanted to give Darvish the same kind of rest he has given other starters...
What a terrible game.
And road trip.
I had high hopes with Yu Darvish taking the mound today. I hoped he could do as well as Colby Lewis, if not better. Unfortunately, that was not the case. Six runs, six hits, six walks. Yep, that’s 666, which is never a good sign. The worst inning was the 4th, in which the Athletics scored four runs on just one hit. Darvish...
An MRI on the left shoulder of Texas Rangers starting pitcher Derek Holland showed no structural damage, the team said Friday. Team officials said they believe Holland's lack of shoulder strength is related to a stomach virus that ailed him last month, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Holland, who has lost 15 pounds, has been told by Dr. Keith Meister not to throw for...
It’s been a rough few weeks for the Rangers. They got thumped by both the Mariners (21-8) and Athletics (12-1) within the last week and are just 21-22 since an eight-game winning streak in the middle of April. Texas has already lost Neftali Feliz for an extended period of time due to an elbow sprain and today they lost another young hurler, southpaw Derek Holland with left shoulder...
SAN FRANCISCO -- Craig Gentry followed up his 5 for 5 performance Friday by drawing a start against San Francisco right-hander Ryan Vogelsong.
Gentry's starts normally come against left-handers but Texas manager Ron Washington changed that up.
"The guy had a 5 for 5 night," Washington said. "He deserves to go out there."
Two of Gentry's hits Friday...
SAN FRANCISCO The big question mark coming into Saturday's game for Texas was how was Scott Feldman going to pitch.
The big right-hander who grew up in the San Francisco area answered that by pitching well enough to win against the Giants.
That wasn't the case for the Texas hitters or the defense.
Texas managed just five hits and committed three errors for the second...
It took 14 years, including a World Series, but the Texas Rangers finally figured out how to beat the Giants in San Francisco. The Rangers had lost 11 straight there, 13 including Games 1 and 2 off the 2010 World Series. All it took to end the streak was a shutout by Matt Harrison, the first handed the Giants in 2012. It was the Rangers' first win in San Francisco since June...
This is the fourth post in my 2012 “Down on the Farm” series that chronicles visits to various minor league parks throughout America. (Prior articles, including the entire 2011 edition, can be accessed here.)
The Red River of the South flows for nearly 1,400 miles between the Texas Panhandle and the Mississippi River, but is best known for separating the states of Texas and...
Coming off a stretch that saw the club lose 10 of 11 games, the Oakland A's were able to come back to the Coliseum and win a four-game set against the division leading Texas Rangers. Now they head back on the road again for the start of interleague play.
Texas Rangers starter Alexi Ogando left Sunday's game against the Giants after three innings because of a strained right groin. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI and may be placed on the disabled list, depending on the results of the MRI. Ogando retired all nine hitters he faced, but he injured himself while beating out a sacrifice bunt for a single while batting in the top...