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The Rangers are the best team since the ’98 Yankees. Do you agree?
Tom Verducci made this statement yesterday to John Feinstein and Bruce Murray during their mid-day show on Mad Dog Radio. I think Nolan Ryan and Jon Daniels have done a fabulous job turning around that ballclub, but they should not be discussed in the same breath as one of the best baseball teams of all-time.
The ’98 Yankees weren’t a collection of All-Stars. Although the Yankees have been a payroll team for the better part of the decade, this was not the case during the late nineties dynasty under Joe Torre. The Yanks were actually number two, behind Baltimore, with their $66 million dollar payroll. There were six other teams that were within $10 million dollars of them, as well.
That ’98 team was a collection of homegrown talent, veteran acquisition and component players that thrived in their roles. That group scored 965 runs, which is the tenth highest in franchise history. Offensively, it was o...
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Roy Oswalt officially joined the Rangers with a one-year contract. He expects to join the big league rotation after about four starts. Oswalt told reporters that thrown bullpen sessions every other day for the past six weeks. His first start is excepted to come at Triple-A Round Rock, on Saturday. "My arm feels great, my body feels great," Oswalt said during a conference...
You know how the Angels just salvaged their season by beating up on a soft portion of their schedule? Yeah, that was pretty cool, right? They should totally do that more often.
Now, back at .500, the Halos are within striking distance of the Texas Rangers in the AL West. If they want to continue closing that gap, they have a perfect opportunity to do so this weekend. Actually...
Recently departed Phillies pitcher Roy Oswalt is no longer on the market, as he signed with the Rangers on Tuesday.
The Rangers deemed his help necessary with the injury to starting pitcher Neftali Feliz. The deal is pending a physical, which is to be taken on Thursday, and will join Triple A Round Rock for a few starts before he makes his way to the majors.
Sources say that the...
The Texas Rangers already had a pitching surplus, and atop of that they signed free agent Roy Oswalt last week. According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports the Rangers will shop right-handed pitchers Scott Feldman and Mark Lowe.
Heyman adds that the Rangers are looking for a right handed hitting outfielder in return. Among the right handed hitting outfielders that could be available we...
They just Ridley Scotted from my belly, gushed out after I heard the news: Texas signed Roy Oswalt. "OF COURSE THE F====G RANGERS SIGNED HIM. THEY GET F====G EVERYBODY.” Yes, people… the Rangers are the Yankees. Unable to dominate the NFL, the malevolent, George Bushian state of Texas has chosen to exert its oily blood money in baseball. And we, the Eastern dandy...
The Single-A Hickory Crawdads won their fourth consecutive game on Thursday, as Nick Martinez turned in five strong innings. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action in the Texas Rangers' system.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Justin Smoak hit two three-run homers against his former team and the Seattle Mariners used a pair of early eight-run innings to rout the Texas Rangers for the second straight game, winning 21-8 Wednesday night.
Smoak had three hits to go with his career high for RBIs as Seattle reached double digits in back-to-back games against the AL West leaders. Jesus...
Hot News for OF Julio Borbon
Tonight, the Rangers held a press conference at 8:15 p.m. to announce the signing of Roy Oswalt.
Oh, and they also played a game that started at 7:05 p.m. Clearly, one of those things was more important than the other.
And the team seemed to sense that too. They didn’t really show up tonight. Or rather, I didn’t recognize the team that showed up tonight.
Scott Feldman didn’t...
What he did: I always thought Nolan Ryan got screwed playing nine seasons on the Houston Astros. That's what I used to think at least, looking at years like 1987 when Ryan led the National League with a 2.76 ERA but finished 8-16. Certainly, those Astros went 76-86 and scored two runs or less in about half of Ryan's starts with him going 1-13 in those games. But there'...
Seattle bats erupt, win another series
The Headline: The Seattle Mariners make this one look like a football game, as they put up a 21 spot on the Rangers. Blackjack!
Seattle Mariners 21, Texas Rangers 8
When: 8:05 ET, Wednesday, March 30, 2012
Where: Rangers Ballpark, Arlington
Umpires: Home — Jim Wolf, 1B — Derryl Cousins, 2B — Ron Kulpa, 3B — D.J....
By David Saltzer, AngelsWin.com Senior Writer
In college, I once wrote a paper about a baseball player entitled “Why There’s a G-d, and Why He’s a Baseball Fan”. It was about the greatest pitcher I have ever had the pleasure to watch play the game, Nolan Ryan.
When I was a kid, Nolan Ryan was synonymous with the Angels. One couldn’t think of one without the other...