Found May 02, 2012 on Fox Sports:
A decade ago, the question was enough to spark a barroom battle royal: Who's the best shortstop in baseball? Depending on the month and year, there were as many as four acceptable answers: Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Miguel Tejada and Nomar Garciaparra. (Since I'm certain the matter is unsettled in certain precincts, please note I listed those names in no particular order.) "I was in junior college when all that was going on," Ian Kinsler, the Texas Rangers' All-Star second baseman, recalled Wednesday morning. "It was those four guys. It was pretty cool to watch them change the position." While baseball fans argued about Jeter and A-Rod, Kinsler was in the midst of a peripatetic route to the majors. He was enrolled at three schools -- Central Arizona College, Arizona State and Missouri -- within a nine-month span in 2001 and 2002. The Rangers selected him in the 17th round of the 2003 draft. Nothing about Kinsler's amateur career suggested th...

Feliz unable to solve sudden loss of control

Neftali Feliz turns 24 on Wednesday. He is still a young starting pitcher, prone to the problems that young starting pitchers encounter, and on his last day as a 23-year-old, Feliz encountered a problem he simply couldn't fix. Feliz lost command of his delivery in the third inning of the Texas Rangers' eventual 8-7 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. Feliz knew what he was...

Feliz flounders, Rangers’ rally unsuccessful

Sunday’s overnight flight may very well have caught up with the Rangers.  Tonight’s game was full of fail.  So many bad plays and wasted scoring opportunities.  I don’t even know where to start. The Rangers put up a five-spot in the 2nd inning on five hits.  It was a thing of beauty, but then they handed four runs right back to their opponents in the 3rd.  What looked...

Mike Olt and Tyler Thornburg: Scouting the Unknown

Mike Olt | 3B, Rangers | Born: 8/27/1988 The Rangers are flush with high ceiling prospects. At every level you’ll find top-round draftees and highly touted Latin ballplayers, all of whom signed for big money. Perhaps the most glaring example of this impressive collection of youthful talent lies with Double-A Frisco, and more specifically, with the left side of the Roughriders’...

Lone Star Dugout Video: Justin Grimm (4/22)

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas Rangers prospect Justin Grimm is off to a fantastic start at Double-A Frisco, yielding only five earned runs in 28.1 innings over his first five starts. Lone Star Dugout has video and analysis from a recent outing at Corpus Christi, in which he surrendered four of those earned runs.

FOX Regional Sports Networks Seeing 20% Increase in Ratings for MLB Over Last Year

Fueled largely by the Texas Rangers, FOX is showing strong ratings for the regional sports networks that they host with increases on 20 percent over last year at this time. Interest in Japanese pitching sensation Yu Darvish has been a large factor in the increases on FOX RSNs. FOX reports that four of his five starts have been on FOX Sports SW and have averaged a 9.1 rating, including...

Harrison struggles in series finale

Toronto might just be the new Detroit.  My boys are clearly not fond of playing there.  At the very least, they’re not fond of pitching there.  Neftali Feliz struggled on Tuesday night, and Matt Harrison found himself in similar trouble today. I didn’t get to see the game (11:30 a.m. games are hard to watch when you work), so I can’t speculate on what Harrison’s issue...

Rangers-Indians Preview

Since breaking a franchise mark involving series victories, the Texas Rangers have had trouble earning wins consistently. A series with the Cleveland Indians, the potential return of two top hitters to the lineup and another strong outing from Colby Lewis on Friday night might help them get back on track. Texas set a team record by winning its first six series this season but has...

Generals Sign Pair of Former MLB Draft Picks

From Press Release The Victoria Generals of the Texas Collegiate League have signed two pitchers who were formerly selected in the Major League Baseball draft. Jordan Harrison and Trae Davis will join the Generals pitching staff for the upcoming 2012 summer season. “Jordan and Trae are both very talented pitchers that are already on the radar of MLB scouts,” commented...
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