Found July 26, 2013 on USA Sports 360:
TEAMS: Texas Rangers

Matt Garza is just what this team’s brittle and inconsistent starting staff needs. With Yu Darvish and Matt Garza leading the way and pitching up to their capabilities, Texas shouldn’t experience (m)any lengthy losing streaks going forward. Regarding David Murphy’s detractors, as far as I’m concerned they’re justified in feeling the way they do about this over-rated cipher. But their complaints ought to be directed at the guy who fills out the lineup card: Ron Washington. It’s HIM who’d like to carve Murphy’s bust on Mount Rushmore along with “Washington’s”, Jefferson’s,  Roosevelt’s and Lincoln’s. This mystifies me since it’s been roughly a year and a half since Murphy last resembled a major league hitter. It’s doubly puzzling since Jurickson Profar needs reps DAILY–not just for his own development (and the team’s) but because common sense suggests that Nelson Cruz won’t be on their roster at some point once baseball’s Biogenesis investigation is concluded. But RW isn’t known for making the hard decisions. He’s risk averse enough that he’d rather take the easy way out instead of patiently developing a young hitter and dealing with the short term mistakes that player’s bound to make. The process may prove painful in the interim. But if his talent warrants it (and I think Profar’s does) the rewards will be well worth it, so help me Chris Davis… Don’t think Garza will pitch but he is a leader.   Just Sayin’, Clifford Santa Monica

THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

MLB Trade Rumors: Texas Rangers eyeing several bats

The Texas Rangers landed Matt Garza earlier this week from the Chicago Cubs, but the team appears to be far from done adding to its current roster. With outfielder Nelson Cruz potentially facing a suspension for his connection to the Biogenesis scandal, the Rangers are looking to add at least one bat and possibly more. The player who has been most closely connected to the Rangers...

Texas Rangers’ Tanner Scheppers fine after being attacked in Cleveland

  courtesy of www.sportsnet.ca Texas Rangers’ pitcher, Tanner Scheppers, was the victim of an aggravated assault Thursday night by a group of men while he was out for a bite to eat.  The incident occurred somewhere between his hotel and the restaurant downtown Cleveland.  His team, the Texas Rangers, are in town this weekend to play the Cleveland Indians.  Scheppers received a...

Rangers have discussed trading for Michael Young

Source: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images North America The Texas Rangers are focusing on acquiring outfield help as Major League Baesball’s July 31 trade deadline approaches but that will not stop them from seeking other improvements. With Lance Berkman’s status unknown the Rangers have had internal discussions about bringing back Michael Young reports CBS Sports. The Rangers...

The Texas Rangers are more than just one bat away

Rangers fans can feel it. This year is different, and not in a good way. The pitching is there, day in and day out, despite all of the injuries. The bullpen has been outstanding, even though it was the biggest question mark heading into the season. But the one thing the team has been able to rely on, the bats, has failed them. The Rangers are in a race with the trade deadline to...

Rangers Rumors: Texas eyeing three hitters

After acquiring Matt Garza from the Cubs, the Texas Rangers are now eyeing some hitters to upgrade their offense. The Rangers are usually known for their hitting, but have had a down year in terms of scoring runs. With a Nelson Cruz suspension looming, the Rangers are trying to act fast and get an upgrade in their outfield. Three hitters that the Rangers are eyeing are Giants...

Rangers take fans on a ride with a sad ending

When I tuned into the game tonight, I was tired.  I probably could have gone to bed at 7 p.m. and fallen asleep with no issues.  But I decided to watch the Rangers instead.  They didn’t make much of a compelling argument for that decision at first, getting behind 7-1 by the 4th inning. Poor Martin Perez.  Just not a good night.  And it was an early one for him.  He was in...

Rangers' Scheppers attacked on walk in Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Texas Rangers pitcher Tanner Scheppers sustained facial bruises after he said he was "sucker-punched" while walking in downtown Cleveland this week. Scheppers had cuts above his nose and bruising around his left eyes when he spoke to reporters prior to Saturday night's game against the Indians. "I'm just lucky nothing serious happened,"...

Matt Garza Gives Texas Rangers Exactly What They Wanted in Debut

Another season, another year in which the Texas Rangers are in desperate need for pitching prior to the trade deadline. The target this time--Chicago Cubs ace Matt Garze--and as could be expected the Rangers got their man. But would be be worth it? From Wikimedia Commons Wednesday night against the Yankees, in his first start with the Rangers (a 3-1 win), he should...

Rangers pitcher attacked in Cleveland

The Texas Rangers say pitcher Tanner Scheppers sustained facial bruises after being attacked while walking in downtown Cleveland this week.

FOX's Jim Knox Calls a Little Boy a Girl: "What's her name?" ... 'Mark'

Texas Rangers reporter Jim Knox has been with us before. For ball sweat, getting leveled by a bull, and for apparently saying 'Famry' while interviewing some Asian Yu Darvish fans. He's back. Speaking of an infant, Jim asks: "What's her name?" Mark. **Follow us on Twitter, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return to BobsBlitz.com.Follow us on Twitter. Subscribe...

Adrian Beltre, the Everything-Hitter

It’s July 3. No it isn’t! But it is in this paragraph. It’s July 3, and it’s Texas, and it’s the bottom of the sixth of a game between the Rangers and the Mariners. There’s a score, but it doesn’t matter. Adrian Beltre leads off against Felix Hernandez, and on the third pitch, Beltre blasts an automatic double to right-center field, Dustin Ackley watching as the ball...

2013 Fantasy Baseball, The Fielding Edge: Texas Rangers and Oakland Athletics

Author’s Note: This is the fourth edition of a seven part series on fielding and how it could affect your fantasy team and the trade deadline. We are profiling the top two teams in each division because those are the teams most likely to deal for players to help them down the stretch. During the process, we will discuss some fairly complex topics as it pertains to fielding. If...

Kuroda outduels Holland as Rangers lose to Yankees

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Hiroki Kuroda pitched seven scoreless innings for his 10th victory, Mariano Rivera got gifts before posting another save and the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 2-0 on Thursday to split the four-game series. After David Robertson worked a 1-2-3 eighth, Rivera pitched the ninth for his 33rd save this season, extending his career record to 641. The...

Preview: Yankees @ Rangers (7/25/13)

Game four in Texas falls on Hiroki Kuroda (9-6, 2.65 ERA) as he tries to split the series against Derek Holland (8-5, 3.10 ERA). Kuroda pitched another gem his last time out, limiting the Red Sox to two runs in seven innings at Fenway. He took a no decision against Texas on June 25, allowing three runs (two earned) and five hits in 6 2/3 innings. “Kuroda had everything,” Girardi...

Way To Eschew Traditional Gender Roles, Jim Knox

We’ve all been there, especially if we’ve ever waited tables.“What’s her name?”“Mark”“Mark? Mark! Looking good…OK!”Here, oft-failing Texas Rangers reporter Jim Knox learns a valuable lesson about The Pronoun Game. You can never assume the sexual identity of a baby, especially not in 2013, even if they’re wearing a bright pink onesie that says I’M A GIRL across...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.